Oklahoma vs West Virginia fearless prediction and game preview.
Oklahoma vs West Virginia Broadcast
Date: Saturday, October 19
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Norman, OK
Oklahoma (6-0) vs. West Virginia (3-3) Game Preview
Why West Virginia Will Win
The Mountaineers have just enough of a pass rush and enough of a defensive front to generate decent pressure.
Jalen Hurts is able to move enough to make plays on his own, and the offense gets the ball out of his hands in a hurry, but it’s over if you can’t get to him at least a little bit. West Virginia should be able to move him out of the pocket just enough to keep him from getting comfortable.
The Mountaineer pass defense isn’t a rock – it’s allowing more than 200 yards in each often last four games – but it’s not getting ripped up. It was able to keep Texas and Sam Ehlinger under wraps – for the most part – and Iowa State’s red-hot Brock Purdy only ended up with 229 yards. However …
Why Oklahoma Will Win
The West Virginia offense still isn’t quite clicking.
The passing game was finally able to get rolling a bit with a 367-yard day in the loss to Texas, but that came at the price of four interceptions. It was good on short-to-midrange passes against Iowa State, but the O went nowhere.
To make the already rocky offense even worse, former Sooner and WVU starting QB Austin Kendall is questionable at best after getting knocked out of the Iowa State game. He might be able to help the team know how to deal with the OU attack a wee bit, but he’d be the most useful on the field. Jack Allison and Trey Lowe – the main backups – aren’t Will Grier.
Hurts and the O might get most of the press and have a lot of the fun, but the Sooner pass rush is kicking it in, too. It was good all season, and then it spent all early afternoon in Dallas last week jumping on Sam Ehlinger’s head with nine sacks and 15 tackles for loss.
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What’s Going To Happen
There’s not going to be anything pretty about this.
West Virginia’s defense will fight the good fight, but the offense will be under siege from the start. The Oklahoma defense will live behind the Mountaineer line, and Hurts and the O will have this taken care of by the end of the first half. However, don’t expect total Sooner domination. It’ll be an easy win, but it won’t be too ugly.
Oklahoma vs West Virginia Prediction, Line
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