Evan Stanley squibbed the ball straight ahead and had plenty of room to make the play, as he appeared to recover the ball at the West Virginia 45. The Sooners have been dominant on the season, losing only to Iowa State.
On the opening drive of the game, Kyler Murray ran 66 yards to put Oklahoma on West Virginia's four yard line.
But Oklahoma's offense wasn't slowed at all.
That wound up being the only two plays Mayfield missed before replacing Murray. The win was one more notch in his case for the Heisman Trophy and he certainly looked the part of Saturday. Yes, Mayfield served a 2-play suspension.
Mayfield stayed in the game until late in the third quarter, when, after one play of a drive, he was replaced by Murray, drawing a large ovation as he wrapped up the final home game of his Sooners career.
West Virginia went into Norman, Oklahoma without their starting quarterback Will Grier and it was evident early that head coach Dana Holgorsen and offensive coordinator Jake Spavital put together a game plan that we have yet to see since Dana set foot in Morgantown.
West Virginia sophomore running back Kennedy McKoy finished with a career-high 137 rushing yards on 25 carries and three touchdowns. He opened the game with a 66-yard rush, setting up Rodney Anderson to punch in a 4-yard score to put the Sooners on top for good.
NOTES: Oklahoma RG Dru Samia was ejected early in the second quarter after being called for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Before the game, Sooners DE D.J. Ward proposed to his girlfriend, Taylor Moore, during Senior Day festivities.
West Virginia (7-4, 5-3 Conf) enters Saturday in fifth place on the Big 12 standings after a 28-14 loss to Texas last week. He led five touchdown drives in five chances over the remainder of the first half, then another touchdown march on his only drive of the second half.