Oklahoma Sooners football: 2014 Regular Season Awards

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Sep 20, 2014; Morgantown, WV, USA; Oklahoma Sooners running back Samaje Perine (32) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the third quarter against theWest Virginia Mountaineers at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Best Game: Oklahoma 45, West Virginia 33

September 20 was something truly special. A primetime road game for Oklahoma never seems “fun,” but the Sooners walked in to Morgantown with a new pair of duds and (sadly) played about as good as Oklahoma would all season.

The Sooners and Mountaineers had been known for exciting games, and this one definitely had the drama and fireworks.

OU’s defense hadn’t truly been tested yet, and the Mountaineers were ready to put Oklahoma in check.

The Sooners fell behind when Clint Trickett found Kevin White for a 68-yard touchdown. OU’s offense bursted for 21 points in the second quarter, but they trailed the Mountaineers by three heading in to the half.

Something changed about the Sooners in the locker room. The Oklahoma defense came out in the second half and completely halted West Virginia’s offense.

Not only did the defense come to play, but this game, also, introduced the country to Samaje Perine.

The true freshman rushed for 244 yards and four touchdowns in the victory. His breakout performance would be only the beginning for No. 32.

This was about the only time all season OU faced adversity and overcame it. They played like one of the top four teams in the country that day, but things fell apart for some reason after the West Virginia trip.

Regardless, this was a memorable game for OU football, and it’s one Samaje Perine won’t forget as his coming out party to college football.

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