Jalen Hurts has played for two elite teams during his collegiate career. First, he played for Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide. Then, he took his talents to Oklahoma to play for Lincoln Riley.
Both are elite, and both involved in some of the biggest rivalry games in the sports The Tide play Auburn in the Iron Bowl. Oklahoma plays Texas in the Red River Showdown. Two can’t-miss rivalry games in college football.
And after Oklahoma’s win on Saturday over Texas, Hurts can now say he’s won both rivalry games. An extremely rare feat.
He talked about that after the game.
Jalen Hurts on comparing Texas/OU to the Iron Bowl: "I don't know of any other person who can say they got wins in both those games."
— Chris Hummer (@chris_hummer) October 12, 2019
Hurts is in the thick of the Heisman Trophy race. Many say, as of right now, it’s tight race between Hurts and his former teammate Tua Tagovailoa. It’s too early to make a call, but Oklahoma’s quarterback is playing lights-out this season.
Against Texas on Saturday afternoon, Hurts threw for 235 yards, rushed for 131 and combined for four touchdowns. He’s been so good this season, many say his statistical performance against the Longhorns is underwhelming.
Whether you agree with that or not, it’s hard to argue against a 6-0 record. And from here on out, the Sooners will be favored in each of their remaining games in the regular season.
If Hurts can keep this up, the Heisman Trophy will make its way back to Oklahoma for the third-straight year.