Check out head coach Dana Holgorsen's comments as he previews Oklahoma State and reviews WVU's loss to Oklahoma.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The basic thought on West Virginia's loss to Oklahoma was that the Mountaineers own mistakes contributed just as much as OU's superior skill. Now, the team has to find remedies while preparing for a red-hot Oklahoma State team which has won seven straight games dating to last season.

In 2014, West Virginia lost to Oklahoma, then won four consecutive games, including beating the Cowboys on the road in Stillwater. But last season's OSU pass rush is nothing like the lengthy, nimble front it possesses this season, which should be WVU's biggest challenge this week. Oklahoma State leads the nation in sacks, and has brought pressure from a variety of positions and angles, most from the defensive end slots. That will be a major test for an offensive line which strugggled in pass protection against Oklahoma, and then began shuffling players up front in an effort to find the best fit.

Head coach Dana Holgorsen, above, touched on that and othe topics such as the field position issues in punt return, the play of quarterback Skyler Howard, the ability to contain OU's run game but give up explosive plays via the air and how he believes the Mountaineers match-up against a simialry styled offense to what they run, and a similar scheme to what they will see against TCU and Baylor in the coming weeks. Holgorsen also detailed the new defensive "success" in the Big 12 - if there really is any - and what his team most took away from the Oklahoma game, both during and in the aftermath.


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