07 Oct

By

Oklahoma’s latest Heisman Trophy candidate is its leading rusher

Thanks in large part to his running ability, Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts has a chance to become the third transfer quarterback in as many years to win a Heisman Trophy while playing for the Sooners (photo courtesy of soonersports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas has faced Oklahoma quarterbacks the past two years who won the Heisman Trophy and were eventually the top picks in the NFL draft. But the No. 11 Longhorns may have an even tougher challenge Saturday when they square off against the sixth-ranked Sooners in the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.

That’s because 

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .