Touchdowns and highlights: Oklahoma Sooners 49-31 Houston Cougars, 2019 College Football
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11:14 PM3 years ago
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11:13 PM3 years ago

49-31 Oklahoma Final

A strong season-opener on this Labor Day weekend Sunday night from the number four Oklahoma Sooners sees them defeat the Houston Cougars and move to 1-0, showing another strong offense and a new-look, resilient defense. 


It's a successful debut for National Championship-winning  Alabama transfer quarterback Jalen Hurts on this opening weekend in Norman. 

11:09 PM3 years ago

49-31 Oklahoma

The Sooners extend their lead tonight in Norman with less than two minutes remaining as running back Rhamondre Stevenson goes 21 yards for a rushing touchdown to put the game to rest.
11:03 PM3 years ago

42-31 Oklahoma

Houston's hopes of a last-minute comeback continue as Cougars quarterback D'Eriq King runs in five yards for another touchdown. 
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42-24 Oklahoma

Gutsy stuff from Dana Holgorsen and Houston, going for it on fourth down in the red-zone and being rewarded with a four-yard touchdown pass from D'Eriq King to Marquez Stevenson to close the deficit with Oklahoma. 
10:17 PM3 years ago

42-17 Oklahoma

Oklahoma answers Houston as Jalen Hurts takes it and scores once again on a one-yard touchdown run to extends the Sooners' lead.
10:05 PM3 years ago

35-17 Oklahoma

Is a Cougars comeback happening for Houston? A poor defensive penalty from Oklahoma extends the Cougars' drive and allows Mulbah Car to cash in on the endzone with a seven-yard run for a touchdown for Houston.
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35-10 Oklahoma

Hurts hurdles into the endzone on a three-yard rushing touchdown to put the Sooners up another score and extend Oklahoma's lead.
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28-10 Oklahoma

Big third down conversion taken to the house from Oklahoma, with Jalen Hurts going 56 yards through the air to Charleston Rambo for a Sooners score.
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The first half of football comes to an end here in Norman, with Oklahoma leading Houston 21-10. 


The Sooners will receive the ball first in the second half. 

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21-10 Oklahoma

The Cougars continue making progress but get stalled in the red-zone, settling for a 34-yard Dalton Witherspoon to close the gap to 11 points.
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21-7 Oklahoma

Houston gets on the board with a much needed touchdown from D'Eriq King 23 yards through the air to Kyle Porter to shrink the deficit for the Cougars.
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21-0 Oklahoma

Busted coverage for Houston costs the Cougars as the Sooners strike again with Jalen Hurts passing a 45-yard touchdown to star receiver CeeDee Lamb.
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14-0 Oklahoma

It's a first touchdown for transfer Jalen Hurts as a Sooner, running it in one yard to the goal line to extend Oklahoma's lead.
8:03 PM3 years ago

7-0 Oklahoma

The Sooners strike early with a 14-yard touchdown pass from Jalen Hurts to Jeremiah Hall to get on the board first and go up on Houston! 
7:42 PM3 years ago
And the opening kick is off and underway! Houston won the toss and elected to receive. The Cougars will get the ball first, Oklahoma will receive to start the second half. 
7:33 PM3 years ago
Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium is sold-out in a white-out in Norman!
7:29 PM3 years ago
Oklahoma and Houston have walked out onto the field and the pre-game coin flip is coming up soon.
7:28 PM3 years ago
We are live from Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium for the season opener between the number four Oklahoma Sooners and the Houston Cougars.
5:34 PM3 years ago
Pre-game warmups are underway on the field. 
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Check back here before game time for pre-game updates, news and notes, warm ups, and more live from Norman.
5:33 PM3 years ago
Do not miss a detail of the game with the live updates and commentaries of VAVEL. Follow along with us all the details, commentaries, analysis and lineups for this Oklahoma vs. Houston game.
5:32 PM3 years ago
Opening weekend of the 2019 college football season concludes with a Monday night Labor Day week one duel between the ninth-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals in Louisville, Kentucky. 
5:31 PM3 years ago

Houston: Team news

Houston will look to adopt the Dana Holgorsen offense to quarterback D'Eriq King in 2019, hoping to enjoy the same success Holgorsen had in 2018 with Will Grier and the West Virginia Mountaineers. It will be a sharp contrast to the offense ran by the previous Cougars coach Major Applewhite, but a test to see how King will fit into this new system under Holgorsen. 
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Oklahoma: Team news

It's a new look for Oklahoma in 2019, with the Sooners hoping to finally fix the woe that has assailed them throughout their previous national championship hunts, the defense. Head coach Lincoln Riley brings in highly-heralded new defensive coordinator Alex Grinch to take over for Mark Stoops from last year and an improved OU defense could be the difference between another Big 12 title and another College Football Playoff birth in 2019.

The high-octane Oklahoma offense also returns many key play-makers, with Hurts having star wide receivers CeeDee Lamb and Grant Calcaterra as deep threats as well as running back Trey Sermon to go to. 

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Oklahoma and Houston face off in a rematch of their 2016 kickoff game in Houston where the Cougars upset then third-ranked OU at NRG Stadium in Texas.

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What to expect today?

Opening weekend of the 2019 college football season continues today with a Sunday showdown on Labor Day Weekend between the Houston Cougars out of the American Conference and the fourth-ranked Oklahoma Sooners from the Big 12 at home for a big week one game in Norman. 


Week one of the new year of college football sees the debut of new Sooners quarterback Jalen Hurts, a National Championship-winning QB transfer from Alabama. Hurts will look to continue Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley's offensive pedigree after two straight seasons with Oklahoma quarterbacks winning the Heisman Trophy in Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray. 


Houston is playing their first game under new head coach Dana Holgorsen after he left the Power Five and West Virginia to take over the Cougars.

5:14 PM3 years ago

How to watch Oklahoma vs. Houston Live TV and Stream

If you want to watch the game on TV, your options are: ABC to broadcast.

If you want to directly stream it: WatchESPN.

If you want to watch in on internet, VAVEL USA is your best option!

5:13 PM3 years ago

Kick-off time

The Oklahoma vs. Houston game will be played at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. The kick-off is scheduled at 7:30 PM ET.
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Welcome to’s LIVE coverage of the 2019 college football season: Oklahoma Sooners vs. Houston Cougars! 


My name is Thomas Cluck and I’ll be your host for this game. We will provide you with pre-game analysis, roster updates, and news as it happens live here on VAVEL.