More Oklahoma Postgame: Player Reviews

West Virginia faced struggles in all three phases against No. 4 Oklahoma. The most glaring were along the line on offense and defense. Here, right tackle Marquis Lucas and linebacker Wes Tonkery discuss the issues, and what the Mountaineers hoped to do the challenge the No. 4 Sooners.

Lucas, below, speaks to the excellent OU pass rush, the challenges of attacking downfield in the passing game while having to keep two backs in for mass protection and how Oklahoma's front seven relates to that of Alabama. Lucas also floats the idea that West Virginia's best two foes - and perhaps two College Football Playoff participants - are behind it, and that the Mountaineers, while disappointed, understand the season remains not yet defined in terms of overall success.

Tonkery, who had the Mountaineers lone turnover with his interception - which WVU gave right back in two plays on the ensuing series with an INT of its own - succinctly surmises some of the problems, and the simplistic facet of fixing them. The basic idea: Continue to get better while maintaining the progress attained thus far.

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