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'B-L-E-S-S-E-D': Battling ALS, Sooners great Rickey Dixon still feels the love during Norman return

NORMAN — Rickey Dixon’s eyes still swirl in thought. His speech has escaped him, his strength has deserted him, but behind those eyes he’s still the same Rickey.

Sunday night, in his wheelchair parked at the end of Barry Switzer’s couch, Dixon focused those eyes into a camera that broadcast his face live to 84,000 adoring fans at Owen Field. More than 30 years since he starred for the Sooners, Dixon was celebrated at halftime for his upcoming induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

The crowd roared without pause for 21 seconds. Less than a mile away, Dixon’s eyes glazed with tears.

If the windows had been open at Switzer’s house on the western edge of campus, the cheers would have infiltrated an otherwise quiet living room.

Lorraine Dixon, Rickey’s college sweetheart, stood at midfield for the ceremony with three of their four kids. “Hey, Miss Lady,” Rickey used to call out as Lorraine passed in front of Dale Hall on her way to zoology class. She finally stopped one day to confront him. They’ve been together ever since.

Sunday reminded Lorraine of the last time her husband was in Norman — in 2015 when Dixon’s 1985 national championship team was recognized. Dixon was carted onto the field and the cameras again captured tears.

“Why were you crying?” Lorraine asked.

She wondered if it was the magic of being back on the field with his teammates — like already enshrined Hall of Famers Brian Bosworth, Keith Jackson and Tony Casillas.

Rickey shook his head. That wasn’t it.

“Well, what was it then?” Lorraine asked.

“It was because they remembered me,” Rickey said. “Sooner Nation remembered me.”

They remembered him again Sunday, but the man smiling back through a 5,000 square-foot screen wasn’t the screaming rocket who played safety for the Sooners.

Dixon was always skinny — Switzer used to tell him to eat two Big Macs a day with all the fries he could handle — but now he’s frail.

On Sunday, Dixon sported red and white-striped sandals, red pants and his No. 29 game-worn jersey from the 1988 Orange Bowl. The vintage bowl patches that once stretched over his pads now slump over skeletal shoulders. Dixon can’t walk. He can’t feed or bathe himself. A blue tube from his ventilator keeps him breathing.

ALS is cruel that way, and Dixon’s football career is the likely culprit.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, has robbed Dixon of the physical tools that once made him a terror. He was an All-American in 1987 and OU’s first winner of the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation’s top defensive back.

What ALS hasn’t taken is his mind and, as it glowed Sunday, his smile.

Dixon has one of those smiles that causes his eyes to squint until they shut.

When asked about his emotions Sunday night, Dixon took five minutes and 18 seconds to craft a one-word response. His caregiver, Dwayne Kidd, held a worn laminated sheet of yellow paper in front of Dixon’s hands. Kidd slid the paper alphabet beneath Dixon’s thumb, and Dixon raised his eyebrows when his thumb was over the correct letter.

“B-L-E-S-S-E-D,” Dixon spelled out.

•••

“Rickey Dixon, Rickey Dixon!” Switzer shouted as his former star defensive back rolled up his driveway.

Because Dixon’s health didn’t allow for him to be at the stadium during the hall of fame ceremony, Switzer invited Dixon’s family to watch the OU-Houston game at his house. Dixon’s kids sat on the couch nearest him. Switzer settled into a tall chair adjacent to the couch. All eyes were on the TV that jutted out of a wall of wooden cabinets.

Switzer still commands any room, and stories flowed of Dixon’s playing days.

Like the one about the 1984 Pittsburgh game. Dixon was just a freshman, but defensive backs coach Bobby Proctor told Switzer before the game that he was going to put Dixon in on predictable third-down passing situations.

“So he put him in and damn if he picks off a post route and takes it all the way,” Switzer said. “He gets down about the 40-yard line and he sticks the ball out, teasing the quarterback chasing him. The quarterback had no chance of catching him, but he’s just holding it out there. I run down that sideline, and Rickey thought I was coming over to congratulate him. I came to chew his butt out.”

Three decades later, Dixon turned his head toward Switzer and they both grinned.

