West Virginia vs Oklahoma predictions come down to the Mountaineers trying to get their first win in Norman since 1982.
West Virginia travels to Norman, Oklahoma this weekend to face the Oklahoma Sooners for the final time in Big 12 conference play. The game will kick off at 7:00pm ET, televised on Fox.
Our staff gives their predictions on the game.
Ashley O’Brien: I think West Virginia is playing really well offensively and hopefully that translates to the game. Garrett Greene has led this offense to be playing at a really high level over the past three weeks and if you’re a West Virginia fan, you will assume and hope that carries over. Going on the road is tough and we have seen it’s increasingly tough if you’re West Virginia trying to win on the road in Norman. I think the Mountaineers are able to do it with a late touchdown.
West Virginia 28, Oklahoma 21
Wesley Shoemaker: West Virginia’s offense has been playing at a really high level over the past few weeks. Now, they meet an Oklahoma team who has a lot of unknowns about how they will play. Dropping two straight, will the Sooners show up at home or mail it in. I think the latter is unlikely as their offense is too good to simply go away. In the same breath, do you see this Oklahoma team that was in the College Football Playoff losing three games in a row, and dropping the third one in a night game at home. I certainly don’t think so. Oklahoma wins, lots of points, West Virginia keeps it close.
Oklahoma 37, West Virginia 28
Patrick Reneau: The Mountaineers are riding a two game winning streak into Norman to take on Oklahoma is on a two game losing streak at the moment. A game with major Big 12 implications that will most likely see the loser eliminated from conference championship contention. I see this game being close for all 4 quarters, but the mountaineers are able to get one last stop on Oklahoma to leave Norman with a win
West Virginia 24, Oklahoma 21
Aaron Parker: West Virginia has exceeded expectations and proved doubters wrong week in and week out this season, as the Mountaineers have played to a 6-3 record after most predicted the team to stay home during bowl season. WVU’s offense is hitting its stride with 37 points in their most recent win against BYU and 41 points at UCF. With Oklahoma struggling as of late, I think the Sooners come ready to play and show why they were a top 10 team just a short time ago. WVU got the monkey off its back last season with a 23-20 win over the Sooners in Morgantown, but I don’t see them walking out of Norman with a win.
Oklahoma 35, West Virginia 23
Ryan Roddy: Everything went right for the Mountainners last week in a win against new Big 12 opponent BYU. Oklahoma can not say the same. The Sooners have been a bit streaky recently after beating No. 7 Texas Oct. 7 losing 2 in a row, almost falling to a UCF team the Mountaineers would handle a week later. West Virginia’s backfield is looking better than ever behind a proven offensive line. I think it’s eerily close, but when the clocks strike 0s I predict the Mountainneers will have completed the upset.
West Virginia 28, Oklahoma 27
Mark Wratchford: West Virginia faces off against Oklahoma one last time as conference opponents before Oklahoma heads off to the SEC next year. Oklahoma is being favored by 13 heading into this one but based off of how the two teams have played in recent weeks, you could argue Oklahoma shouldn’t be that heavily favored. I certainly feel that way. I am almost starting to wonder if late season collapses will be a recurring theme for Oklahoma’s Brent Venables. Last year, they started out 5-3, then finished 6-7. That included a loss to West Virginia. This year, they started out 7-0, now they’ve lost two straight. I am picking West Virginia to cover the spread, but to win? For now, I’ll believe it when I see it.
Oklahoma 30, West Virginia 28
Korey Moore: The Sooners should get their much-needed win at home this weekend, especially if Stutsman finds himself back leading the defense, but it won’t be enough for fans to regain full confidence. Overall, I see West Virginia taking a huge hit to their offense this week, as the various options that revealed themselves against BYU will be limited in Norman. Oklahoma’s offense will not play to its full potential due to WVU’s newfound depth defensively, but I see them getting the job done nonetheless.
Oklahoma 22, West Virginia 20
Bryce Cohen: West Virginia will face their highest ranked opponent of the season when they travel to Norman to face No. 17 Oklahoma. Oklahoma is on a two-game losing streak and is on the brink of falling out of the Big 12 title contention while West Virginia is riding a two-game win streak into the matchup. I predict that West Virginia will make a statement in their last conference matchup against Oklahoma and will send their Big 12 championship hopes away as they transition into the SEC. This will be a game that is won and lost on the line and West Virginia has shown that they have one of the strongest offensive lines in the Big 12. West Virginia will dominate the ground game once again and accumulate over 200 rushing yards to power them through a close game.
West Virginia 31, Oklahoma 27