In a late night contest with the Tennessee Volunteers, Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield didn’t have the greatest of starts through three quarters in which he threw zero touchdowns to two interceptions. At Neyland Stadium would be the first time since strapping up for Texas Tech that Mayfield would experience such a vibrant crowd – a crowd that reached the 114 decibel range, which mirrors the same volume of a saw duster.
Struggling to find his stride, Mayfield eventually got comfortable late into the game, smiling and shrugging off any blemishes the Sooners were going through on both offense and defense.
Establishing his identity, Mayfield ventured onto the field putting up scoring drive after scoring drive, despite his lackluster performance three quarters earlier. In fact, Mayfield would do a complete 1080, throwing for three touchdowns and jogging into the end zone for one himself after a crucial block by Samaje Perine.
And despite the press Eric Striker is finding himself in, Baker Mayfield embraced the team’s 34-27 double-overtime win over now-rival Tennessee and released his excitement in the locker room.
With the team huddled around their leader, Baker Mayfield surely provided the Sooners with some momentum as they get ready for their second home game against Tulsa next weekend. – another fanbase not-so-welcoming to opposing teams.
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