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OU football: Sooners rout Bears behind Murray’s 7 touchdowns

OU football: Sooners rout Bears behind Murray’s 7 touchdowns

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray warms up before an NCAA college football game against Iowa State, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)

NORMAN – Kyler Murray made the most of his plays on Saturday.

The Oklahoma football team’s offense ran only 13 more plays than the 40 it has last week against Army, but the redshirt junior quarterback threw for six touchdowns on 17 completions to lead the Sooners to a 66-33 victory against Baylor on Saturday. Murray threw for 432 yards while rushing for 45 yards on 10 carries and a score.

Quarterback Austin Kendall started for OU (5-0 overall, 2-0 Big 12) because Murray was reportedly late to a meeting on Friday, but Murray shined.

He has 32 incomplete passes this season and 21 total touchdowns.

OU’s offense didn’t struggle against the Baylor defense, racking up 607 yards of total offense.

True freshman Kennedy Brooks had eight carries for 105 yards and two touchdowns. The duo combined helped the Sooners average 11.5 yards per play.

Marquise Brown has two touchdowns and 132 yards receiving after being held to no receptions last week. CeeDee Lamb also surpassed the 100-yard mark for receiving on three catches, one of those going for a score.

Lee Morris caught two touchdowns while Grant Calcaterra also hauled in one.

OU’s defense held the Bears to 77 rushing yards, but Baylor torched the Sooner secondary, throwing for 416 yards.

The Sooners return to action Saturday when they head to Dallas for the annual Red River Showdown. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. from the Cotton Bowl.


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Cameron Jourdan has covered Oklahoma State athletics since January 2017. He has written for The Oklahoman, The Tuscaloosa News and the Stillwater News Press, among others. Follow Cameron on Twitter: @Cam_Jourdan

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