The Oklahoma Sooners head to the Mountains of West Virginia this weekend for their first ever conference meeting with the West Virginia Moutaineers. The series is tied between these two teams at two games apiece with WVU taking the last meeting, a 48-28 win in the 2008 Fiesta Bowl.
OU's Trey Millard is looking forward to his first trip to Morgantown
With a loss last weekend to Oklahoma State, the Mountaineers (5-4, 2-4) have now dropped four straight and are desperately looking to get back into the win column.
“I think the atmosphere is going to be great,” said Oklahoma Fullback Trey Millard. “They get loud up there, and they're going to be ready for this game. We're going to have to come out and match that excitement and intensity and play well."
When looking at some of the stats, the number might indicate a runaway win for Oklahoma. The Sooners are 13th in the nation in scoring at just under 40 points a game while WVU is 117th in scoring defense, giving up nearly 42 points a game.
"They're a team that's given up a lot of points, but their offense has kept them in a lot of games with scoring a lot of points,” said Millard. “We know we have to come out and execute well against them.”
One of the oldest cliché’s in football is, ‘The best defense is a good offense’. That may very well be the truth for Oklahoma. While West Virginia is giving up a lot of points, they’re scoring just as many. The Mountaineers are fifth in the nation in passing and 11th in America in scoring. The Sooners must come out and control the football from the get go.
"It's important every game,” said Millard. “This game especially because [West Virginia] scores so many points. We definitely have to get on the board when we get in the Red Zone. We have to put up six or seven points instead of three."
The Sooners and Mountaineers kick off at 6:00 p.m. cst Saturday evening in Morgantown.