Dixon wasn’t offered a scholarship by any Southwest Conference school. Big-time programs weren’t interested in a 5-foot-10 and 155-pound “Pop Warner looking kid” as Switzer described him.

But Switzer saw speed.

And the greater the speed, the greater the collision.

“He’d knock the hell out of people,” Switzer said, his voice getting softer.

RJ Dixon, Rickey’s 24-year-old son, stopped playing football before he got to high school. He was always more of a bookworm like his mom. Lorraine is an attorney for the Environmental Protection Agency. RJ graduated from North Texas with a degree in computer engineering. He works for a defense contractor in Dallas.

RJ follows football, but not like his dad. Rickey watches any game he can find, even after what it’s done to him.

“What he says he would do is switch up his play style,” RJ said. “He wouldn’t lead like he used to with his head, or hit like he used to.”

Doctors have told the family that Dixon’s ALS was likely caused by repetitive head injuries. Dixon played six seasons in the NFL, primarily with Cincinnati, after his college career.

Lorraine knew something was wrong when Rickey fell off his treadmill. Her husband was still strong. He owned a landscaping business after his playing days and held high school teaching and coaching jobs at several schools across the Dallas Metroplex.

A former athlete doesn’t just fall off a treadmill.

Shortly thereafter, in July 2013, Dixon was diagnosed with ALS.

“I thought about my kids, and that’s when we both cried,” Lorraine said.

Her husband would likely live three to five more years. Now he’s in year six.

Research has pointed to a possible connection between ALS and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) — a neurodegenerative disease caused by repeated head injuries that is often found in former football players.

According to the ALS Association, 4 percent to 6 percent of CTE cases demonstrate “clinical or pathological characteristics of ALS.”

Like Dixon, former NFL players Dwight Clark, Steve Gleason, Tim Shaw and Kevin Turner were all diagnosed with ALS after their careers.

“It’s just not normal,” Switzer said of the sport. “It’s violent. It’s physical. Bad things can happen. Doing it continually has got to have some effect. Man wasn’t meant to do that.”

But Dixon’s eyes were transfixed to the TV. He had to peer to his left since he wasn’t quite facing the screen. He smiled as OU linebacker Kenneth Murray swallowed up Houston quarterback D’Eriq King on the opening drive.

“You can’t play the game of football and not coach mental toughness, physical toughness and take the hitting out of it,” Switzer said.

So what’s the answer?

“I guess you can play touch, play flag,” he said. “But no one’s gonna come see that.”

•••

Two miles away, Dixon rolled up a ramp into a different home and turned left into a darkened den adorned with OU memorabilia.

And there was Steve Dolman, wearing a red and white No. 1 jersey, reclining in his wheelchair.

Dixon and Dolman locked eyes. It was a wordless conversation of understanding. They could see into each other’s lives — the lives that weren’t bound by the confines of their current bodies.

Dolman, an OU graduate and longtime supporter of the business school, was diagnosed with ALS three years ago. While in school, Dolman was a spotter in the radio booth for Sooner play-by-play voice John Brooks.

Rickey Dixon was one of his favorite players.

Dixon and Dolman graduated two years apart. Dolman’s sister, Kathy Grane, helped set up the unlikely meeting when she called Lorraine Dixon on a whim.

Grane invited the Dixon family to watch the second half at their house so Rickey and Steve could meet.

“I know it was difficult for him to get over here,” Grane said, “and I just wanted to make sure that he knows how extremely special and emotional this was for our family. He kind of teared up, too.”

When the fourth quarter began, few were paying attention. A brainstorming session had begun. Rickey, who is able to use a computer at home using eye-tracking technology, wanted Lorraine to share some of the research he had recently uncovered on ALS.

Grane, who has spent sleepless nights doing research of her own, told Dixon about new studies she had read about. Both parties were aware of a recent trial conducted in Israel.

“Their bodies can't move,” Grane said. “That doesn't matter. They're smart as a whip. Rickey is showing that this isn't stopping him. He's forging ahead just like Steve is.”

Grane knelt beside Dixon’s wheelchair. Kidd, standing behind Dixon, shined a flashlight on the phone Grane held.

Together they read about a new study.

Two families that likely would’ve never met. Two families watching football and finding new ways to fight a common opponent.

