Perine's big day leads No. 4 Oklahoma past West Virginia

Perine's big day leads No. 4 Oklahoma past West Virginia

By JOHN RABY

AP Sports Writer

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Bruising freshman Samaje Perine rushed for 242 yards and four touchdowns to lead No. 4 Oklahoma to a 45-33 win over West Virginia in their Big 12 opener Saturday night.

Alex Ross scored on a 100-yard kickoff return and quarterback Trevor Knight caught a 4-yard scoring pass on a trick play for the Sooners (4-0, 1-0).

Oklahoma won its eighth straight game dating to last season and its 11th road game in 12 tries.

Perine had second-half scoring runs of 9, 5 and 19 yards as the Sooners pulled away after the game was tied 24-24 at halftime.

Clint Trickett threw for 376 yards and two touchdowns for West Virginia, (2-2, 0-1). But he was intercepted twice and lost a fumble.

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