In what has become the new normal for Oklahoma football, Jalen Hurts and company leaned on Oklahoma State with a heavy run game and then turned to the defense to corral Chuba Hubbard and the Cowboy offense.
The Grind Was On
Oklahoma ran the ball 44 times, at a pace of 6.4 yards per carry, for 283 yards. Kennedy Brooks racked up 160 of those yards, and a score, on 22 carries and Jalen Hurts added 61 yards, and a score, on 16 carries.
More importantly Oklahoma’s physical rushing attack chewed up the clock and wore down the OSU defense. The Sooners snapped the ball 61 times and took 34:03 off the clock.
Scoring From Every Direction
Jalen Hurts scored a touchdown running, passing, and receiving putting him in elite company with the great Tommy McDonald.
Turnovers Were Key
For the first time in a long time the Sooners didn’t commit a turnover. Conversely they picked up two off Oklahoma State, recovering a fumble and nabbing an interception.
Never Looked Back
After swapping touchdowns to open the game, Gabe Brkic converted a 42 yard field go to put the Sooners up 10-7. That’s as close as Oklahoma State would be for the remainder of the game as the Sooners would never relinquish the lead from that point forward.
Defense Contains Chuba Hubbard
This was the key on the night for the Sooners. Hubbard got his 100 yards (104) but it took him 24 carries and his longest run on the night was 22 yards.
Good For You Bookie
A year after getting yanked in Oklahoma’s 2018 regular season finale at West Virginia Brendan Radley-Hiles led the Sooner defense in tackles to close out the 2019 regular season.
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