Brock Purdy and Jalen Hurts will be the starting quarterbacks for the NFC Championship Game. It won’t be the first time they’ve faced off.
Purdy’s team at Iowa State and Hurts’ game at Oklahoma played in one of the most exciting games of the 2019 college football season. The Hurts Sooners were a Top 10 team playing at home and heavily favored, and they took a 35-14 halftime lead, with Hurts throwing three touchdown passes and running for two more touchdowns in the first half.
But Purdy had five passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown, and he took over in the fourth quarter, with Iowa State scoring three touchdowns, the third cutting the Sooners’ lead to 42-41 with 24 seconds left. . Iowa State went for two after that touchdown, Purdy’s pass in the end zone was intercepted, and Oklahoma survived with the 42-41 victory.
We can only hope for an equally exciting game from Purdy and Hurts on Sunday.