Baker Mayfield named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week

Another week, another honor for Baker Mayfield.

Oklahoma’s quarterback was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after leading the Sooners to a 42-35 victory against Kansas State. Mayfield recorded a season-high 479 yards of total offense, the third-highest output of his career. He was responsible for 4 total touchdowns, a pair each passing and rushing, as Oklahoma overcame a 21-10 halftime deficit to improve to 6-1.

Against the Wildcats, he also set season highs in completions (32), passing yards (410) and rushing yards (69).

This marks the third time this season Mayfield, a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate, was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week, tying him with Samaje Perine, Adrian Peterson and Quentin Griffin for the most such honors in a season in Oklahoma history. He has five total in his career, tied with Perine and Peterson for the second most in program history.

Mayfield has a chance to earn his fourth Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honor when the Sooners face Texas Tech in Norman, Okla. Last year against the Red Raiders, his former team, Mayfield threw for a career-high 545 passing yards with 7 touchdowns and no interceptions.

Unsurprisingly, Mayfield remains confident in the Sooners’ ability to make a run to the College Football Playoff. That confidence remains a key part of the senior’s successes.

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