Alabama Transfer plays big for Oklahoma
After only three weeks of college football it’s getting pretty hard to imagine what else quarterback Jalen Hurts, transfer from the University of Alabama, can do for Head Coach Riley’s Oklahoma offense. In the Sooners 48-14 win at UCLA on Saturday, September 14, 2019, Hurts had 439 yards from scrimmage, 289 passing and 150 rushing with four total touchdowns. He became the first Big 12 quarterback to run for 100 yards in the first quarter and the first OU (Oklahoma) quarterback to pass for 200 yards and run for 100 in the first half. He is only the second OU quarterback with multiple games of 150 rushing yards or more; Jamelle Holieway had three such games. With Hurts under center, the Sooners have scored on 19 of 27 possessions this season, including 17 touchdowns.
“It’s still not anywhere where it needs to be,” says Head Coach Lincoln Riley per Chip Rouse.
The Oklahoma Sooners have a large chance of making the College Football Playoffs.
Currently being seeded as the number five team in the country, the Sooners can count on a loss from either LSU or Georgia by the hands of Number 2 Alabama, the favorite to win the National Championship. The Sooners have a strong defense with IMG Academy graduate captain, Brendan Radley-Hiles as Defensive Back. Coach Riley and many others believe that they have a shot at the title this year. Riley said in an interview with Bleacher Report that Jalen Hurts is “the best quarterback in college football” and that “Hurts is possibly the number one pick in the draft. ”
The future is looking really bright for this year’s Sooners.