WILD First-Half Ending In Oklahoma-West Virginia Includes Extra Point Returned For Two Points

College football is really just the best. You never know what you’re going to see on any given Saturday. The ending of the first half between Oklahoma and West Virginia represents that idea to a T.

In a game with an over/under set at 68.5 points, fans were expecting a shootout in Morgantown. But, with just over two minutes left in the half, Oklahoma held a 3-0 advantage and had the ball on their own 4-yard line. It seemed like a three-point half was inevitable.

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But that’s when all hell broke loose. Following a couple of nice runs by Eric Gray to get the Sooners out from the shadow of their own goal post, OU decided to dial up the deep ball. Dillon Gabriel hit Marvin Mims Jr. for a 67-yard completion down to the WVU 12-yard line. On the very next play, Gray finished what he started and plunged in for the score. 10-0 Oklahoma.

But we were nowhere done with the craziness. West Virginia had a 42-yard kick return on the ensuing kickoff, setting them up on their own 47-yard line. Three plays later — one pass and two runs by quarterback Garrett Greene — the Mountaineers had their first points of the day.

OK, now they just need to kick the extra point and the teams would likely head to halftime with Oklahoma leading 10-7. But things didn’t go to plan.

Whoops! West Virginia botches extra point snap and Oklahoma returns it for two points.
Whoops! West Virginia botches extra point snap and Oklahoma returns it for two points.

OK, then! A game that had a total of three points scored in the first 28+ minutes saw 15 points scored in the final minute and change. Two touchdowns, a successful extra point, an unsuccessful extra point, a two-point return, and 157 offensive yards gained in the final two minutes.

That’s why we love college football!

Written by Dan Zaksheske

Dan began his sports media career at ESPN, where he survived for nearly a decade. Once the Stockholm Syndrome cleared, he made his way to Outkick. He is secure enough in his masculinity to admit he is a cat-enthusiast with three cats, one of which is named โ€œBradyโ€ because his wife wishes she were married to Tom instead of him.

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