Oklahoma prepping to face West Virginia, Sooners fall in PK80
Welcome to the Friday edition of our Oklahoma DieHards morning roundup, where we take you through the biggest headlines around Oklahoma athletics.
West Virginia is coming
Oklahoma football takes on the West Virginia Mountaineers at 2:45 p.m. CT in Norman, Okla., on Saturday afternoon. The final home game of the regular season will be played at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.
On senior day, Baker Mayfield – obviously – is the headliner, though he will come off the bench. Fullback Dimitri Flowers and defensive end Ogbonnia Okoronkwo will also be participating in the festivities.
West Virginia is without starting quarterback Will Grier. The junior broke a finger while diving for the goal line against Texas. Chris Chugunov will be making his first start for the Mountaineers in a hostile road environment.
With a win, Oklahoma will make the Big 12 title game. There are a few scenarios that could muddy things up, but the Sooners are most likely on track to play TCU in the title game.
Other headlines from the program:
- DieHards analyst John Shinn revisited the 2014 recruiting class, which exceeded expectations according to his estimates.
- Senior fullback Dimitri Flowers will participate in the 2018 Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., which will hopefully aid his NFL draft case.
- Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is a semifinalist for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, given to the best college football player who has ties to the state of Texas.
Oklahoma falls in PK80
The men’s basketball team fell 92-83 in the PK80 tournament to Arkansas. Oklahoma had a good all-around game, but the Sooners allowed Arkansas to shoot 9 of 18 from the 3-point line in the win in Oregon.
Freshman point guard Trae Young had another tremendous game with 28 points and 5 assists. Through three games, Young is averaging 21.7 points and 9.3 assists per game. He’s been one of the best young players in the nation this season.
Oklahoma will play Portland at 5 p.m. CT on ESPN3 in the next round of the tourney.
What they’re saying on Twitter
Athletic director Joe Castiglione
— Joe Castiglione (@soonerad) November 23, 2017
Cornerback Tre Brown
Can’t take nothing in life for granted… Thankful for the blessings & the people in my life ❤️
— Tre Brown (@T_Brown25) November 23, 2017
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