MORGANTOWN - Perhaps "Scare Raid" is a name more apropos for Coach Dana Holgorsen's aggressive, quick-strike offense.
There's nothing more frightening than putting the West Virginia defense back on the field.
The three-play, 92-yard possession by WVU's offense in the twilight of the fourth quarter at Milan Puskar Stadium on Saturday night had the obvious upside of seven points and the lead.
The downside was abundantly clear too.
The score and the game clock are equally observed here these days. And such was the case Saturday night against No. 12 Oklahoma.
WVU quarterback Geno Smith's perfectly placed pass over Stedman Bailey's shoulders and safely out of reach from two OU defenders completed a 40-yard touchdown pass that gave the Mountaineers a 49-44 lead ... with 2:53 left on the game clock.
Oklahoma had touchdown drives of 3:59, 0:18, 3:15, 1:25, 2:15 and 2:55 against West Virginia prior to its final drive.
The Mountaineers' defense hasn't shown the ability to force opposing offenses to grind out drives. They're softer than a Twinkie or Sno Ball, but unlike Hostess, still expected to produce.
Including the Sooners' final drive, which lasted six plays and 2:17 before OU scored the game-winning touchdown with 24 seconds left, WVU's defense has allowed 25 of 44 touchdown drives in under 2:53 against Big 12 competition.
Baylor scored its nine touchdowns in an average of 1:50.
Same goes for Oklahoma State, which had six offensive touchdowns. Oklahoma (8-2, 6-1 Big 12) scored seven touchdowns at an average clip of 2:20.
In those 44 touchdown drives by Big 12 opponents, offenses are averaging 2:33 per scoring drive. WVU had given the Sooners an extra 20 seconds to cover a measly 54 yards.
"We had two timeouts and plenty of time," Oklahoma Coach Bob Stoops said.
No worries for OU. Plenty of concern for WVU.