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2018 Oklahoma Sooners Football Season In Review

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

In this story, we’ll look back on the 2018 Oklahoma Sooners football team. They finished their season with a 12-2 record.

The Sooners made it to the Final Four teams in the College Football Playoff. However, they were eliminated by the Alabama Crimson Tide, 45-34, in the Orange Bowl.

Former Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray looks to make a pass against the UCLA Bruins
Kyler Murray looks to make a pass against the UCLA Bruins (Getty Images)

With the win, the Tide advanced to the College Football Playoff National Championship. However, they were defeated by the Clemson Tigers in the final game of the season.

Oklahoma averaged 48.4 points per game. That was first out of all 130 FBs teams.

Kyler Murray went 260 of 377 for 4,361 yards. He also threw 42 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Murray’s season was good enough to earn him the Heisman Trophy in December. It was Oklahoma’s second straight Heisman Trophy winner, as Baker Mayfield won in 2017.

Austin Kendall also went 12 of 17 for 122 yards. He also threw one touchdown.

Tanner Mordecai went 2 of 4 for 37 yards. CeeDee Lamb and Nick Basquine also attempted a pass.

Kennedy Brooks led the team with 119 carries for 1,056 yards. He also had 12 touchdowns.

Murray also had 140 carries for 1,001 yards. Like Brooks, he also had 12 rushing touchdowns.

Trey Sermon also had a significant contribution, as he had 164 carries for 947 yards. He also had a team-best 13 rushing touchdowns.

Marquise Brown led the team with 75 receptions for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns. Lamb also had 65 receptions for 1,158 yards and 11 touchdowns. Lee Morris had 21 receptions for 457 yards and eight touchdowns.

Grant Calcaterra had 26 receptions for 396 yards and six touchdowns. Carson Meier also had a significant contribution, as he had 19 receptions for 327 yards and four touchdowns.

Their defense allowed 33.3 points per game. This was in the bottom half, as it was 101st out of 130 teams.

Kenneth Murray led the team with 155 tackles, including 12.5 tackles for a loss. He also had 4.5 sacks, one fumble recovery, and two pass deflections.

Murray led the team with his 12.5 tackles for a loss. Curtis Bolton also had 12.0 tackles for a loss.

Ronnie Perkins led the team with 5.0 sacks. Murray and Bolton both had 4.5 sacks each. These three were the only players, who had more than 3.0 sacks.

Neville Gallimore and Caleb Kelly led the team each with two forced fumbles. The Sooners had seven forced fumbles overall.

Bolton led the team with two fumble recoveries. Oklahoma had five fumble recoveries, as Kelly, Murray, and Jordan Parker also had one each.

Parnell Motley had three interceptions. The Sooners had six overall, as Kenneth Mann, Robert Barnes, and Tre Norwood also had an interception each.

Brown led the team with 12 pass deflections. Motley also had 11 pass deflections.

Oklahoma Sooners linebacker Kenneth Murray attempts to tackle Josh Jacobs against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff Semifinal At The Capital One Orange Bowl
Kenneth Murray attempts to tackle Josh Jacobs against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff Semifinal At The Capital One Orange Bowl (Getty Images)

Austin Seibert had 31 points for 1,267 yards. He averaged 40.9 yards per punt.

In addition, he also went 17 of 19 in field goal attempts. And he went 87 out of 88 in extra points.

Gabe Brkic also made an extra point attempt.

Lamb had 17 punt returns for 218 yards. Lee Morris and Brayden Willis had a punt return each.

Brown had 30 kickoff returns for 710 yards and Brendan Radley-Hiles had three kickoff returns, while T.J. Pledger had two. Marcelias Sutton and Jon-Michael Terry had one kickoff return each.  

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