On Saturday afternoon the Kansas Jayhawks gave the Oklahoma Sooners a scare – for the first quarter.
Oklahoma’s offense struggled to find its identity early and actually trailed 7-0 late in the first quarter. The Sooners eventually found their rhythm and blew out the Jayhawks to keep their undefeated season alive.
The win means Oklahoma heads into the Red River Rivalry against Texas with an undefeated record.
When asked about his first experience with the rivalry, quarterback Jalen Hurts had a brutally honest response.
“I played in the Iron Bowl. I’ve played in big games. Think I’ll be alright,” Hurts said.
Jalen Hurts asked about the Red River game: “I played in the Iron Bowl. I’ve played in big games. Think I’ll be alright.”
— Jason Kersey (@jasonkersey) October 5, 2019
The former Alabama star played in two national title games and a few of the biggest games in SEC history.
He should be able to handle the pressure of playing against the Longhorns.
Speaking of Texas, the Longhorns have plenty of work left to do this afternoon against West Virginia. The Mountaineers jumped out to an early lead, but quarterback Sam Ehlinger brought the Longhorns back to even the score at 14 with just under eight minutes left in the first half.
If the Longhorns take care of business tonight, Oklahoma and Texas will enter the game as top-10 teams.