NORMAN, Okla. - Jordan Thomas got the game ball from coach Bob Stoops Saturday after the Sooners ran over West Virginia, 44-24.

That's quite an improvement from the game before when Thomas was suspended.

Thomas sat out the game against Tulsa because he violated a team rule. Stoops did not disclose what Thomas did. Thomas returned to the starting lineup against West Virginia and had two interceptions.

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Stoops went on to say it was the first time he's given a game ball to a player who was suspended the previous game.

"Jordan had a chance to be really good," Stoops said. "He's learning. He's bigger than you think and now he's gaining more and more experience. I expect him to continue to improve and be really good."