Jhajuan Seales

Big plays for Oklahoma leading to Bedlam Beatdown in Stillwater

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Big plays have been the key to a big first half for No. 3 Oklahoma in Stillwater. A 59-yard kickoff return to the Oklahoma State four-yard line set up Oklahoma’s first touchdown of a wild first half, and running backs Samaje Perine (68 yards) and Joe Mixon (66 yards) have ripped off long touchdown runs against No. 11 Oklahoma State and the Sooners hold a 44-20 lead on their in-state rivals at halftime.

Oklahoma’s first three touchdown drives all needed four plays or fewer, but the Sooners also showed it could work a drive and finish it off with a score as well. The Sooners put together a 12-play drive spanning 80 yards, with Baker Mayfield capping things off with a five-yard touchdown pass to Dimitri Flowers. Mayfield connected earlier with Sterling Shepard. Oklahoma State’s lone touchdown of the half came on a J.W. Walsh touchdown pass to Jhajuan Seales from 26 yards out. Walsh got the start instead of an injured Mason Rudolph. Rudolph sprained his ankle, but he did enter the game late in the first half as the Cowboys attempted to spark the passing game. Walsh was 13-of-19 for 133 yards and a touchdown before Rudolph entered the game. It did not go so well, as Rudolph was picked off by Jordan Thomas, who returned the interception 32 yards for a touchdown, giving Oklahoma a commanding 35-10 lead.

Just how bad of a half was this for Oklahoma State? It turns out it was the worst first half in over a decade.

Whichever team wins this game will be awarded the Big 12 championship. That was made clear when Baylor was upset by TCU last night in soggy Fort Worth, Texas. For Oklahoma, a win also likely secures a spot in the College Football Playoff despite being off next week. Oklahoma State may need a few more bounces to go their way given the most recent standings, but it would certainly be within reach if the Cowboys can beattle back to grab the win. Stopping Oklahoma’s offense to makr that happen may not be easy though given how the firts half played out.

Okla. St. WR Jhajuan Seales arrested for drunk-driving

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For the second time in a little over a year, Jhajuan Seales has an alcohol-related issue with which to deal.

According to Kyle Fredrickson of the Oklahoman, was arrested over the weekend on driving under the influence and open container complaints. The school’s student newspaper confirmed the news as well.  No details of what led to the Sunday arrest were divulged by either source.

It’s unknown if OSU officials are aware of the development and what if any punitive measures the wide receiver may be facing. Based on his recent past, though, the school may have no choice but to do something bordering on substantial.

In October of last year, Seales and a Cowboys teammate, cornerback Juwan Offray, were arrested on complaints of public intoxication.  The two were found “asleep” in the drive-thru lane of a Stillwater Whataburger restaurant, with Seales’ foot on the brake of a vehicle that was running and in drive.

“Both males were totally asleep and oblivious to anything going on around them,” a police report at the time stated. “When Jhajuan opened the driver-side door, I was immediately overwhelmed with a very strong odor associated with an alcoholic beverage coming from the car.”

Because it wasn’t his first strike — what the first was hasn’t been detailed — Offray was dismissed from the program. Seales remained on the team, and is currently fifth on the undefeated Cowboys with 12 catches for 164 yards.