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Oklahoma football: Four Sooners named to mid-season All-America team

Oklahoma football: Four Sooners named to mid-season All-America team

The Associated Press released its mid-season All-America team on Tuesday, and four Sooners made the cut — including three on the first team. Quarterback Baker Mayfield, offensive lineman Orlando Brown and linebacker Ogbonnia Okoronkwo each made the first team. Tight end Mark Andrews received a second-team honor. Mayfield has again been the country's most efficient passer by a wide margin. After breaking the NCAA single-season record as a junior with a mark of 196.4, Mayfield has posted a new high-water mark of 207.3. He has 1,937 yards and 17 touchdowns to just one interception so far...
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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Midseason All-Americans, Baker Mayfield’s Heisman chances, and more!

Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Midseason All-Americans, Baker Mayfield’s Heisman chances, and more!

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield will have plenty of opportunities to impress voters. Happy Tuesday! It’s a great week in Norman, Oklahoma. We’re keeping the golden hat here where it belongs, teams are playing NBA basketball this evening, and it finally doesn’t feel like you’re standing in a mouth when you step outside. Not to mention, it’s Spooky Season! Personally, I feel great. Let’s check out some links. OU Links: Four Oklahoma Sooners — Mark Andrews, Baker Mayfield, Orlando Brown and Ogbonnia Okoronkwo — have been named Midseason All-Americans by USA Today. I’m...
Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Baker Mayfield has the last laugh against Texas

Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Baker Mayfield has the last laugh against Texas

Also, ADRIAN PETERSON IS BAAAAAAAACK! Having a rough Monday? Well, it’s obviously better than you last Monday, so cheer up! The Oklahoma Sooners were able to defeat Texas on Saturday despite the best efforts of the Big 12 officiating crew, who seemed to only be concerned for the safety of one team. And despite obvious holds on pretty much every passing down, Oklahoma’s defense got the job done by playing with a fire that we haven’t seen since Columbus. Perhaps the most satisfying moment of the day came when Baker Mayfield trotted of the field one final time wearing the Golden...
Oklahoman Oct 15, 2017
Will Texas freshman quarterback Sam Ehlinger have staying power?

Will Texas freshman quarterback Sam Ehlinger have staying power?

By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.comOklahoma beat Texas on Saturday in part because they had a big edge at quarterback. Baker Mayfield over Sam Ehlinger.Read more on NewsOK.com
Oklahoman Oct 14, 2017
OU football: Moments that mattered in Oklahoma's 29-24 win over Texas

OU football: Moments that mattered in Oklahoma's 29-24 win over Texas

By Ryan Aber Staff Writer raber@oklahoman.comAndrews' game-winner When Mark Andrews caught Baker Mayfield's pass at about the Texas 30 with less than seven minutes to go in the game, Andrews knew he was about to score. “It was something that we had called from up top and said it was going to work from their coverage and sure enough, run the route, it was pretty open and Baker (Mayfield) threw a great ball,” Andrews said. The Sooners failed to get points on four of their last five drives by dialing up the play to Andrews gave them just enough room to escape the Cotton Bowl with the...

No. 12 Oklahoma plants its flag in the middle of the Cotton Bowl after win vs Texas

No. 12 Oklahoma did it again. Not only did it defeat Texas for the sixth time in its last eight meetings, but postgame it planted its flag in the middle of the field. (It's become a tradition at the Red River Showdown for Oklahoma to plant its flag if it wins.)Oklahoma's Ogbonnia Okoronkwo got the honors Saturday, after Oklahoma's 29-24 win over Texas.While planting the team's flag after the Red River Showdown is a tradition, Oklahoma's flag-planting antics were thrown into the spotlight earlier this season.Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield planted the flag in the middle of Ohio State's...

The Sooners kept the Big 12's CFP hopes alive by defeating Longhorns in epic fashion

In case you were wondering, Oklahoma planted the flag Saturday at midfield of the Cotton Bowl, a tradition carried over to other venues lately. Unlike Columbus, Ohio, where Baker Mayfield did the honors, the flag actually stuck. Time will tell if the Sooners' playoff hopes follow suit.Got a little dicey at times on the hottest Texas-OU day since 1991, but they managed to pull it out, 29-24, before 93,552, preserving the Big 12's College Football Playoff aspirations at least another week.And in epic style, too."We swung," Oklahoma defensive end Ogbonnia Okoronkwo said, "until the last very...
Oklahoman Oct 14, 2017
OU football: Baker Mayfield turns contemplative after victory over Texas

