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Oklahoma Sooners' Baker Mayfield Named Big 12 Football Offensive Player Of The Week

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A twenty-game home winning streak for the Baylor Bears meant nothing to Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield as the Sooners junior quarterback led an offensive barrage against the Bears' defense. When the final ticks had come off the clock, Mayfield walked off the field, after leading the team to a 44-34 victory, as a potential Heisman candidate.

Completing 24 of his 34 passes, Mayfield threw for 270 yards, and three touchdowns, with just one interception. He also ran for 76 more yards and another score in a performance that thrust the Sooners back into the playoff conversation.

According to Big12Sports.com Mayfield is, "tied for the nation's lead by accounting for at least four touchdowns seven times this season, and ranks second in pass efficiency rating (183.9), second in passing yards per attempt (10.0), third in completion percentage (70.2) and fifth in passing touchdowns (31)."

This is the second time this season that Mayfield has been honored as the conference Offensive Player of the Week.