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<strong>Former Oklahoma defensive back Rickey Dixon watched the Sooners play Houston on Sunday from coach Barry Switzer's home in Norman. Dixon has been battling ALS for six years. The former NFL standout was recognized by OU for his upcomig induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. [JOE MUSSATTO/THE OKLAHOMAN]</strong>

Former Oklahoma defensive back Rickey Dixon watched the Sooners play Houston on Sunday from coach Barry Switzer's home in Norman. Dixon has been battling ALS for six years. The former NFL standout was recognized by OU for his upcomig induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. [JOE...

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[Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) warms up prior to a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-427e5b5caf441d159ce82e3edef824f9.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) jesters to the crowd during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) jesters to the crowd during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. 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[Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Kyler Murray talks with Oklahoma's Nick Basquine (83) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d53aebb46a8b1a3bb6010ad6b2d7eb62.jpg" alt="Photo - Marquise Brown talks with Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb (2) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Marquise Brown talks with Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb (2) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Marquise Brown talks with Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb (2) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-25baefb8e7f2e79c476fdffc71beb75b.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) high fives team mates during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) high fives team mates during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) high fives team mates during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-0ef742e04815d4585a627279c26f7651.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) high fives team mates during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) high fives team mates during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) high fives team mates during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d97a5d3ae1b47c17ea37d8ef5442d228.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma takes the field before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma takes the field before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma takes the field before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c81d3f3229dc739f5120980df768898c.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley speaks with Jalen Hurts before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley speaks with Jalen Hurts before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley speaks with Jalen Hurts before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-9826a159f7bcc8cdfac8d75b7ac71216.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma fan Corey Sutter cheers before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma fan Corey Sutter cheers before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma fan Corey Sutter cheers before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-827e6564d34cc45929b26d74a94593b3.jpg" alt="Photo - Drum major Paxton Leaf leads the Pride of Oklahoma before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Drum major Paxton Leaf leads the Pride of Oklahoma before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Drum major Paxton Leaf leads the Pride of Oklahoma before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ca2e527b207bec946eca4dc2289c1a7f.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma fans cheer during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma fans cheer during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma fans cheer during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-21d003eb749ffb5c3402a761af03af5f.jpg" alt="Photo - The Pride of Oklahoma performs before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="The Pride of Oklahoma performs before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>The Pride of Oklahoma performs before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c40105289a743d37a5880b1a091e7a2c.jpg" alt="Photo - The Pride of Oklahoma marching band performs before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="The Pride of Oklahoma marching band performs before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>The Pride of Oklahoma marching band performs before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5883ca2cc60c3edb5cff95b2b1d02125.jpg" alt="Photo - The Pride of Oklahoma marching band performs before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="The Pride of Oklahoma marching band performs before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>The Pride of Oklahoma marching band performs before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-0c45f8d338c305415ce3eb86760c1105.jpg" alt="Photo - The Pride of Oklahoma marching band performs before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="The Pride of Oklahoma marching band performs before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>The Pride of Oklahoma marching band performs before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ad8541af3cb2dd9efec9f8db4712b2c0.jpg" alt="Photo - The Pride of Oklahoma marching band performs before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="The Pride of Oklahoma marching band performs before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>The Pride of Oklahoma marching band performs before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-1d6298998c05fcaa732b11be55f0cbd4.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb (2) and Jalen Hurts celebrate a Lamb touchdown in the second quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] " title="Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb (2) and Jalen Hurts celebrate a Lamb touchdown in the second quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb (2) and Jalen Hurts celebrate a Lamb touchdown in the second quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b66484fb52f43e823770ba854573bdfc.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Trey Sermon (4) stiff arms Houston's Gervarrius Owens (32) in the first quarter aduring a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Trey Sermon (4) stiff arms Houston's Gervarrius Owens (32) in the first quarter aduring a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Trey Sermon (4) stiff arms Houston's Gervarrius Owens (32) in the first quarter aduring a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3632c8ce6ccb47b7111f7daf16a62151.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) rushes in the first quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) rushes in the first quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) rushes in the first quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e3ddaaafdab15fd30b1c1d632d56110d.