The Oklahoma Sooners advanced to the College Football Playoff where they met with the Clemson Tigers, their second consecutive meeting in the postseason. Despite the Tigers blowing out the Sooners, once again, quarterback Baker Mayfield did not seem to impressed with the ACC champions.
He spoke with Athlon Sports in their preview of the 2016 college football season about playing back the tape of the Orange Bowl. Despite losing the game by nearly three touchdowns, Mayfield talked about not being wowed by the team.
“It’s frustrating watching those types of games, knowing they did nothing to stop us. We did everything. We left a lot on the field, made a bunch of mistakes. We had a penalty in the first half to stop a drive. I turned the ball over twice, which was very unlike me. And I did it in a big game, which I can’t do. I need to take care of the ball. And it’s frustrating to see that if we would have played the way we should have, we would have won. But the better team won that day. And they went on to the national championship.”
Baker Mayfield was not very impressive in the Orange Bowl as he threw for 311 yards, but only just one touchdown and two interceptions. He may want to start thinking about what he says after big losses, especially if he wants to be taken seriously as a big-time leader.
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