Sep 28, 2013; Morgantown, WV, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback Clint Trickett (9) passes the ball during the first half against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Trickett, WVU Try To Hold Off Oklahoma State

West Virginia QB Clint Trickett is trying to hold off Oklahoma State with one arm (and no throwing arm).

Trickett injured his throwing shoulder earlier in the game. He was shown trying to throw on the sideline and appeared to be in agony after just one attempt. After running into the locker room, Trickett made it back out for the next Mountaineers possession.

Oklahoma State took strong field position on the ensuing drive after Josh Stewart returned a punt 36 yards. A few plays later, the Cowboys had first down from inside the 5. With a penalty, they had six total chances and failed to score on any of them.

Not only did Oklahoma State fail to punch the ball into the end-zone, K Ben Grogan missed on a 23-yard field goal, hitting it off the right upright.

Trickett and WVU are trying to hold on for what would be a big victory over the preseason Big 12 favorite. The Mountaineers have already lost at Oklahoma and got thrashed in a neutral-site game against Maryland last week.

Trickett has been respectable in his first start. He has completed 22 of 48 passes for 289 yards, a TD and 2 INTs.

Tags: Big 12 Oklahoma State Cowboys West Virginia Mountaineers

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