College Football 2019: Where to Watch Houston vs. Oklahoma, TV Channel, Live Stream, Odds

The post-Kyler Murray era begins on Sunday for Oklahoma, when the Sooners host the Houston Cougars in their season opener.

Murray was the Sooners second consecutive Heisman Trophy winner, following Baker Mayfield, and became the second consecutive Oklahoma quarterback to be selected as the first overall pick of the NFL draft.

The task of replacing Murray falls to Jalen Hurts, who swapped Alabama for Oklahoma in the offseason.

In his two seasons as a starter with the Crimson Tide, Hurts averaged 2,430 passing yards and 20 touchdown passes, with a 61.7 percent completion rate.

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The Texas native is a completely different player to Murray and it will be intriguing to see how he will fit in the Sooners' offense, which last year averaged the highest total yardage per game and the most points per game, with 570.4 and 48.4 respectively.

Oklahoma's receiving corp has lost Hollywood Brown but retained CeeDee Lamb, who was the team's top receiver last season with 65 catches. Kennedy Brooks and Trey Sermon will again be in charge of the running game, after piling up a combined 1,996 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns last season.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Sooners have nine starters returning, including Kenneth Murray, who led the team in tackles with 155 last season.

The main coup for the Sooners, however, has been retaining Lincoln Riley.

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The 35-year-old has led Oklahoma to the College Football Playoffs in his first two seasons in charge, losing to Georgia in 2017 and to Alabama last year.

Last season, the Sooners went 12-2 including 8-1 against Big 12 Conference opponents and won the Big 12 Championship Game against Texas.

Along with Ohio State and Georgia, Oklahoma, which goes into the season as the No. 4 ranked team in both major polls—The Associated Press and USA Today—is one of the pretenders aiming to break the Clemson-Alabama duopoly.

It is not a straightforward task by any means, but there are legitimate reasons for optimism in Oklahoma.

The Cougars, meanwhile, arrive into the season still smarting from missing out on a spot in the conference championship game due to a tiebreaker loss against Memphis.

Houston went 8-5, including a 5-3 record against AAC opponents, and finished as AAC West co-champion, but was humbled by 70-14 by Army in the Armed Forces Bowl.

Former West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen replaced Major Applewhite, who was fired at the end of last season, and he will hope to have D'Eriq King back to full fitness.

The quarterback threw for 2,982 yards and 36 touchdowns with a 63.5 percent completion rate, while rushing for 674 yards and 14 scores last season, before suffering a non-contact knee injury.

The Cougars have a very experienced receiving corp, with Marquez Stevenson—the team's leading receiver last season with 75 catches for 1,019 yards—and Keith Corbin both returning for another season.

Here's everything you should know ahead of Sunday.

Kennedy Brooks, Oklahoma Sooners
Kennedy Brooks #26 of the Oklahoma Sooners runs with the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. Michael Reaves/Getty

When and where is the game?

The Oklahoma Sooners host the Houston Cougars at the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma, on Sunday, September 1.

Kick-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. local time (7:30 p.m. ET)

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast nationally by ABC.

Live stream

A live stream will be available via ABC's digital platforms, as well as via fuboTV.

Series record

Oklahoma and Houston have met just three times, with the Sooners winning twice and the Cougars registering a solitary victory. Houston, however, won the most recent meeting, defeating Oklahoma on home turf in 2016.


According to William Hill, the Sooners are a 23.5-point favorite and are 91/100 to win and cover the spread, while the Cougars are 10/1 underdogs. The over/under bar in terms of points scored is set at 80.

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