Hurts’ Debut For Oklahoma A Strong One

Jonathan Grant | September 2nd, 2019

When Jalen Hurts decided to transfer out of Alabama so that he could join the Oklahoma Sooners, a lot of eyebrows were raised. The senior had gone 26-2 as a starter and had won two national titles for the Crimson Tide, yet he was passed over for up-and-comer Tua Tagovailoa, leading to Hurts deciding to make a change for his senior season.

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It paid off on the first night of the 2019 season for him, as he led the no. 4 Sooners to a 49-31 win over Houston in Norman. The way he did so was astonishing, to say the least. Hurts scored six touchdowns in all in the game, three on the ground and three on the air. Furthermore, he racked up 332 yards passing and 176 yards rushing. He was 20-23 through the air as well, showing an efficiency that is befitting of a Sooners QB, a school that has produced two straight Heisman winners in Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray. Might we be looking at the third in a row?

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