Mayfield, Oklahoma top Oklahoma St. 38-20 to win Big 12

Oklahoma State (500.2) 18. After an ugly first four drives that featured four punts, both teams adjusted to the conditions to find some offensive rhythm.

Mayfield made the announcement after he passed for 288 yards and three touchdowns to lead the seventh-ranked Sooners to a 38-20 win over No. 11 Oklahoma State on Saturday.

The Sooners now sit at 9-2 on the season while posting a ideal 8-0 record in Big 12 play thus far.

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) is pressured by Ohio State defensive end Jalyn Holmes (11) during an NCAA college football game between Ohio State and Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. "We were a little bit beat up at this time last season". "I'll take all the responsibility for the lack of production, especially in the second half".

The Cowboys believe themselves to be a far better team than they were a year ago when they lost at home to Oklahoma 58-23. OU's tailback tandem of Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine also is terrific. After falling behind in the first half, Mayfield led a surge in the second half to keep the Cowboys an arm's length away.

We all expected Wisconsin and Penn State to meet in the Big 10 Championship game, right? Defending national champion Alabama and Ohio State, which won first CFP title two seasons ago, are 1-2 and seem nearly certain locks for the field.

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Mayfield performed well throughout, despite finishing the game without Biletnikoff Award finalist Dede Westbrook.

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You look at it, I think we have 12 seniors, four of which are starting for us, or five, excuse me, if you count special teams. Instead of launching into " Michigan State , Michigan State, Michigan State ", he refreshingly addressed the issue.

After a four-catch, 111-yard start, Westbrook was finished for the day. No one expected much of the Cowboys, which was why their come-from-behind win in overtime over the Sooners was so shocking. Mason Rudolph and Baker Mayfield have air it out this season throwing well over 3,000 yards and 25+ touchdowns.

Westbrook did not return, and after Oklahoma's victory coach Bob Stoops would not say how severe the injury was. "We were able to rush the ball. I think the biggest factor is we're healthy and we're in a position to practice at the pace that we need to practice in order to play at a high level".

Everyone's focused on the playoffs, but Oklahoma isn't a team that anyone wants to play.

"We weren't as effective throwing the ball today as what we would have liked to have been". Here are three thoughts on an entertaining, if occasionally sloppy, game in Norman.

Sure, we've had meaningful Saturdays.

Going over the middle attempting to make a catch, Westbrook took a hard hit from Oklahoma State free safety Jordan Sterns and remained motionless on the ground for several moments.

But the most valuable player in the Big 12 might be Rudolph. "Watching film from past year, really going back and studying, seeing what they did right and what we did wrong". Bowl projections show that the Cowboys will travel to San Antonio to play in the Alamo Bowl against a Pac-12 school, probably USC or Colorado.

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