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Oklahoma Sooners 44 - Baylor Bears 34 Notes & Quotes

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"I have to start by complimenting Baylor for a well-played, hard-fought game. It was really a night that went back and forth, and they have a lot of good players. Art and his staff do an excellent job, so it was really a challenge out there. I'm really excited about the way our players played and fought the entire night. Really, every part of the game was well-played." - Bob Stoops on the game in general

Offensively, Baker Mayfield was tremendous, and all the guys around him made big plays. Samaje had another big night. Running the ball, throwing it, on and on -- we had the one interception, the guy made a great play on it. - Bob Stoops on Oklahoma's offense

Defensively, I thought we were outstanding also. After the first series we settled in and really started to control the run game. We got them into more predictable yardage situations and I thought our secondary was great in really challenging their receivers and coming up with some big plays, some interceptions. It all started though with controlling the run game, and once we were able to do that, we challenged them outside and really did a great job. - Bob Stoops on Oklahoma's defense

"You go into the number six team's backyard on a night like this and play this way, it just tells you that we're one of those teams that has a chance at everything. We're just going to keep trying to improve and give yourself an opportunity next week to play just as well or better. Again, you come into here and win by 10 -- that's certainly a positive thing." - Bob Stoops on what message the win sends

"They reacted, that's what you have to do in football at times. I'm back there running around, and Dimitri just did a great job of getting open and I was able to find him and get the ball to him." - Baker Mayfield on his final touchdown pass to Dimitri Flowers

"Yeah, you always want to make a statement for yourself. Your next performance, however, is what people are going to remember you by, so you want to come out and compete. The offense today just allowed me to get open and get the ball. The line did a great job blocking, Samaje did a great job running the ball, and Baker was fantastic as always." - Sterling Shepard on the statement made in this game

"I just think we made too many mistakes and had some untimely penalties there at the end, but Oklahoma played extremely well and got out of here with a win." - Art Briles on what went wrong for Baylor

Thought the crowd was really good tonight, great atmosphere even with the weather being what it was. Just a tremendous boost for our players and great exposure for Baylor University. We did everything that we had to do, except win the game." - Art Briles on the atmosphere

"They were mixing it up pretty well out there. Hat's off to them, they are a great football team with great football players. They mixed it up quite a bit, but we just did not execute on certain things we needed to." - Jarrett Stidham on Oklahoma's defense

Game Notes

• Bob Stoops is now 14-3 vs. Baylor (the 14 wins are his most against any opponent).

• The Sooners are 53-27 against AP Top 25 teams under Stoops. The 53 wins rank as the second most in the country during the span (LSU has 57).

• The Sooners' win snapped a 20-game home winning streak for the Bears. It also marked the first time Baylor has been beaten at McLane Stadium.

• OU's win over Baylor was its first over an AP Top-4 team since beating No. 4 Kansas State on the road in 2000.

• Oklahoma held Baylor to just 13 first-half points, the Bears' lowest total in a first half this season (previously 21 at Kansas State) and the lowest since scoring seven points in the first half against Texas in 2013.

• Oklahoma held Baylor under its season average in total offense, limiting the Bears to 416 total yards (averaging 665.6), 257 yards passing (averaging 356.8) and 159 yards rushing (averaging 308.9).

• Baylor's 34 points were its second fewest this season (31 vs. Kansas State).

• The Sooners limited Corey Coleman to season lows in receptions (three) and yards (51). The Sooners are just the second team to hold Coleman under the 100-yard mark this season and the first team to keep Coleman out of the end zone.

• The Sooners have now topped the 500-yard mark in five consecutive games.

• Baker Mayfield scored his sixth rushing TD of the year and the ninth of his career with 28 seconds remaining in the second quarter to give Oklahoma a 20-13 lead.

• He recorded his fifth game of the year with at least three passing touchdowns and at least one rushing touchdown.

• Mayfield has accounted for at least four touchdowns six times this season.

Samaje Perine scored his 11th rushing touchdown of the season and the 32nd of his career in the first quarter.

• Hiss 55-yard TD run in the third quarter was his longest rush of the year.

• Sterling Shepard finished with 14 receptions, one short of tying his own school record, for 177 yards and two touchdowns. He now ranks third in program history in career receptions (208) and career receiving yards (3,197), and is tied for fourth in career touchdown receptions (24) and third in career 100-yard games (11).

Zack Sanchez recorded his 12th career interception and his fourth this season in the third quarter. The interception was the first of the year for Baylor quarterback Jarrett Stidham.