Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts is now one of only a few players to ever play in two of the biggest rivalries in college football – the Red River Rivalry and the Iron Bowl. After Hurts helped the Sooners knock off the Longhorns at the Cotton Bowl, he was asked to compare to the two games.
Hurts, to his credit, was ready for the question. His answer was down the middle of the road.
He did boast, however, that he’s one of just a few people who can say that they’ve won both contests.
Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts on playing in the Iron Bowl and the Red River Rivalry:
“I knew that was coming. To each their own. Different environment. I don’t know many other people who can say they’ve gotten a win in both and that’s a testament to my teammates.”
— Jeff Barker (@JeffBarker_) October 12, 2019
Hurts, ahead of the game, dropped an interesting quote that got some play. He told reporters he’d be “fine” when asked about the magnitude of the rivalry game – adding that he’s played in the Iron Bowl before.
Hurts played a solid game, finishing 16-of-28 for 235 yards with three touchdowns and an interception – adding 131 yards and a score on the ground as well.
While it was a huge game, the biggest one could still be coming. Hurts and the Sooners are on pace for a College Football Playoff berth, where they could theoretically be matched up with the Alabama Crimson Tide again.