NORMAN — Oklahoma and West Virginia will own the Big 12 spotlight this week, playing for an opportunity to reach the conference championship game.
Here’s what you should know about the Mountaineers:
• Who: No. 6 Oklahoma (10-1, 7-1 Big 12) at No. 9 West Virginia (8-2, 6-2)
• Kickoff: 7 p.m. Friday | Milan Puskar Stadium; Morgantown, West Virginia
• TV: ESPN
• Radio: KRXO-FM 107.7
• Perspective: The OU-West Virginia winner will advance to the Big 12 championship game and would face Texas there, as long as the Longhorns defeat Kansas on Friday.
1 WVU weakness
• Run game: The Mountaineers have surpassed 200 yards rushing just twice this season, and only once in the past eight games. Iowa State held West Virginia to 52 yards on 27 carries.
1 WVU strength
• Passing arsenal: The Big 12’s second-best scoring offense (40.9 points per game) is fueled by the conference’s second-best passing offense (340 yards per game).
3 players to watch
• 7 Will Grier (6-2, 223; R-Sr. QB): Grier, who didn’t face OU because of an injury last season, leads the Big 12 in passing yards per game (332.5).
• 13 David Sills V (6-4, 210; Sr. WR): Sills’ yardage doesn’t stand out among a loaded group of receivers in the conference, but he leads the league in TDs (13) and his size could bother the Sooners, who’ve struggled tackling.
• 28 Keith Washington (6-0, 180; R-Jr. CB): Washington has grabbed three of West Virginia’s 12 interceptions this season.