For the first time in 31 years, the West Virginia Mountaineers will enter Norman, Oklahoma to face off with the Oklahoma Sooners. The Sooners will be led by freshman QB Trevor Knight. He’s a running QB whos record shows that he’s ran for more yards than he’s thrown for. On the receiving end of the ball, Oklahoma will be running Damien Willians and Brennan Clay. WVU will have to find a way to stop the Oklahoma running game. Two other guys the Mountaineers will have to stop from running the ball are Roy Finch and Isaiah Bruce. Oklahoma will run like crazy, especially if the momentum swings their way. Once they get started with a successful running game they will be difficult to stop unless they commit penalties that stop their momentum.
After last years Mountaineers gave the Sooners a hand-full to deal with by using Tavon Austin, Defensive Coordinator Mike Stoops went back to Norman and has been working on a new fancy defensive plan. Charles Sims and Dreamius Smith will definitely have to stet up their offensive game if they want to take down the Sooners. Paul Millard will have to give a stellar performance and keep his eyes open for the guys that can bust through with a running game of their own against Oklahoma. This years new, revamped Mountaineer team does not have flashy plays and effortless performances. What they do have is the strength and endurance to keep learning and fighting. It ain’t over ’til it’s over. We might be the underdog but what Oklahoma has to remember is that it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the fight in the dog. This new West Virginia Mountaineer team does not quit. They do not give up. They fight until the last play. Oklahoma is one of the major favorite teams in the league but they’re about to meet a new, strong Mountaineer team.
WVU also has Wendell Smallwood who will help carry the ball alongside Charles Sims and Dreamius Smith. With QB Paul Millard throwing, we have a better chance for the W than most people might think. With this arsenal, it’s possible that head coach Dana Holgorsen could pull out the Diamond Formation. It’s not impossible. As long as we can stop the Oklahoma running game and are careful about the turnover situation we have a great chance. I have faith in our Mountaineer team for this weekend.