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Oklahoma Sooners Football | Kyler Murray Surging Up Heisman Watch Lists

Rich DeCray

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On Saturday, Kyler Murray put up impressive numbers which led the Oklahoma Sooners to a second consecutive victory in front of a home crowd. Collecting 306 passing yards and three scores, the quarterback also paced the program on the ground with 69 rushing yards while tacking on another two touchdowns. Responsible for five plays ending in the endzone, Murray turned quite a few heads while the individual stock of the athlete skyrocketed.

On Monday, ESPN updated the Heisman Watch List featuring Murray at the No. 4 position. Now, facing a future without Rodney Anderson on the field due to an apparent knee injury, the fanbase turns toward the quarterback to carry the load offensive. Behind an experienced and big offensive line, Murray has yet to be challenged by an elite pass rush attack.

ESPN Experts’ Poll

Sept. 11, 2018
Name Position School Year 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total
Will Grier QB West Virginia Sr. 4 2 1 0 1 32
Ed Oliver DT Houston Jr. 3 2 1 2 1 31
Jonathan Taylor RB Wisconsin Soph. 0 3 1 3 2 23
Kyler Murray QB Oklahoma Jr. 2 1 2 0 1 21
Tua Tagovailoa QB Alabama Soph. 1 0 4 1 1 20
Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State Soph. 0 1 0 2 1 9
Justin Herbert QB Oregon Jr. 0 1 0 0 1 5
Drew Lock QB Missouri Sr. 0 0 1 0 0 3
Bryce Love RB Stanford Sr. 0 0 0 1 0 2
Brett Rypien QB Boise State Sr. 0 0 0 1 0 2
Eric Dungey QB Syracuse Sr. 0 0 0 0 1 1
McKenzie Milton QB UCF Jr. 0 0 0 0 1 1

However, as an explosive athlete with the proper tools for success, Murray remains a nightmare for opposing defensive coordinators. The ability to throw the ball deep down the field or take off and run has stumped all challengers two games into the season. How does the quarterback continue to progress and can Murray make an appearance in NYC?

 

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