Jake Retzlaff Runs For Touchdown, Cougars Keep Pace With Sooners
Nov 18, 2023, 12:47 PM
Jake Retzlaff runs for score during OU-BYU game
The Cougars hosted the Sooners at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah on Saturday, November 18.
With 1:19 left to play in the third quarter, Retzlaff ran the ball on a QB keeper and took it 10 yards into the end zone for his first rushing career as a Cougar.
The rush helped BYU tie the game at 24-24.
BEAST MODE @jretz11 😤
— BYU FOOTBALL (@BYUfootball) November 18, 2023
The score capped an eight-play, 75-yard drive that took 4:36.
After the touchdown, Retzlaff was 13/24 passing for 174 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. He also had 12 carries for 41 yards and a touchdown.
Retzlaff entered the game having thrown for 314 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions this season.
— KSL Sports (@kslsports) November 18, 2023
Oklahoma vs. BYU
BYU entered the matchup on a three-game losing streak after getting blown out by No. 7 Texas, West Virginia, and Iowa State. The Cougars currently own a 5-5 record, including 2-5 in Big 12 Conference games.
Oklahoma arrived in Provo with an 8-2 record. The Sooners are coming off a blowout win over West Virginia. Oklahoma beat West Virginia to end a two-game skid. Prior to losses against Kansas and No. 22 Oklahoma State, Oklahoma had opened the season with a 7-0 start.
The Cougars and Sooners played two times prior to the 2023 contest. BYU owned a 2-0 lead in the series.
Oklahoma and BYU first played in 1994 when the Cougars beat the Sooners in the Copper Bowl in Tucson, Arizona. BYU defeated Oklahoma, 31-6.
The Cougars and Sooners last played in 2009 when BYU beat Oklahoma, 14-13, at AT&T Stadium, home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.
Kyle Ireland is a Sports Producer and Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com. He’s also co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on X/Twitter (@kyleireland), Instagram (@kyleirelandksl), and Threads (@kyleirelandksl).
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