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HOLGORSEN SAID the collision late in the OU game between safety Karl Joseph and linebacker Doug Rigg left Rigg with a concussion. Rigg is questionable for Saturday's game.
"Doug's doing fine, thankfully," Holgorsen said. "Luckily, he's responding. Everything is cleared. His neck has been cleared. He's a little foggy still and he has a very, very minor concussion, but it was obviously a scary situation. The running back kind of saw Karl coming and ducked and Doug was right behind him and he's the one Karl hit."
Linebacker Isaiah Bruce and safety K.J. Dillon, who were both knocked out of the game with undisclosed injuries, and nose guard Shaq Rowell, who left the game and returned, are day-to-day and expected to play against Georgia State.
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DREAMIUS SMITH'S second carry of the game was a 75-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and gave WVU a 7-0 lead. His third and final carry was the first play of the third drive of the third quarter - eight possessions later. He finished with 77 yards in the game.
"We just kept rotating guys," Holgorsen said. "We feel like we've got four backs that can run the ball. We didn't just specifically say, 'We want to get the ball to him.' All four do a good job and all four can run the ball well. Fresh bodies is the most important thing for me."
WVU didn't exactly make the most of the bodies or their freshness. Despite an ineffective performance by Millard that drew critiques from Holgorsen and offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Shannon Dawson afterward, the Mountaineers threw 19 passes and ran the ball just five times in the third quarter. Two of the five were the final two plays of the quarter.
Charles Sims, who had 23 carries for 120 yards against William & Mary, averaged 5.2 yards against the Sooners, but saw just 11 carries.
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MILLARD COMPLETED 8 of 19 passes in the quarter and threw a costly interception. Three of his completions were to Kevin White, who had 37 yards receiving in the quarter and ended with seven catches for 80 yards in his first game - and that was a welcome boost because inside receiver Daikiel Shorts had no receptions after the freshman finished with seven for 63 yards against William & Mary.
"It would be nice if he held onto the football," Dawson said, referencing White's 19-yard gain on a third-and-20 play in the third quarter when White lost a fumble at OU's 16-yard line. "He did make some plays. He did show up out there. But even the guys who were making plays, there were opportunities to do even more on those plays."
Contact sportswriter Mike Casazza at mi...@dailymail.com or 304-319-1142. His blog is at blogs.dailymail.com/wvu.