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Trey Sermon (4) stiff arms Houston's Gervarrius Owens (32) in the first quarter aduring a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Trey Sermon (4) stiff arms Houston's Gervarrius Owens (32) in the first quarter aduring a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Trey Sermon (4) stiff arms Houston's Gervarrius Owens (32) in the first quarter aduring a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f24493262d422234c356765e58811465.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb (2) scores a touchdown in the second quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb (2) scores a touchdown in the second quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb (2) scores a touchdown in the second quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a5d39cfc363215964f38b7649247cf6d.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Trey Sermon (4) runs after a stiff arm on Houston's Gervarrius Owens (32) in the first quarter aduring a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Trey Sermon (4) runs after a stiff arm on Houston's Gervarrius Owens (32) in the first quarter aduring a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Trey Sermon (4) runs after a stiff arm on Houston's Gervarrius Owens (32) in the first quarter aduring a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-54ec9522a8e26d899248817b4e54143a.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jeremiah Hall runs toward a touchdown as Houston's Gervarrius Owens (32) chases him during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jeremiah Hall runs toward a touchdown as Houston's Gervarrius Owens (32) chases him during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jeremiah Hall runs toward a touchdown as Houston's Gervarrius Owens (32) chases him during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-8397d2c10a8073388d1f81d499d6202a.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb (2) and Jalen Hurts celebrate a Lamb touchdown in the second quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb (2) and Jalen Hurts celebrate a Lamb touchdown in the second quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb (2) and Jalen Hurts celebrate a Lamb touchdown in the second quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a0f4e068a67143c2fb80ba179cce15b0.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jeremiah Hall (27) and Jalen Hurts (1) celebrate a Hall touchdown in the second quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jeremiah Hall (27) and Jalen Hurts (1) celebrate a Hall touchdown in the second quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jeremiah Hall (27) and Jalen Hurts (1) celebrate a Hall touchdown in the second quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d97f7f8a4ee2c75726c2fb20e5276499.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray (9) celebrates a sack on Houston's D'Eriq King (4) first quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray (9) celebrates a sack on Houston's D'Eriq King (4) first quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray (9) celebrates a sack on Houston's D'Eriq King (4) first quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-363583e1228e6bd740d0198f0e3ea7ae.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jeremiah Hall reacts after next to Houston's Gervarrius Owens (32) after scoring a touchdown during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jeremiah Hall reacts after next to Houston's Gervarrius Owens (32) after scoring a touchdown during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jeremiah Hall reacts after next to Houston's Gervarrius Owens (32) after scoring a touchdown during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-948e38f3517a9bd6fcf985ac7f11084c.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Calum Sutherland (30) kicks an extra point in the first quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Calum Sutherland (30) kicks an extra point in the first quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Calum Sutherland (30) kicks an extra point in the first quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c72219ceb94c77e67cf5528b4cf3dead.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Alex Grinch coaches in the first quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Alex Grinch coaches in the first quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Alex Grinch coaches in the first quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-75f8d38acee5b961dae2d6050334010f.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray (9) celebrates a sack on Houston's D'Eriq King (4) in the first quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray (9) celebrates a sack on Houston's D'Eriq King (4) in the first quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray (9) celebrates a sack on Houston's D'Eriq King (4) in the first quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a5f10cb575aec9ab8a6d672934ae7cb6.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jeremiah Hall celebrates after scoring a touchdown during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jeremiah Hall celebrates after scoring a touchdown during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jeremiah Hall celebrates after scoring a touchdown during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a0e8674ea4fe055cbe33828083bd7885.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray (9) and DaShaun White (23) celebrate during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray (9) and DaShaun White (23) celebrate during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray (9) and DaShaun White (23) celebrate during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-065774ec735309d8a2ce7cdda8aa4984.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray (9) brings down Houston's Marquez Stevenson (5) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray (9) brings down Houston's Marquez Stevenson (5) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray (9) brings down Houston's Marquez Stevenson (5) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-00468c4ba1933a0e01198edc8d15b620.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) holds the ball out after scoring a touchdown during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) holds the ball out after scoring a touchdown during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) holds the ball out after scoring a touchdown during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-dd10af4b5ccf60c9d67c7b99a56d290e.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) carries the ball during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) carries the ball during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) carries the ball during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3b23ead74319cd40b063bfdb719c53fc.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma defensive coordinator Alex Grinch leaps during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma defensive coordinator Alex Grinch leaps during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma defensive coordinator Alex Grinch leaps during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-081f6766c7d3523fe73cb55264436c43.jpg" alt="Photo - Houston's D'Eriq King (4) loses the ball during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Houston's D'Eriq King (4) loses the ball during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Houston's D'Eriq King (4) loses the ball during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b75f13bf2f855f338b4f5756ef8c9dda.