OU football: Baker Mayfield turns contemplative after victory over Texas

By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com  DALLAS — Baker Mayfield walked slowly on the Cotton Bowl's worn grass. The only sign of success, the only trace that this spectacle like no other had gone Mayfield's way, was his fist pumping. There would be no Mayfield flag planting on this day.Read more on NewsOK.com
Big plays thwart Texas' chances of upsetting Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl

Big plays thwart Texas' chances of upsetting Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl

DALLAS — Malik Jefferson had a clear shot at Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield. The junior linebacker exploded through the a-gap untouched on a first-down pass play in the second quarter of Saturday’s Red River Rivalry matchup.But Jefferson couldn’t bring the quarterback down. He whiffed on the tackle, allowing Mayfield to scramble for 16 yards and a Sooners first down.The play defined the Longhorns’ defensive effort in their 29-24 loss to Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl. The burnt orange came close to making the necessary stops to beat the Big 12’s No. 2 scoring offense, but gave...

Ex-Texas recruit makes first start for Oklahoma; Malik Jefferson ties career high tackle mark

On its last-ditch drive in a 29-24 loss to Oklahoma, Texas had two apparent completions to Lil'Jordan Humphrey overturned on replay review. On one, he was ruled not to have possession before going out of bounds. On the other, replay showed Humphrey stepped out of bounds and then returned before the catch. On its final play, Texas attempted three laterals after a completion to Chris Warren III but got no further than its 48. -- Baker Mayfield's 54-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Badet in the first quarter and 59-yarder to Mark Andrews gave him five 50-yard plus completions against Texas in his...
Oklahoman Oct 14, 2017

OU football: No. 12 Sooners hold off Texas 29-24 in hard-fought game

By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports WriterDALLAS — Baker Mayfield threw 59 yards to Mark Andrews for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter after Oklahoma had blown a 20-point lead, and the 12th-ranked Sooners held on to beat Texas 29-24 on Saturday. Mayfield's second TD throw of more than 50 yards came 68 seconds after freshman quarterback Sam Ehlinger ran 8 yards to give the Longhorns their first lead after trailing 20-0 in the second quarter. The win kept the College Football Playoff hopes alive for the Sooners (5-1, 2-1 Big 12) a week after a stunning home loss to Iowa State when they...
Oklahoma 29, Texas 24: The expanded boxscore

Oklahoma 29, Texas 24: The expanded boxscore

A look back at how it all happened Saturday: First quarter Oklahoma 10, Texas 0. The Sooners scored on their first two possessions and were at Texas’ 17 to end the quarter. Baker Mayfield was 8 of 9 for 179 yards; Sam Ehlinger, starting for the second straight week, was 1 of 5 for 15 […] The post Oklahoma 29, Texas 24: The expanded boxscore appeared first on Hook Em.
Oklahoma Sooners Football: OU staves off Texas 29-24

Oklahoma Sooners Football: OU staves off Texas 29-24

Lincoln Riley is officially undefeated in the Red River Shootout It wasn’t pretty, but it was a win. The Oklahoma Sooners survived an upset scare from the Texas Longhorns 29-24 and brought home the Golden Hat for the second consecutive year. Baker Mayfield’s 59 yard touchdown pass to Mark Andrews gave the Sooners the lead for good with just under seven minutes remaining in the game. Mayfield was stellar as always, going 17/27 for 302 yards and two touchdowns. Andrews finished as the Sooners’ leading receiver with four catches for 104 yards and a touchdown. Trey Sermon got it done on...
News & Observer Oct 14, 2017

No. 12 Oklahoma tops Texas 29-24 after blowing 20-point lead

Baker Mayfield threw 59 yards to Mark Andrews for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter after Oklahoma had blown a 20-point lead, and the 12th-ranked Sooners held on to …

5 takeaways from Oklahoma's narrow 29-24 win over Texas at the Red River Showdown

DALLAS — No. 12 Oklahoma squeaked out a 29-24 victory over unranked Texas on Saturday, using a good day from Baker Mayfield and a great day from kicker Austin Seibert to oust their rivals. Here's five takeaways from the Sooners' win over the Longhorns:It’s officially a trendOklahoma has gotten off to fast starts in all three of its conference games but, all three times, the Sooners have squandered their good positioning. After taking a 20-0 lead against the Longhorns, Oklahoma failed to put Texas away. Tom Herman’s squad battled back with a 10-0 run to end the half, and then...

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