Holgorsen and Highlights – West Virginia Mountaineers – Oklahoma Sooners
MORGANTOWN, W. Va — West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen was succinct with his postgame comments after his Mountaineer team gifted OU 14 points in a 59-56 loss.
“We can’t give them 14 points,” he said of the two Will Grier fumbles that were returned for scores. “It’s a shame that we played so good on offense and gave them 14 points, but I was proud of the way the guys battled.”
Holgorsen was also unhappy, although he couched it in generic phrasing, with two calls that took one touchdown away from WVU and negated another big play that would have set it up at the three-yard line.
“Obviously I have to be careful with what I say, but I don’t understand, in a game like this, how you take those off
the board. I don’t get it. Like I said, I don’t understand it, don’t get it and I never will.”
The highlights from the game were almost enough to fill a season’s reel. The two teams combined for 1,374 yards while punting only three times. Oklahoma averaged 10.3 yards per snap, while WVU piled up 704 total yards. That is the third-most in Mountaineer history, behind the 807 it recorded against Baylor and the 778 against OU, both of which occurred in 2012.