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Nick Basquine (83) runs past Houston's Ka'Darian Smith (16) after catching a pass during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Nick Basquine (83) runs past Houston's Ka'Darian Smith (16) after catching a pass during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Nick Basquine (83) runs past Houston's Ka'Darian Smith (16) after catching a pass during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5da96ca2ee264a913f47b4d34f289566.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb (2) catches a touchdown pass during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb (2) catches a touchdown pass during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb (2) catches a touchdown pass during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-be5883615089a1de7c7d19305d3efc2e.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) throws a pass during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) throws a pass during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) throws a pass during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-eb0514d08f302df4cf5202c97e664953.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) celebrates with CeeDee Lamb (2) after a touchdown during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) celebrates with CeeDee Lamb (2) after a touchdown during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) celebrates with CeeDee Lamb (2) after a touchdown during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f9898ba5cc69ffff2a979557ce94e857.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) fumbles the ball during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) fumbles the ball during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) fumbles the ball during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-1e93324a330a6adbdc476b818aeb6500.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Trey Sermon (4) leaps over Houston's Ka'Darian Smith (16) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Trey Sermon (4) leaps over Houston's Ka'Darian Smith (16) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Trey Sermon (4) leaps over Houston's Ka'Darian Smith (16) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-8231c05fb393d3976c569ce590b8dfe3.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jadon Haselwood (11) is brought down by Houston's Ka'Darian Smith (16) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jadon Haselwood (11) is brought down by Houston's Ka'Darian Smith (16) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jadon Haselwood (11) is brought down by Houston's Ka'Darian Smith (16) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-967b7fe9d8cfd011743e7e86f5ec870e.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) leaps for a touchdown during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) leaps for a touchdown during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) leaps for a touchdown during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-67e89be1c4bef5d0da1396eb82f418fc.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) leaves the field after a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) leaves the field after a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) leaves the field after a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6b164d86df46539dd882c409c696b2b4.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley greets Houston coach Dana Holgorsen after a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley greets Houston coach Dana Holgorsen after a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley greets Houston coach Dana Holgorsen after a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-05be6a78d1e2081072988b50d6b40b3e.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Trey Sermon (4) carries the ball during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Trey Sermon (4) carries the ball during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Trey Sermon (4) carries the ball during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-54a3ff3e170a91f44d6bf7f5c865ba99.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Calum Sutherland (30) misses a field goal attempt a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Calum Sutherland (30) misses a field goal attempt a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Calum Sutherland (30) misses a field goal attempt a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d97a5d3ae1b47c17ea37d8ef5442d228.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma takes the field before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma takes the field before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma takes the field before a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f361f1d533e755ad72f01980f760c614.jpg" alt="Photo - Houston coach Dana Holgorsen walks the sidelines during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Houston coach Dana Holgorsen walks the sidelines during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Houston coach Dana Holgorsen walks the sidelines during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-dc6d688ee933e54302be48e95151f0d0.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) runs the ball during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) runs the ball during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) runs the ball during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-73a876f886c6881cb3b46d109c35a08d.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) runs during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) runs during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) runs during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-426f8b58949155a47c827f9d0f865f90.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's A.D. Miller (5) runs past Houston's Grant Stuard (3) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's A.D. Miller (5) runs past Houston's Grant Stuard (3) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's A.D. Miller (5) runs past Houston's Grant Stuard (3) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-9aea24b58451924f86cc7bf1370d0152.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Brayden Willis (81) is brought down by Houston's Damarion Williams (6) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Brayden Willis (81) is brought down by Houston's Damarion Williams (6) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Brayden Willis (81) is brought down by Houston's Damarion Williams (6) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2fb643009d4269128f55244fee087da8.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) throws a pass during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) throws a pass during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) throws a pass during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e42922c8bd7b4773b578c5d5b444f6f7.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jadon Haselwood (11) runs past Houston's Chandler Smith (8) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jadon Haselwood (11) runs past Houston's Chandler Smith (8) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jadon Haselwood (11) runs past Houston's Chandler Smith (8) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-0a628a54c13cc2c1461100f41562cba9.