West Virginia Mountaineers

No. 15 Oklahoma beats No. 23 West Virginia 44-24

Oklahoma's defensive players had an extra week to listen to the chatter about how terrible they were. The Sooners allowed 603 yards to Tulsa in a shootout victory two weeks ago, and through the bye week, fans and critics wondered if the 15th-ranked Sooners were ready for conference play. Oklahoma provided a resounding answer Saturday, collecting seven sacks and forcing five turnovers in a 44-24 win over No. 23 West Virginia. Linebacker Eric Striker led the charge. He had 13 tackles, including two sacks and three tackles for loss, and forced a fumble in the fourth quarter that Jordan Evans returned 41 yards for a touchdown. "I thought we had a good week of practice and I thought...