It was only a few weeks back that Jalen Hurts won the number-one spot from camp. Jalen has done nothing to be questioned about that choice.
Serving as the pioneer of the nation’s top crime, if the Sooners visit winless UCLA Hurts tries to keep his beginning.
Oklahoma piled up more than 300 yards rushing (310) and departure (423) to the second time in as many matches this season – and also the first time in the past nine contests overall – in last weekend 70-14 rout of FCS foe South Dakota, rolling upward 733 yards in the process.
Hurts has played a massive part in that production, since he directs FBS in passing efficiency (252.3) and is the only participant in the country with over 500 yards death (591) along with 200 yards rushing (223).
Even though Oklahoma is setting the pace nationally on offense, the Bruins are bringing up the rear, position 119th in scoring (14 points per game) and also 127th in total offense (239.5 yards).
UCLA dropped to 0-2 for the second time in as many years under coach Chip Kelly, following a defeat at its season opener in Cincinnati using a 23-14 blow off last weekend.
Oklahoma (2-0): CeeDee Lamb is arguably one of the most dominant receivers in the NCAA. He travelled on six receptions in the first half alone last week, becoming only the recipient in school history with 20 career receiving scores.
He needs an additional TD to tie Malcolm Kelly and Dede Westbrook for seventh place on the institution’s all time list. J.C. transfer Rhamondre Stevenson led four Sooners with at least 47 yards running versus the Coyotes, including a 75-yard TD scamper en route to 104 yards on the ground.
Brendan Radley-Hiles played in both of Oklahoma’s first two takeaways and has been named Big 12 Player of the Week as a result, coming a third-quarter interception 30 yards for a touchdown and regaining a fumble that was second-quarter.
UCLA (0-2): A significant improvement in the Bruins’ opener has been the precision of Dorian Thompson-Robinson, that finished 68.6 percent of his passes versus the Aztecs after he finished 8-for-26 within his season debut.
The quarterback has been unable to be the running threat that’s typically a part of Kelly’s crimes leading to the Bruins’ inability.
Injuries have contributed to the bad start for UCLA, which gained back Joshua Kelley (1,243 yards rushing in 2018) last week after he missed the opener due to a preseason knee issue but still has yet to perform leading returning receiver Theo Howard (51 catches, 677 yards annually ), who is recovering from a hand/wrist disease.
I think that the under is the play, after breaking down this game from each angle. Oklahoma protection is a good deal better than the unit they set out last year couple this with also an UCLA defense and a poor UCLA offense I’m rolling with the beneath.
The Select: Under 73.5 at BetOnline
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