Oklahoma trounces West Virginia; Trae Young goes off in PK80

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Welcome to the Monday edition of our Oklahoma DieHards morning roundup, where we take you through all the biggest headlines around Oklahoma athletics.

Sooners blast by West Virginia

West Virginia was without starting quarterback Will Grier, but the Mountaineers are still a strong college football team. Oklahoma made WVU look like Akron in a 59-31 win on Saturday afternoon in Norman.

Baker Mayfield threw for 281 yards and 3 touchdowns in the win on just 17 pass attempts. Kyler Murray also added a long passing touchdown late. When the starters went out, Oklahoma had a 52-17 lead.

The win launched Oklahoma to an 11-1 record and spot in the Big 12 championship game this weekend against the TCU Horned Frogs.

Oklahoma moves up

Following a critical win over West Virginia – along with losses by No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Miami – Oklahoma moved up in both the Associated Press and Coaches Poll. The Sooners now rank No. 2 nationally in both the AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll.

The College Football Playoff rankings do not come out until Tuesday, but most expect the Sooners to be a top-two team in those rankings. Oklahoma received 24 first-place votes in the most recent ranking as well.

Other headlines from the program:

  • Oklahoma opens as a 6-point favorite against TCU in the Big 12 Championship Game, according to BetOnline.
  • TCU safety Nick Orr will be suspended for the first half of the Big 12 Championship Game against Oklahoma due to a bench-clearing altercation against Baylor on Friday.
  • The future is bright – 4-star offensive tackle Andrew Raym, a Class of 2020 prospect, committed to the Sooners after a win. Despite being just a sophomore, Raym is already 6-foot-4 and 275 pounds.

Trae Young dominates

Oklahoma men’s basketball star Trae Young obliterated Oregon – a Final Four team last season – to the tune of 43 points and 7 assists on just 22 shot attempts. That only continued a dominant stretch of play in the PK80 Tournament.

Young averaged 34.7 points and 6.7 assists per game over the tournament, which included wins over Oregon and Portland and a loss to Arkansas. The true freshman shot 51.7 percent from the field and 39.3 percent from the 3-point line in the performance. Just as impressive, he added 2.3 steals per game and an absurd 33-for-35 from the charity stripe.

Young came to Oklahoma as a hometown hero straight out of Norman. Already, he looks like one of the best players in program history.

Other headlines from the around the program:

  • Oklahoma women’s basketball fell in its first matchup of the PK80 tournament against No. 10 Oregon. The Sooners lost 92-74, but Vionise Pierre-Louis posted 32 points and 13 rebounds in a strong performance.
  • Volleyball lost 3-0 to TCU in the 2017 season finale in Norman to finish with a 7-22 record and 4-12 Big 12 record. The Sooners will not participate in postseason play.
  • Men’s basketball will play in the 2018 Battle 4 Atlantis during next Thanksgiving weekend. The rest of the field includes Butler, Dayton, Florida, Middle Tennessee, Stanford, Wisconsin and Virginia.

What they’re saying on Twitter

Defensive lineman Du’Vonta Lampkin

2017 offensive line commit Ronnie Perkins

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