"It was pleasing to play so well [on defense],'' OU coach Bob Stoops said.
West Virginia, meanwhile, had trouble cranking it up against what figures to be an average FCS-level defense. Holgorsen, though, said that might be misleading.
"We had 400 yards,'' Holgorsen said. "And when you're looking at so many guys that have not played college football games, the fact that we had 400 yards is probably satisfying to a whole lot of people.
"I don't care about stats. I don't care about numbers. I care about being efficient. There were a lot of times when we weren't very efficient in finishing drives, but that's part of the process with inexperienced kids.''
And part of it, as it always does, goes back to the quarterback, which is why both Millard and Trickett will continue to get work.
"We've got to continue to rep [Trickett] because he doesn't understand the offense as well as Paul,'' Holgorsen said. "I'm really happy with the way Paul performed and right now it looks like he's our guy. But with that said we're going to continue to rep Clint and see if we can get him into position to use him when we need him because more than likely we're going to need him at some point.
"The comfort level with [Millard] was a little higher than it was with Clint. But the more snaps Clint takes the better he's going to get and the more comfortable he's going to get out there. "Chances are you're going to need them both at some point, so we'll keep repping them and keep trying to get better.''
The West Virginia coaching staff named its award winners for outstanding performance in the win over William & Mary — offensive champion: Charles Sims; defensive champion: Darwin Cook; special teams champion: Nick O'Toole; offensive scout champion: Maurice Zereoue; defensive scout champion: Justin Arndt.
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