Brennan Clay, No. 16 Oklahoma defeat West Virginia, 16-7

Oklahoma running back Brennan Clay evades a Louisiana Oklahoma running back Brennan Clay evades a Louisiana Monroe defender. (Aug. 31, 2013) Photo Credit: Getty Images

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NORMAN, Okla. - Brennan Clay had career-high 170 yards rushing as Oklahoma overcame a second-half quarterback switch defeat West Virginia 16-7 on Saturday night.

The No. 16 Sooners (2-0, 1-0 Big 12) scored the game's final 16 points after trailing 7-0 in the first quarter. Freshman quarterback Trevor Knight threw a pair of third-quarter interceptions, leading to junior Blake Bell taking over in the fourth quarter.

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Clay finished with 22 carries, leading an Oklahoma offense that had 323 yards rushing and topping his previous best of 157 yards rushing against Iowa State in 2012.

Paul Millard was 21-of-42 passing for 218 yards for the Mountaineers (1-1, 0-1), whose lone score came on a 75-yard touchdown run by Dreamius Smith in the first quarter.

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