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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Three Sooners up for honors at ESPN College Football Awards Show

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Jalen Hurts, CeeDee Lamb and Creed Humphrey are amongst the names in contention for Thursday’s awards.

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Happy Thursday, friends and fans!

The annual College Football Awards Show kicks off in Atlanta tonight at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN, with the preceding red carpet show on ESPNU at 5 p.m. CT. Many of the winners won’t be announced until tonight, but one thing’s for sure — there will be plenty of attention on three Oklahoma Sooners for some major honors.

QB Jalen Hurts is a finalist for the Davey O’Brien Award and the Maxwell Award, given to the nation’s top quarterback and top overall player, respectively. WR CeeDee Lamb is a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award as he’s in contention for being named the nation’s top receiver. Finally, Creed Humphrey is up for the Rimington Trophy, an honor reserved for the top center in college football, whose winner is scheduled to be announced during the Red Carpet Show on ESPNU.

Of course, the Heisman Trophy is the ultimate honor that will be handed out this awards season, and that ceremony takes place in New York this Saturday at 7 p.m. CT, live on ESPN. Oklahoma is quite familiar with this award, having won it seven times, including each of the past two season. This time around, Hurts is one of four finalists for the prestigious stiff-arm trophy, so stay tuned to see where he’s slotted in this year’s Heisman voting.

Now for today’s Hot Links! Oklahoma’s 2026 non-conference schedule is complete, Baker and Kyler go head-to-head, Joe Burrow wins the AP’s highest individual honor and more!

OU Links

  • Murray was asked about facing Mayfield, his former OU teammate, and if there are any bragging rights on the line. K1 usually gives some pretty good answers, and this was no exception.
  • USA Today recognized former OU basketball star Buddy Hield by naming him one of the top 10 players who best defined the last decade of college hoops. Dude was (and still is) legit and I’m happy to say I watched all of his games.
  • In case you missed it, check out Allen’s latest article here at C&C Machine looking back on Oklahoma’s impressive run through the Big 12 for the fifth straight season. Looking ahead to 2020, does there appear to be as much competition outside of Norman for the Sooners as there was this year? More? Less? He breaks all of that down, too.
  • Make sure you listen to this week’s episode of the Oklahoma Breakdown Podcast with Jack and Kamiar. The guys recap the Sooners’ OT win over Baylor in the Big 12 Championship game, talk about the latest recruiting nuggets and remaining targets ahead of signing day, and they’re also joined by Billy Gomila of And The Valley Shook for a first look at the LSU Tigers. You definitely don’t want to miss this jam-packed pod, and if you’re new around these parts, keep in mind that there is some NSFW language used in the discussions. If you can handle that, enjoy!

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