"I'm all right," Joseph said. "I hope he's OK. It's scary. I pray he's all right and we can get him back on the field."
Rigg said on Twitter after the game he was fine and traveling back to campus with the team.
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HOLGORSEN ADMITTED after the game he misused timeouts, including an odd sequence that saw him use all three of his timeouts in the second half on one drive in the third quarter. The third was necessitated by Holgorsen wasting his only replay challenge in the first half.
"It's tough," he said. "We didn't do a good job managing timeouts. There were a couple of them where we were trying to get a review."
Quarterback Paul Millard was sacked in the second quarter and lost a fumble. Replays showed Millard was hit and lost the ball before he began a throwing motion. Holgorsen had already called two timeouts, and despite the time that transpired between the change of possession and the opportunity that allowed the Mountaineers to review the play, Holgorsen decided to challenge the call.
In the third drive of the third quarter, WVU needed a timeout after Millard cramped up following a pass with 5:56 to go. A holding penalty against center Tyler Orlosky eventually set up a third-and-20 and WVU called a timeout to pick a play with 4:45 remaining. It was a 19-yard catch-and-run by receiver Kevin White, but he was hit and fumbled near the first-down marker and the Sooners recovered.
The replays again showed WVU losing a fumble, but Holgorsen, now without a challenge, called his final timeout at the 4:32 mark and asked the officials to review the call. They did not. The Mountaineers played the final 19:32 with no timeouts, which loomed large later.
Millard tried to call a timeout on fourth-and-2 at OU's 44 with 6:26 left to play, but ended up taking a delay of game. Following the turnover on downs, OU's Brennan Clay ran on seven consecutive plays and the Sooners took 5:21 off the clock despite picking up just two first downs.
"We've got a bunch of guys up there (in the coaches' booth) and they show it on replay in the stadium," Holgorsen aid. "We look at it live, but we don't know more than (the officials). You've got to go with your gut. We felt like we needed to do it in order to catch a break."
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