By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
In this story, we’ll look back on the 2019 Oklahoma Sooners football team in their Season In Review. The Sooners ended their season with a 12-2 record under Lincoln Riley.
The Sooners had their season come to the end in the College Football Playoff Semifinal game. They were defeated by the LSU Tigers, 63-28, in the Peach Bowl in late December at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
For the third straight year, the Sooners had a Heisman Trophy finalist. However, this time around, their finalist did not win the prestigious award in New York City.
Jalen Hurts led the Sooners, as the team’s starting quarterback. He went 237 of 340 for 3,851 yards. He also threw 32 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
Tanner Mordecai, Spencer Rattler, and Nick Basquine also completed at least one pass last season.
Hurts led the team in rushing with 233 carries for 1,298 yards with 20 additional touchdowns. Kennedy Brooks was the other Sooners back to surpass 1,000 yards, as he had 155 carries for 1,011 yards and six touchdowns.
Rhamondre Stevenson also had a significant impact in the running game, as he had 64 carries for 515 yards and six touchdowns.
CeeDee Lamb led the team with 62 receptions for 1,427 yards and 14 touchdowns. Lamb had nearly 600 more yards than the second-place player Charleston Rambo, who finished with 743 yards.
Rambo had 43 receptions for the 743 yards and five touchdowns. All the other Sooners receivers had 330 yards or less.
Kenneth Murray led the Sooners defense with 102 tackles. He also had a team-high 17.0 tackles for a loss.
Jalen Redmond led the team with 6.5 sacks. Parnell Motley also led the team with five forced fumbles.
Motley, Brendan Radley-Hiles, Patrick Fields, and DeShaun White led the team with one fumble recovery each. Motley led the team with 13 pass deflections.
Tre Brown led the team with 23 kickoff returns for 411 yards. T.J. Pledger, Rambo, and Brayden Willis also returned one kickoff each.
Lamb led the team with 24 punt returns for 179 yards. Willis and Drake Stoops also had one punt return each.
Reeves Mundschau had 38 punts on the season for 1,612 yards. He averaged 42.4 punts per game.
Gabe Brkic was 17 of 17 in field goal attempts. He also was perfect in extra points, as he went 52 of 52 for 103 points on the season.
Calum Sutherland was 2 of 4 in field goal attempts. He also was a perfect 23 of 23 in extra point attempts.
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