Oklahoma-Baylor: Notable numbers from Waco wobble

WACO, TX - SEPTEMBER 23: Mark Andrews
WACO, TX - SEPTEMBER 23: Mark Andrews /

The Oklahoma-Baylor game on Saturday was considered such a mismatch by the college football experts that the only picks the ESPN “College GameDay” crew were offering on the game was by how many points the Sooners would win.

Oklahoma did win the game, but not by anywhere near what the experts thought. The Sooners eight-point victory margin over the winless Baylor Bears was their lowest in four games that also includes a 15-point win over then No. 2-ranked Ohio State.

Here are a baker’s dozen of notable numbers that came out of the Baylor game, including a few from Oklahoma’s head baker, Baker Mayfield, whose numbers keep rising:

0 — Baker Mayfield has attempted 152 passes and thrown 18 touchdown passes since his last interception, which came against West Virginia last season.

1 Caleb Kelly’s fumble recovery off of Baylor quarterback Zach Smith in the closing seconds of the game on Saturday was the first of Kelly’s collegiate career.

4 — Oklahoma is starting the 2017 season 4-0 for the fourth time in the last five season.

11 — Consecutive wins in true road games without a loss by Baker Mayfield since he became the OU starting quarterback.

14 — Consecutive wins by Oklahoma, the longest active streak in the country and the seventh largest in school history.

17 — Consecutive games in which Baker Mayfield has thrown at least two touchdown passes. That matches Sam Bradford’s Big 12 record for games with multiple TD passes.

17 — Oklahoma has won 17 straight games against Big 12 opponents. That is the third longest in Big 12 history (Kansas State with 21 from 1997-99 and Texas 20 from 2004-06).

66 — The Sooners are 66-11-2 all-time as the Associated Press No. 3 team. They are 26-5 on the road as the No. 3 team in the AP Top 25.

70 — Graduate transfer Jeff Badet ran back the opening kickoff 70 yards for the longest of his career (which began at the University of Kentucky).

92 — The temperature in Waco at the kickoff on Saturday. That is the warmest it has been for an Oklahoma football game since the 2014 season opener at OU against Louisiana Tech (93 degrees).

99 — The 99-yard touchdown run by Abdul Adams in the first quarter was the longest from scrimmage in OU football history.

100 — The touchdown pass Baker Mayfield threw to Mark Andrews for Oklahoma’s initial score in the Baylor game was the 100 in his collegiate career. That makes him the 23rd quarterback in FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) to reach the century mark in TD passes.

371 — Number of calendar days since Oklahoma last lost a football game: Ohio State at OU, Sept. 17, 2016 — Ohio State 45, Oklahoma 24.