West Virginia-Oklahoma postponed after Sooners' outbreak


West Virginia's home matchup with No. 11 Oklahoma on Saturday has been postponed, the Big 12 announced Wednesday, in the wake of the Sooners' recent COVID-19 outbreak. The game has been rescheduled for Dec. 12, the end of each team's regular-season schedule. 

"I am disappointed for both teams, who have worked extremely hard in their preparation for this weekend's game," WVU Director of Athletics Shane Lyons said in a statement. "We will now look forward to honoring our seniors and hosting the Sooners on Dec 12."

The Mountaineers (5-3) are scheduled to return to the field Dec. 5 at No. 13 Iowa State (6-2).

Oklahoma football has temporarily paused team activities due to the recent positive tests and contact tracing. The program's next scheduled game is Dec. 5 against Baylor.