Local College Sports

Kyler Murray: Weekend Warrior

Kyler Murray: Weekend Warrior

For most college athletes, a weekend consists of one football game or a series in baseball or one basketball game; but for Kyler Murray, this weekend in April was a rare combination.

Murray started the weekend in Austin playing left field and leading off against the Longhorns. The outing didn’t go great as he went 0-for-4 at the plate with two putouts in the field in a 5-3 loss.

From there, Murray flew to Norman to play in the OU spring game as a quarterback. He went 9-13 for 144 yards and a touchdown to senior Jefferey Mead. The backup quarterback performed better than the Heisman finalist as he was the only QB to throw for a score. After this game, there is a definite chance Murray will be the No. 2 QB on the depth chart, but head coach Bob Stoops has chosen not to name the backup as of now.

After the game, Murray hopped on a plane and headed south for the final game of the series against Texas. Murray, however didn’t play on Sunday against the Longhorns.

This is the only time the seasons would overlap beside some summer camp time if the Sooners make the College World Series.

More in Local College Sports

Marvin Lewis out: Here are seven candidates Bengals should look at to replace him

The FranchiseOK TeamDecember 17, 2017

OU Leads the way on the All-American Lists

Colby PowellDecember 13, 2017

The Franchise is giving you a chance to see OU take on Georgia in the Rose Bowl

Todd HoughDecember 8, 2017

NFL Week 12: Baltimore Ravens coach thankful for C.J. Mosley

The FranchiseOK TeamNovember 23, 2017

Fantasy Football Week 12 Waiver Wire: Devontae Booker emerges as potential difference-maker for the stretch run

The FranchiseOK TeamNovember 21, 2017

The Franchise