The Oklahoma Sooners started slow on the road after a rain delay in Manhattan, Kansas. Putting up a mere ten first half points agains the Kansas State Wildcats, the offense exploded in the second half. Behind adjustments made at the break, Baker Mayfield and Rodney Anderson led the gang to a last minute win. However, it was the quarterback taking home the title of Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week.
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Visibly upset on the sideline for various reasons, Mayfield channeled the emotion into positive yards on the field. Throwing for a season-high 479 yards, the signal caller torched one of the better secondaries in the Big 12 Conference. The effort brings the senior to 2,347 total yards on the year.
With the yardage, Mayfield tacked on two scores through the air. However, it was the 69 yards on the ground and the two rushing touchdowns that may have been least expected. Reportedly, the quarterback did not practice with the team the week leading up to the game due to a shoulder injury. It allowed Kyler Murray to step into a few roles in specific situations last Saturday.
Accounting for four scores on the afternoon, Mayfield orchestrated a come from behind win which ultimately earned him a third PotW honor since September.