Oklahoma has outscored opponents 62-7 in the first quarter, whereas Texas is only outscoring opponents 28-13. With a team that has won four straight Big 12 Titles like Oklahoma as the challenger on October 12 at the Texas State Fairgrounds in Dallas, there is going to be plenty on the table for what could be a promising 2019 campaign.
Hurts was a bit dismissive when talking about the rivalry, pointing to his history in big games at Alabama before transferring to the Sooners for his final season of eligibility. Let's look at some of the high- and low-cost players I plan to target on Saturday. "I'll be all right".
Hurts has been shown a narrow focus so far at Oklahoma, stressing constant improvement and not showing distraction regarding big games or outside storylines.
There was a time when Hurts, who grew up in Houston, dreamed of being a Longhorn. He admired Vince Young and thought he could have similar success.
The 2021 recruit announced his decision to commit to the Sooners on Wednesday night, not long after OU coach Lincoln Riley tweeted a set of eyeballs, signaling a commitment.
He also has rushed for 499 yards and seven touchdowns. "With Jalen, he's playing so well throwing the football that the designed runs become that much more hard to stop".
The Texas Longhorns football program does own the all-time series edge in the Red River Rivalry over the Sooners.
A strong performance Saturday, though, could lift him into the national discussion as well.
"The numbers speak for themselves".
Late Wednesday night, defensive coordinator Alex Grinch and Oklahoma received some good news as class of 2021 defensive end Ethan Downs (Weatherford; Weatherford, Okla.) publicly announced his commitment to the Sooners. The Longhorns won the regular-season matchup last season, then Oklahoma won the rematch in the league title game for its fourth Big 12 title in a row and third College Football Playoff appearance. Ehlinger, however, will rally the Longhorns to create a magnificent back and forth.
Texas went out of its way to play against LSU and went toe-to-toe with the Tigers until the last few minutes. The Longhorns can't afford a second loss this season, and Sam Ehlinger will look to win this game in the regular season for the second straight year.