Everyone is laughing at OU's response to Baker Mayfield's "punishment"

Ross Houston
November 26, 2017

Baker Mayfield did not start for the Sooners on his final game in Memorial Stadium, but it did not take long for Oklahoma's offense to roll.

OU punctured all of its cushion with a silly loss to Iowa State, survived itself thereafter, and has emerged since as clearly the Big 12's best, clearly the favorite approaching TCU in this coming Saturday's Big 12 title game at Jerry's World in Arlington, Texas, and, yes, clearly as a team capable of playing for and winning a national championship. It's more of a relieving feeling from me knowing they're always going to have my back and it's OK for me to grow and learn and move on.

And after that, potentially the College Football Playoff.

The Mountaineers then attempted and recovered a surprise onside kick, but the play went under review and was then overturned as West Virginia touched the ball before it traveled 10 yards. If I'm progressing and becoming a better man in their eyes that's something I'm proud of.

West Virginia's first touch consumed almost half the first quarter, moving 64 yards in 13 plays before settling for a 28-yard Evan Staley field goal.

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Amidst loud cheers from Memorial Stadium, Baker Mayfield stepped on to the field for the Sooners' second drive of the game.

"This is going to be short and sweet", West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson said.

West Virginia (7-5) ends their season with successive losses. Oklahoma scored on the next play. He opened the game with a 66-yard rush, setting up Rodney Anderson to punch in a 4-yard score to put the Sooners on top for good.

After scoring on their second play from scrimmage to take a 7-0 lead the Sooners never looked back. That's 13.79 yards a play. Mayfield completed 14 of 17 passes for 281 yards and 3 touchdowns. Murray played the majority of the second half, hitting 2-of-2 passes for 52 yards and a touchdown while rushing three times for 80 yards.

Oklahoma tight end Mark Andrews broke the school record for career yards receiving by an Oklahoma tight end.

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