Sooners’ Jalen Hurts Has Record Setting Debut

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Oklahoma Sooner’s quarterback Jalen Hurts certainly made a good first impression on his new team, and did so in historic fashion.

Hurts led the Sooners to a 49-31 victory over Houston, completing 20 of 23 passes, throwing for 508 yards and tossing six touchdowns during the impressive display.

“I’m back where I’m supposed to be,” Hurts said, according to ESPN’s Sam Khan Jr..

“The reality is I’m not the same player I was as an 18-year-old freshman, a 19-year-old sophomore,” Hurts said. “We did some good things tonight, but we’ve gotta continue to take steps to be where we want to be.”

With the performance, Hurts joined Johnny Manziel as the only other player in the past 15 years to throw for 300 yards and three scores while running for 150 and three touchdowns in a game.

“He played good” Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley said.

“There are several things he can do better, but I thought he handled the moment. You could tell out there that he’d been in it [before] … I thought he made good, sound decisions and managed the game well.”