Happy Hump Day, friends and fans!
On Tuesday afternoon, Jalen Hurts was honored as the Big 12 Offensive Player and Newcomer of the Week for his record-breaking performance in the season opener. As any follower of the Oklahoma Sooners should know, that’s not a bad way to start out a potential Heisman Trophy campaign.
5️⃣0️⃣8️⃣ yards of total offense, 6️⃣ total touchdowns, 1️⃣st OU player ever to pass for at least 3️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ yards and rush for at least 1️⃣5️⃣0️⃣ yards in a game.— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) September 3, 2019
Big 12 Offensive Player & Newcomer of the Week, @JalenHurts. #OUDNA pic.twitter.com/GQlk8ZAlcf
In 2018, Kyler Murray tied the all-time Big 12 record with five player of the week honors throughout the season. It remains to be seen how many games Hurts will have that resemble his debut, but I’d say the likelihood of him repeating that performance is certainly not out of the question.
Now onto today’s Hot Links! Bill Bedenbaugh likes where the offensive line is starting out, Carson Meier is with the Falcons, an LSU defensive star calls out Texas and more!
- Hey fans! You voted after the first full weekend of college football games in SB Nation’s FanPulse Top 25, and the rankings are now set going into Week 2! OU fans kept the Sooners at No. 3, but nationally, Oklahoma is standing pat at No. 4. Check this out for a comprehensive list of the poll and the updated changes. Also, if you still haven’t signed up, it’s not too late to join in on the fun. So sign up now!
- According to the Norman Police Department’s arrest log, Oklahoma Sooners defensive back Chanse Sylvie was arrested early Monday morning on a municipal warrant. The OU Daily’s George Stoia was first to report, and you can view Stoia’s report (which includes the full police report) here. According to said police report, Sylvie was arrested for outstanding traffic warrants — his second arrest of this nature in a six-month span — during a traffic stop. Sylvie, a redshirt junior, played significant snaps at the nickel position in Sunday’s win over Houston. The matter will be handled internally.
- Former Sooners hoops star Buddy Hield is asking for your help in the wake of the destruction and devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. Anything you can do for the cause would be greatly appreciated.
“This moment is design for God to change our lives!” It’s time to Rebuild, Restore and Renew — let’s get it!— Buddy Love !!!! (@buddyhield) September 3, 2019
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- On Sunday, junior MIKE LB Kenneth Murray played as well as he’s ever played in an Oklahoma uniform. He was fast, aggressive, and punishing. Although the defense wasn’t consistent throughout the night, Alex Grinch recognized the potential, and knows K9 is the key to their success, writes the OU Daily’s George Stoia.
- Tyler Palmateer from the Norman Transcript writes that O-line coach Bill Bedenbaugh thought the front five did a decent job against Houston, but wants to see more from the group as the season wears on.
- Complete details for how you can watch Oklahoma play South Dakota this week are out. This one is set for pay-per-view, and if you’re unsure if you’ll be able to access the game or have questions about pricings, visit the following links.
- Former Oklahoma H-back Carson Meier has been signed to the Atlanta Falcons practice squad. All he needs is a chance and he’ll make the most of it. Congratulations, Carson!
We have signed TE Carson Meier to the practice squad. https://t.co/Z7HAdG1UW6— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) September 3, 2019
- In case you missed it, four-star 2020 OT Anton Harrison announced his verbal commitment to Oklahoma on Tuesday after taking an official visit over the weekend. The D.C. area prospect is massive, and should fit right in with the rest of Bill Bedenbaugh’s bunch.
- After OU’s successful season opener, Jack and Kamiar are back once again with another episode of the Oklahoma Breakdown Podcast. This week the guys are joined by South Dakota based sports writer Brian Haenchen to discuss what the Coyotes are about, as well as their takes on the Houston game and recent news on the recruiting trail. As you give it a listen, keep in mind that there is some NSFW language.
Around the Sports World
- LSU LB K’Lavon Chaisson doesn’t think Texas has a chance, and regardless of whoever I end up rooting for when the Tigers play the Longhorns this Saturday, I am so here for this energy.
- RB Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys have finally reached a contract extension agreement just before the start of the regular season. The six-year deal is worth $90 million with $50 million guaranteed. That’s a whole lot of cheddar.
- 78th-ranked Grigor Dimitrov upset five-time US Open Champion Roger Federer in five sets to advance to the semifinal. I did not see this one coming.
- A young female moose wound up on the football field at the University of North Dakota. According to reports, the animal has since been captured and freed into the wilderness. Can you imagine if this happened during a game? Wow. I kind of do but kind of don’t want that to happen.
UND football is bringing out the big guns for NDSU pic.twitter.com/6z2NAynS1E— Danielle Podlaski (@dani_podlaski) September 3, 2019
Stick to Sports!
- The graphic novel is a personal favorite style of literature, and as the twenty teens wind down, some exceptional collections are set to hit both the physical and virtual shelves, alike. If you’re at all interested in unplugging for a moment, cracking open one of these titles would be a great way to accomplish that while also enriching your appreciation for the form.
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