The Norman Transcript

November 17, 2012

OU slips by West Virginia

By John Shinn
The Norman Transcript

MORGANTOWN, W.V. — Oklahoma’s defense laid an egg. But OU quarterback Landry Jones played the game of his life on Saturday night.

Jones was the difference in the 13th-ranked Sooners’ 50-49 victory over West Virginia at Milan Puskar Stadium.

Jones threw for 554 yards and six touchdowns, including a 5-yard slant to Kenny Stills with 24 seconds left to give the Sooners the last lead in a game that see-sawed back and forth throughout the fourth quarter.

The Sooners and Mountaineers combined for 1,440 yards of total offense with West Virginia accumulating 778 of it. It was the most yards a team has ever racked up against the Sooners.

Because of Jones, who set the program record passing yards in a game, the Sooners managed to improve to 8-2 and 6-1 in the Big 12 Conference. The Mountaineers dropped to 5-5 and 2-5.

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