Happy Monday, friends and fans!
The No. 5 Oklahoma Sooners are sitting pretty at 6-0 overall and 3-0 in Big 12 play after defeating the Texas Longhorns on Saturday. However, not only is this week’s game against West Virginia scheduled for a morning start, on Monday it was announced that next week’s game at Kansas State will also kick off at 11.
After opening the season with three consecutive evening kicks, Oklahoma is following that up with at least five straight morning starts. It’s obviously more of an issue for home games because of recruiting purposes, so the development of playing an early game on the road in Manhattan isn’t exactly tough news. In fact, you get to wake up and watch the Sooners without having to wait around all day. It’s actually kind of nice! Additionally, the K-State crowd will surely be much less of a factor. It’ll all just be a matter of the Sooners not coming out groggy, but the team should be accustomed to the routine by this point.
The Sooners are on a bye following the K-State game, then welcome Iowa State to the Palace on the Prairie in what has the potential to be a marquee matchup. If that’s the case, don’t expect that game to receive the signature morning mistreatment. If it happens, you can blame me for jinxing it.
Now, on to this week’s Monday edition of Hot Links! CeeDee Lamb is a Red River folk hero, Kyler Murray has the Cards on a winning streak, Correa goes yard in extras and more!
- Relive this year’s Red River moments with this sweet highlight compilation of the sights and sounds from the voice of OU Football, Toby Rowland. Boomer!
- CeeDee Lamb put forth a career performance in what could very well be his last game played at the Cotton Bowl. For his incredible showing, he was named this week’s Walter Camp National Player of the Week.
- Speaking of Lamb, after his scintillating three TD performance against the Longhorns, he’s become an OU-Texas folk hero. Who knows, he may have one more left in him come December.
- After a nice win in Dallas, it’s Homecoming Week in Norman! No. 5 Oklahoma will kick things off with the 3-3 (1-2) West Virginia Mountaineers at 11 a.m. CT on FOX.
- The Arizona Cardinals are now 2-3-1 after beating the Atlanta Falcons behind another monster day for Kyler Murray. The game is starting to slow down for the top overall pick.
- Baker Mayfield suffered an apparent hip injury in the Cleveland Browns’ loss to the Seattle Seahawks, but the former Heisman Trophy winner played through the pain in the second half.
- Kaylee Dao has been doing work for the OU women’s soccer team. For her latest feat, she scored the game winning goal to beat Baylor in OT. Stay gold, Sooner girl!
For the FOURTH time this season, Kaylee Dao was golden, leading the Sooners to yet another overtime victory! pic.twitter.com/wCtzbPbbRL— Oklahoma Soccer (@OU_WSoccer) October 13, 2019
Around the Sports World
- The Houston Astros tied up the ALCS against the New York Yankees at one game apiece behind this Carlos Correa dinger in the 11th frame. Major league stuff right here.
- ESPN’s Bill Connelly handed out his midseason college football awards for the best games, teams, players and coaches through seven weeks of this 2019 season. Hopefully there are more upsets like South Carolina over Georgia waiting in the wings.
- Texas Tech Red Raiders AD Kirby Hocutt was informed by the Big 12 Conference office that an officiating error was made in the team’s double OT loss against the Baylor Bears on Saturday. That’s rough.
- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says head coach Jason Garrett isn’t in danger of losing his job after losing to the previously winless New York Jets amid a three-game skid.
- The New Orleans Pelicans might be a legitimate problem with Zion Williamson and Lonzo Ball connecting like this multiple times a game.
Stick to Sports!
- Coming Nov. 1 on Netflix is ‘The Man Without Gravity’. Written and directed by Italian filmmaker Marco Bonfanti, this movie tells the story of man who was born defying the laws of gravity. As an adult, his life of seclusion is challenged as his secret is exposed, but instead of living as a worldwide celebrity he’d rather maintain a normal existence. This looks like it has all the right pieces to become one my favorite foreign films.
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