This season has not started as planned for the Oklahoma Sooners and star quarterback Baker Mayfield.
Mayfield was expected by many to be in the Heisman discussion throughout the year, while the Sooners were widely believed to be a College Football Playoff contender.
Unfortunately, the Sooners fell to 1-2 on Saturday night with a loss to Ohio State.
From the opening kickoff, the Buckeyes were dominating Oklahoma and they continued to keep the pressure on the Sooners for four quarters en route to a 45-24 victory.
After the game, Mayfield addressed reporters and, like he did he following the Sooners’ loss to Houston in the season-opener, he shouldered the blame and was very honest about his evaluation of the team’s outing.
“We got our asses kicked,” Mayfield said following the loss. “I let the team down with my performance.”
Mayfield finished the game with 226 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions while completing just 53 percent of his passes. Mayfield added a measly five yards on the ground.
This season has been a far cry from the 2015 campaign that allowed the Sooners to reach the College Football Playoff and it has to be disappointing, but Oklahoma needs to keep its head on straight in order to avoid a complete and disastrous collapse to end the season.
Oklahoma has next weekend off, before the Sooners return to action on Oct. 1 to open Big 12 play against TCU on the road.
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