Jalen Hurts made his debut tonight with the Oklahoma Sooners, and he did not disappoint. Hurts connected with WR Jeremiah Hall for the first score of the game, and did not slow down there.
In his Oklahoma debut, the former Alabama quarterback threw for 332 yards, rushed for 176 and accounted for 6 total TD’s, as the #4 Sooners cruised to a 49-31 victory in Norman.
Hurts became the second Oklahoma QB to throw for 300 yards and rush for 100 yards in a game. The other quarterback to do so was last season’s Heisman Trophy winner, Kyler Murray.
The other QB in the game, D’Eriq King, struggled early for Houston. King did not have a single yard passing until the second quarter. However, he was able to finish the game with 167 yards passing and 2 TD’s. King also broke the 100-yard mark on the ground, and added another score.
The game was never really in question, although Houston’s Derek Parish did force a late turnover in the fourth quarter with the Cougars down 24-42 and 7:42 left to play. The turnover gave Houston some hope, but it was too little too late.
A couple late touchdowns in the final two minutes elevated the total in the game to 80 points, which ironically was the exact total set by Vegas.
Final Score: 49-31 Oklahoma
Here are the highlights:
1st Quarter… Hurts 14 yard TD pass to Jeremiah Hall, 7-0 Oklahoma
2nd Quarter… Hurts 45 yard TD pass to CeeDee Lamb, 21-0 Oklahoma
2nd Quarter… King 23 yard TD pass to Kyle Porter, 21-7 Oklahoma
2nd Quarter… Hurts FUMBLE recovered by Houston with 2:28 left in the 2Q
2nd Quarter… Witherspoon 34 yard FG, 21-10 Oklahoma
3rd Quarter… Hurts 56 yard TD pass to Charleston Rambo, 28-10 Oklahoma
3rd Quarter… Hurts 3 yard TD run, 35-10 Oklahoma
3rd Quarter… Car 7 yard TD run, 35-17 Oklahoma
3rd Quarter… Hurts 1 yard TD run, 42-17 Oklahoma
4th Quarter… King 4 yard TD pass to Marquez Stevenson, 42-24 Oklahoma
4th Quarter… Parish forced fumble with 7:42 to play
4th Quarter… King 5 yard TD run, 42-31 Oklahoma
4th Quarter… Stevenson 21 yard TD run, 49-31 Oklahoma