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) throws a pass during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) throws a pass during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) throws a pass during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f453d612bf221ec7b5df6bb78ed521aa.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray (9) hits Houston's D'Eriq King (4) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray (9) hits Houston's D'Eriq King (4) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray (9) hits Houston's D'Eriq King (4) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-269c726806fe1dfff46dc87ba70365ca.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) runs during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) runs during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) runs during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-cef409bfcb9d931fe0c31a62ab87d286.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma lines up for a field goal during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma lines up for a field goal during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma lines up for a field goal during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-be19e2738a6123a9c2028769a2d721db.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) scores a touchdown in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) scores a touchdown in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) scores a touchdown in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7779627f8d3d3d3d72f222c7857858ed.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) rushes in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) rushes in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) rushes in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e8fa4ec9055191a97560f1ae124574e5.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) leaves the field following during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) leaves the field following during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) leaves the field following during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-8a2342d0475936f5258edd879c6dc301.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) rushes in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) rushes in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) rushes in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b007c0a55af7125f66405bfd7ee9fb37.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley talks with Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) following a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley talks with Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) following a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley talks with Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) following a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-906d2dfdbbeb543019115f3f988e17a9.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) leaves the field following a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) leaves the field following a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) leaves the field following a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b1b0be19537716d5c88fd8c430d1273e.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) leaves the field following during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) leaves the field following during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) leaves the field following during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-cd068103c088a93aa8182301bdb9cce0.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma Rhamondre Stevenson scores in the fourth quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma Rhamondre Stevenson scores in the fourth quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma Rhamondre Stevenson scores in the fourth quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e0a3b76d5c894c2b2155cf7735fdb9c0.jpg" alt="Photo - Jalen Hurts (1) and Creed Humphrey (56) celebrate a Hurts touchdown in the fourth quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Jalen Hurts (1) and Creed Humphrey (56) celebrate a Hurts touchdown in the fourth quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Jalen Hurts (1) and Creed Humphrey (56) celebrate a Hurts touchdown in the fourth quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-88b3749f83eed8cc21031f4970c2aba2.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) throws a pass in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) throws a pass in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) throws a pass in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-9e01f54bb9ba17ef4b9223a6d87b3c97.jpg" alt="Photo - OU's Alex Grinch talks with players during a time out during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="OU's Alex Grinch talks with players during a time out during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>OU's Alex Grinch talks with players during a time out during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f1e6eff691692890287737cf3e8d472d.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Charleston Rambo (14) is tackled by Houston's Gleson Sprewell (21) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Charleston Rambo (14) is tackled by Houston's Gleson Sprewell (21) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Charleston Rambo (14) is tackled by Houston's Gleson Sprewell (21) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-bab0b9c71b556b0bcf951f8c185b3137.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray (9) pressures Houston's D'Eriq King (4) as he throws the ball in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray (9) pressures Houston's D'Eriq King (4) as he throws the ball in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray (9) pressures Houston's D'Eriq King (4) as he throws the ball in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-4ee38081ba2add2b22f6134cb5c2b473.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma celebrates a Jalen Hurts touchdown in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma celebrates a Jalen Hurts touchdown in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma celebrates a Jalen Hurts touchdown in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-757e72ecafc0478301d4f1c6b2c6af09.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Charleston Rambo (14) scores a touchdown in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Charleston Rambo (14) scores a touchdown in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Charleston Rambo (14) scores a touchdown in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6732f7b0e9b58d13b39d38378c07a50d.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) celebrates a Charleston Rambo (14) touchdown with Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb (2) in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) celebrates a Charleston Rambo (14) touchdown with Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb (2) in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) celebrates a Charleston Rambo (14) touchdown with Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb (2) in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ff102afc533bbb3ac7996bb0adeb5447.