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Cardinals-Eagles: Kyler Murray, Jalen Hurts Battle It Out In Sooner-on-Sooner Matchup

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Oklahoma has produced three consecutive NFL quarterbacks: Baker Mayfield in 2018, Kyler Murray in 2019 and Jalen Hurts in 2020. All three Sooners are now starters, and we got to see Murray and Hurts face off on Sunday afternoon.

The result? Well, the final score was 33-26 in favor of the Cardinals. There were eight touchdowns scored in the game, and the Murray-Hurts combination was responsible for every single one of them.

Kyler Murray completed 75 percent of his 36 pass attempts for 406 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. He also added 29 yards and another touchdown on the ground.

Jalen Hurts was equally impressive, despite losing. He had 401 total yards (338 rushing, 63 rushing) and four total touchdowns with no turnovers. The second-round pick was a play-making presence once again.

In other words, it was an impressive performance from both players. Murray’s final numbers were somewhat expected, but Hurts continues to exceed expectations. This was only the second career start for the rookie quarterback, and he’s been a pleasant surprise.

At this point, there is no reason for the Eagles to go back to former No. 2 overall pick Carson Wentz. Hurts has provided a much-needed spark to the Philadelphia offense, and limiting the turnovers has been more than beneficial.

The Eagles now drop to 4-9-1 with the loss, while the Cardinals have now climbed to 8-6 with two games remaining.

Now we get to go watch the other Oklahoma quarterback, Baker Mayfield, take on the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football.

Follow Clint Lamb on Twitter @ClintRLamb.

Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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  1. I know recruits are watching. Lincoln Riley is a QB whisperer…I think he’s a horrible play caller at times and think he’d be a great OC in the NFL at some point, but he needs to learn how to coach situationally. Pretty easy sales job when you’ve got the QBs in the NFL like OU has…imagine how good Rattler can be if he sticks around for his Junior year. Boomer!

    • Riley needs to learn how to keep leads and step on the opponents throat. Too often does OU have a 24 point lead only to hang on to it because Riley either gets conservative or outsmarts himself. Sooner!

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