The Kansas Jayhawks poked the hornet’s nest and then suffered the stinging results. A refusal to shake hands with Baker Mayfield at the coin toss. A clear cheap-shot hit in the second quarter and constant trash talking finally stirred Mayfield to release the inner beast. While much should be, and will be, said about Mayfield’s crude sideline gestures the reality is that the constant prodding by Kansas stoked the flames of the competitive fire that burns within the Heisman favorite.
Mayfield threw for 257 yards and three touchdowns on a day where the wind was more of a hindrance than the noise making Kansas defense. His first touchdown pass came on a play that will make highlight reels across the nation this week. Appearing to be trapped for a loss, Mayfield extended the play and play and found Rodney Anderson for the score. The play broke a Big 12 record by marking the 37th consecutive game in which he threw a touchdown.
Rodney Anderson produced 77 rushing yards, against a strong Kansas defensive front, and Trey Sermon added another 30 yards and a score on five carries. In all, the Sooners racked up 23 first downs and 469 total offensive yards.
Saturday’s game was the final true road trip for Mayfield for his Oklahoma career. The senior from Austin, Texas finishes his career with a perfect 14-0 record in true road games.