Twitter kills Oklahoma for repeatedly using Baker Mayfield as receiver in wildcat

Oklahoma took the ball out of Baker Mayfield’s hands in a few critical situations in the first half against Kansas State on Saturday, and no one could figure out why.

Facing third-and-1 late in the second quarter, Oklahoma split Mayfield out wide as a receiver in the wildcat and snapped the ball directly to the running back. The play got stopped short of the line to gain. The Sooners did the same thing on fourth down, and they got stuffed again.

Oklahoma put in backup quarterback Kyler Murray for a couple plays in the red zone later in the quarter. And facing third-and-goal on their last drive of the half, Oklahoma went to the wildcat again. Fullback Dimitri Flowers was stopped short once again.

The play-calling drew criticism from fans and media alike as the half drew to a close.

Mayfield is arguably the best quarterback in college football. Using the wildcat once as a change of pace is fine, but repeatedly making Mayfield a non-factor on key plays while trailing on the road is just bizarre.

Some people speculated that Mayfield might be hurt. He went down with an injury in the second half of the Texas game last week.

However, DieHards’ John Shinn said no members of the team medical staff were attending to Mayfield on the sideline. On his way to the locker room, Lincoln Riley told the FOX broadcast team that Mayfield was “fine.”

If that’s the case, it creates even more questions about Riley’s game plan.

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