West Virginia Mountaineers
West Virginia will make its first Liberty Bowl appearance in half a century when it meets Texas A&M on Dec. 29.
Three years ago, the Horned Frogs and the Mountaineers were on their way to defending titles in different conferences. They then joined the Big 12 together.
Bryce Petty got knocked around and struggled to find his targets, Baylor piled up the penalties and the Bears’ undefeated season came to a grinding halt.
The winner has reached 70 points and 800 yards of offense each time in their only two meetings, and another big offensive show could be in store Saturday when No. 4 Baylor meets the Mountaineers.
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Kliff Kingsbury and the Red Raiders started Big 12 play 4-0 in 2013. It’s been a different story in Kingsbury’s second season.
The Sooners overcame their first deficit of the season to quiet a crowd at West Virginia, and now Oklahoma will use a bye week to try to build on a solid start to the season.
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said on Friday, at the end of the league’s spring meetings, that the eight continuing members of the league will each get about $23 million.
Jonathan Holmes, Javan Felix and the rest of the guys from Texas saw how well West Virginia played in a high-scoring upset of No. 10 Kansas to finish off the regular season.
Odyssey Sims bounced back and scored 15 points in the second half to help Baylor defeat West Virginia 74-71 on Monday night. It was her fourth championship in four years.
The Mountaineers outscored Texas 28-14 from the free-throw line on their way to a 67-60 victory Sunday in the Big 12 tournament semifinals.
Odyssey Sims had 39 points in her last regular-season home game. But she also had her first career 10-turnover game, as West Virginia squeaked out a 71-69 win on Sunday.