Less than a week after football fans saw an unbelievable shootout in the NFL between two great offenses, the Oklahoma Sooners and West Virginia Mountaineers delivered a carbon copy on Friday.
Friday’s battle between two high-powered offenses was eerily similar to the Monday Night Football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams.
The game was littered with huge plays. From a 55-yard touchdown run by Kyler Murray to a sensational score by Malcolm “Hollywood” Brown. Anyone who loves highlight plays surely loved all the action in Friday’s contest.
Just like on MNF, a defense that couldn’t make a stop all night actually won the game with two defensive scores.
Oklahoma’s defense made the big plays when it needed, including a huge fumble returned for a score late in the fourth quarter. Then when the Sooners needed a clutch play from Murray on fourth down, he proved why he is a contender for the Heisman Trophy.
It proved to be the difference as the Sooners ran out of West Virginia with a close victory and their ticket punched to a Big-12 Championship matchup with the Texas Longhorns.
As the Sooners celebrated an exciting win, Twitter erupted to the wildness that went down in West Virginia.
Condolences to West Virginia, who dropped eight touchdowns on Oklahoma and still lost.
— All I Want For Christmas Is Adam Jacobi (@Adam_J_Tweets) November 24, 2018
— Luke Simons (@LukeKENS5) November 24, 2018
Texas/Oklahoma for the Big 12 Championship pic.twitter.com/iwzMfdxAvr
— Kyle Firestine (@TheKyleDome) November 24, 2018
Texas/Oklahoma round 2 for the Big 12 title next weekend pic.twitter.com/ikxuU8RNts
— Derek Duke (@DerekDuke25) November 24, 2018
Imagine loving Chiefs-Rams on Monday but hating Oklahoma-West Virginia on Friday.
— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) November 24, 2018
Game over. Red River II, JerryWorld Boogaloo, is on. Oklahoma keeps playoff hopes alive.
— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) November 24, 2018