Baker Mayfield returned to Lubbock on Saturday night and made the most of his chance to shine on his old stomping grounds. The former Texas Tech walk-on turned Oklahoma star used a record-setting performance to lead the Sooners over the Red Raiders in a 66-59 shootout.
Mayfield completed 27-of-36 passes for 545 and a school record seven touchdowns. The 545 yards was the second-highest single-game performance in school history.
After the game, however, Mayfield wasn’t feeling the love.
Not only did the Texas Tech fans shower Mayfield in boos and chants of “F*** you, Baker!”, they also showered him with garbage as he was leaving the field. It was quite the disappointing scene.
— Chip Brown (@ChipBrown247) October 23, 2016
Stay classy, TechRT @AJ_KristaPirtle: Trash is thrown on the field as Baker Mayfield heads up the tunnel pic.twitter.com/ijAWjGYBKG
— Jillian Howell (@jillybean0123) October 23, 2016
— Tarrance Johnson ♏ (@The_RightCall) October 23, 2016
It’s okay, though, because Mayfield and Oklahoma got the last laugh.
The No. 16 Sooners now sit at 5-2 on the season and return to action next weekend by playing host to the lowly Kansas Jayhawks.