The Oklahoma Sooners fell to the Houston Cougars in a huge upset over the weekend and it certainly seems like their chances at competing for the College Football Playoff took a big hit. Quarterback Baker Mayfield took most of the blame for the team’s loss, like any good leader should do.
He spoke with reporters about the loss and he shouldered a lot of the blame. He mentioned that many of the receivers were able to get open and how he just missed them and that he just has to do a better job.
“That’s all on me,” Mayfield said of the offense’s second-half problems. “[The receivers] got open. That’s all on me as the leader of the team and the captain. It’s my job to deliver the ball. They got open for me. They did their part.
“Now, it’s my responsibility to just deliver it to them.”
Mayfield finished the game 24-33 with 323 yards and two touchdowns. Most of his nine incompletions, however, came in the second half, so it certainly seems like he is going to have to do much better to finish the game.
The Sooners face off against Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday.