DALLAS (FWAA) The Oklahoma Sooners
rallied from 25 points down in the second quarter and kept their
College Football Playoff hopes alive, beating Baylor on the road,
34-31. Jalen Hurts overcame three turnovers with four touchdown
passes and Gabe Brkic kicked the game-winning 31-yard field goal
with 1:45 on the clock. The biggest comeback in school histry that
ended Baylor's 11-game win streak earned the Sooners (9-1) the
Reveal Suits National Team of the Week honor for
games of the weekend of Nov. 16.
The announcement came on "Playbook on ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM.
Each Monday during the season the Reveal Suits National Team of
the Week will be unveiled during the program, which airs weekdays
from 1-4 p.m. ET. The FWAA's All-America Committee selects the weekly
winner and all Division I FBS and FCS schools are eligible to be
I put us in a horrible situation and we found a way to come
back," Hurts said. "We overcame adversity, and you're remembered
for what you do in November. So it's a big-time win today."
Hurts completed 30-of-42 passes for 297 yards and threw three
touchdowns to freshmen receivers Austin Stogner and Theo Wease,
who stepped up in the absence of standout wide receiver CeeDee Lamb,
who was held out due to a medical decision. Hurts, who lost one
of his two fumbles into Baylor's end zone and had an interception,
also ran for 114 yards.
Oklahoma has won 19 consecutive games in November since a loss
to Baylor in 2014. This is the seventh time for the Sooners to earn
the Team of the Week honor and first since 2017 following a 31-16
win at Ohio State.
The other National Team of the Week nominees for the weekend
of Nov. 16 were:
Georgia (9-1): The Bulldogs clinched a
third consecutive SEC Eastern Division title with a 21-14 win
at Auburn, their third straight win in the series. Jake Fromm
was 13-for-28 for 110 yards and three touchdowns and D'Andre
Swift posted a fourth 100-yard game (17 for 106) and passed
1,000 yards (1,027) rushing for the season.
Iowa (7-3): The Hawkeyes scored on their
first three possessions and handed Minnesota its first loss
of the season, 23-19, to keep the Floyd of Rosedale Trophy at
home. Since 1999, Iowa is 5-1 at home in November against top-10
teams. The Hawkeyes' three losses to ranked teams Michigan,
Penn State and Wisconsin have come by a combined 14 points.
Iowa State (6-4): The Cyclones won on
Connor Assalley's 36-yard field goal as time expired as Iowa
State got a sixth win, 23-21 over Texas. Iowa State passed up
an earlier field goal try when a Texas offsides penalty extended
its drive with 2:12 left. The Cyclones then milked the clock
and try a closer field goal, which gave ISU its first win on
the final play since a 1983 win against Kansas.
The Football Writers Association of America has named a national
team of the week since the 2002 season. In addition to the members
of the FWAA All-America Committee, one fan vote from Twitter decides
the weekly honor.
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