Playing on the road for the first time in 2019, Oklahoma wasted no time setting the tone for their game against UCLA at the Rose Bowl. More particularly, Jalen Hurts and the offensive line proved early that it was going to be a long, and physical, afternoon for the Bruins on defense.
Oklahoma punished UCLA to the tune of 611 total yards of offense and a methodical 48 points scored. Averaging 7.5 yards per carry, the Sooners ran the ball 41 times.
From the start, OU made it clear that physicality was the key on the day. It took the Sooners just 5 plays to score on the opening drive with Jalen Hurts accounting for 99 yards, all on the ground. They play that seemed to break UCLA’s spirit was the fifth play of that drive when Hurts scampered, untouched, for a 30-yard score on a 4th and 3 play.
Here’s How The Play Worked
As amazing as Jalen Hurts was on this drive (averaging 24.75 yards per carry on 4 attempts), the offensive line was even better. This was the most dominant and cohesive we had seen the line to this point of the season and, considering how young they are, it perhaps gave us a glimpse of the future.
Watch for this one more time to see how Hurts benefited from the offensive line putting a “hat on a hat”.
- Left tackle Erik Swenson moves to the second level to seal off a linebacker.
- Left guard Marquise Hayes takes on the defensive tackle across from him.
- Center Creed Humphrey moves downfield to the linebacker and ends up blocking out a safety as well.
- Right guard Tyrese Robinson takes on the other defensive tackle.
- Right tackle Adrian Ealy seals off the play side defensive end.
- H-Back Jeremiah Hall chops down the backside defensive end.
- Jalen Hurts enjoys a clear path to the end zone.
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