Five Takeaways From the Oklahoma Football Victory over Kansas State

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Oct 17, 2015; Manhattan, KS, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) is chased by Kansas State Wildcats defensive end Jordan Willis (75) early in a game at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Baker Mayfield Shines Again

After a near perfect performance (20 for 27 for 282 yards and five TDs for an eye-popping 222.9 quarterback rating), there should be no doubt that Baker Mayfield will be on the short list of candidates for post-season honors. After six games, Mayfield has thrown for 19 TDs, 1,875 yards and has had only three passes intercepted.

If Mayfield is able to sustain this kind of performance, this extrapolates to a 38-TD, 3,700-yard season. Mayfield was accurate, poised in the pocket, and got rid of the ball quickly, as offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley’s Air Raid attack hummed in Manhattan all afternoon. And, Mayfield’s stats are only through three quarters, since he was pulled early in the fourth as Oklahoma widened its advantage to a 48-0 lead.

There aren’t many more superlatives that can be said about this performance: Mayfield was darn near perfect in this game. And it is exactly this kind of output that will be needed if Oklahoma hopes to keep up with the other high-powered Big 12 offenses and challenge for a conference title.

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