November 17, 2012; Morgantown, WV, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers wide receiver Tavon Austin (1) carries the ball on a 31 yard gain against the Oklahoma Sooners during the first quarter at Milan Puskar Stadium . Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE
By no means was it a perfect game for Landry, but what a performance by the senior. When the Sooners needed it most, Jones delivered on multiple drives. He did struggle in this one, but Jones overcame a lot of adversity to win this ball game for the Sooners. Now as for Blake Bell, teams are starting to figure out the Belldozer. It is very apparent when the last three weeks Bell has not been automatic.
Take away Damien Williams’ long touchdown run in the second quarter, and this was a very bad game to be an Oklahoma running back. West Virginia did a great job of containing the Sooner run game and allowed just 3.5 yards per carry on 31 attempts.
The Oklahoma receivers could not do much wrong, but give a lot of credit to Landry Jones for putting it right on the money for these guys. Honestly, this may be the best set of receivers Oklahoma will ever have.
Tavon Austin is a phenomenal player, but what he did last night was just inexcusable. The Sooners had no answer, and at times, Austin was toying with them. Something has to change next week, or Oklahoma State will win rampid behind Joseph Randle.
Not as horrible as the run defense, but still pretty bad day for the secondary. Stedman Bailey was an absolutely stud. And Geno Smith can really throw. Sooners horrific defensive performance was thankfully bailed out by the Sooner offense.
Even with the missed FG by Michael Hunnicutt, this one of the best special teams performances we’ve seen in a long time. As good and as fast WVU is, the Sooners covered kickoffs fairly well; the biggest return allowed being a 26-yard return from Tavon Austin.