And speaking of Hostetler, has anyone ever had a better first game against such a highly ranked team? I don't just mean in WV histroy, I'm talking about college football history.
After its disastrous start, West Virginia outscored Oklahoma 41-13 in the final three quarters. In those three quarters, West Virginia outgained the Sooners, 443-239, and had 19 first downs to OU’s 11.
Hostetler burned the Oklahoma secondary for 321 yards and four touchdowns. “For a guy who had never taken a snap at West Virginia University, and then to come out and do what he did today – well, I don’t have the right words to describe it,” said Nehlen.
Yup, those were some good days.