West Virginia gives its thoughts on the loss at Oklahoma, and looks ahead to a key game next week against OSU

NORMAN, Okla. - For our members, additional insights from West Virginia players and assistants following the 23rd-ranked Mountaineers' loss to No. 15 Oklahoma.

WVU rallied to trim a one-time 17-point edge into a three-point defiit. But the Sooners turned five turnovers into a pair of scores that essentially ended the game. Ja'Juan Seider, above, details the run game, the Mountaineets' scheme, the play of Rushel Shell and Wendell Smallwood, how West Virginia schemed the blitz and more. Seider also talks about staying with the game plan despite trailing by 17 points, being close on a number of plays, winning first down after the initial segments of the game and the patience needed as OU limited the passing game.

Next, linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski details portions of the early defensive lapses, some of the isssues with coverage, the adjustments at halftime, the ability to contain the Oklahoma run game and his thoughts on the Mountaineers' overall play, as well as moving forward in a significant home game with what should remain a top 20 team in Oklahoma State this Saturday in Morgantown.

And finally, safety Karl Joseph, who was arguably the best player on the field in the game, discusses moving past the loss after a thorough film review, learning what went awry, the changes at halfetime and the final chance to beat Oklahoma. Joseph also discusses how slim the margin of error is against Big 12 offenses and what to take away from the early lack of focus.


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