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jon-Michael Terry (40), Kenneth Murray (9) and Neville Gallimore (90) sack Houston's D'Eriq King (4) in the first quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jon-Michael Terry (40), Kenneth Murray (9) and Neville Gallimore (90) sack Houston's D'Eriq King (4) in the first quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jon-Michael Terry (40), Kenneth Murray (9) and Neville Gallimore (90) sack Houston's D'Eriq King (4) in the first quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-54250a15c43dcf5957394023f24cd7a1.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Trey Sermon (4) stiff arms Houston's Gervarrius Owens (32) in the first quarter aduring a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Trey Sermon (4) stiff arms Houston's Gervarrius Owens (32) in the first quarter aduring a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Trey Sermon (4) stiff arms Houston's Gervarrius Owens (32) in the first quarter aduring a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-55dd0903c0ac6d21cd5b42c871079cb1.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray (9) celebrates during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray (9) celebrates during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray (9) celebrates during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-fff25349aa1f082cba58746e11c37608.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma defensive coordinator Alex Grinch leaps during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma defensive coordinator Alex Grinch leaps during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma defensive coordinator Alex Grinch leaps during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ec4e1da9ee18b2368a707d6498487823.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) carries the ball during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) carries the ball during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) carries the ball during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f6aad50017da90bd1586b4e568044920.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Charleston Rambo (14) carries the ball after a reception during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Charleston Rambo (14) carries the ball after a reception during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Charleston Rambo (14) carries the ball after a reception during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ca6c003898b70ae51663d146aab2a21d.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) throws a touchdown pass to CeeDee Lamb (2) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) throws a touchdown pass to CeeDee Lamb (2) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) throws a touchdown pass to CeeDee Lamb (2) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6ce54435e14e22949d48da53b47f0b07.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) runs during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) runs during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) runs during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-4238cd18703433162ae7d68b3687f9cc.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's LaRon Stokes (96) chases Houston's D'Eriq King (4) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's LaRon Stokes (96) chases Houston's D'Eriq King (4) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's LaRon Stokes (96) chases Houston's D'Eriq King (4) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Oklahoma won 49-31. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7553c1c742630365fe7bd7bb5d6d460f.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley coaches during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley coaches during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley coaches during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-9da2b6196daf0e3497e2296b390659fe.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley argues a call during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley argues a call during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley argues a call during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a189217401451a4e515d74b1c61f02e8.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray (9) and DaShaun White (23) celebrate a play in the first quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray (9) and DaShaun White (23) celebrate a play in the first quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray (9) and DaShaun White (23) celebrate a play in the first quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-493ecb3a74d23769cf0700546f4cc3f5.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) looks to throw a pass in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) looks to throw a pass in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) looks to throw a pass in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-0edaa485d3190053230a514f18d4c33d.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) and Grant Calcaterra (80) celebrate a play in the second quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) and Grant Calcaterra (80) celebrate a play in the second quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) and Grant Calcaterra (80) celebrate a play in the second quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-17a2059d1c7aa8158166e60638a878cf.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray (9) celebrates a sack in the first quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray (9) celebrates a sack in the first quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray (9) celebrates a sack in the first quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d796b197ed8aafe629f61d6d66015b8b.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) rushes in the first quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) rushes in the first quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) rushes in the first quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-06655457f51c240e79f3ae7e33c9a2ed.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) rushes for a touchdown as he is chased by Houston's Grant Stuard (3) in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) rushes for a touchdown as he is chased by Houston's Grant Stuard (3) in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) rushes for a touchdown as he is chased by Houston's Grant Stuard (3) in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-778f0b552672634250edd0d17efc8585.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) rushes for a touchdown in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) rushes for a touchdown in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts (1) rushes for a touchdown in the third quarter during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure>
Joe Mussatto

Joe Mussatto joined The Oklahoman in August 2018 to cover OU football, men’s basketball and softball. He previously covered University of Kentucky football and basketball for SEC Country. Mussatto is from Oklahoma City and lives in Norman. Read more ›

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