OU felt it was a tipping point in the 38-20 victory, the Sooners' first touchdown after losing leading receiver Dede Westbrook to a concussion. But it was the Sooners' ability to break big plays that prompted them to their second straight win in the rivalry series.
Rudolph barely played during Oklahoma's 58-23 win last season.
If the Cowboys would have been aggressive, pushed for a field goal, at least, it would seem to swing that momentum back.
Some naysayers may point to the amount of top playmakers he has to assist him (Westbrook, Mixon, Perine), but Mayfield was in top form Saturday. They keyed the scoring drive with a 26-yard run from Chris Carson.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Phillip Walker threw two touchdown passes, Temple's defense stuffed Navy's running game and the Owls claimed their first American Athletic Conference title with a 34-10 victory Saturday. Rudolph tossed a dime to James Washington for 44 yards to the Oklahoma 12. They were having trouble finding their rhythm early because of their running game, which was nearly nonexistent for the first few weeks, which resulted in losses against CMU and Baylor.
Oklahoma went 3 & out on their next drive, setting up the Cowboys at midfield. All that's left is the bowl games, but first, let's see how the final week. The biggest problem: 186 of those came in the first half. The Cowboys struck again on their next drive and regained the lead 17-10.
However, Oklahoma's 2-minute offense was very effective, as they drove 76 yards in 61 seconds, the drive centered on a 42-yard bomb from Mayfield to Jeffrey Mead.
"Just really proud of this group". He ran four more times, eventually driving into the end zone from one-yard out on 3rd & Goal. I could still feel it during the game.
MAYFIELD TO NY? Mayfield, who leads the nation in passing efficiency, could make a serious statement to Heisman voters with a strong performance.
Junior Samaje Perine said the tough non-conference schedule helped OU in the long run.
The Sooners scored on its first two possessions of the second half to take a 31-17 lead.
Texas isn't done with Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield yet.
They combined for 267 yards and four touchdowns in Bedlam past year and are primed for a repeat against a Cowboy defense that hasn't shown enough improvement in this phase. "They're playmakers. So just get it in their hands and they'll do the rest". Oklahoma State is set to take on Colorado in the Alamo Bowl. To understand others we must take a walk in their shoes to know what they are going through... this is what it means to be a teammate. Grogan missed a 38-yarder with 9:49 left in the game that could have cut the lead to eight.
On the next play, Joe Mixon broke off a 79-yard touchdown run, putting a comeback out of reach and ending the Cowboys' hopes of a Big 12 title.
It's hard to not be entirely mystified by the body of work; not Mayfield's, but the one belonging to the entire team. Perine picked up a few yards at a time, meticulously picking his way down the field, draining the clock.
Perine finished the game with 239 yards and a touchdown on 37 carries. He still had four receptions for 111 yards before leaving the game.
The star Oklahoma receiver had no problems getting open and making big plays for the Sooners. Walker was 16 for 25 for 199 yards. He is averaging 150 yards receiving during conference play. And finally, this game has shown me to how to accept outcomes both positive and negative and has shown me how to stand up and be a man.
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