The Oklahoma Sooners received a bit of good news this afternoon as it appears as though starting quarterback Baker Mayfield has passed all concussion tests. Bob Stoops revealed the result during his weekly press conference on Monday stating that he expects Mayfield to practice as usual. Assuming all goes as planned, the junior should take the field against the Oklahoma State Cowboys come Saturday.
Mayfield has passed all tests and will do some exertion work today and team stuff. If he continues w/ no issues, he's expected to play.— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) November 23, 2015
During the second quarter against the TCU Horned Frogs, Mayfield suffered a helmet to helmet collision courtesy of linebacker Ty Summers. Following a review, Summers was ejected from the contest for targeting leaving the Horned Frogs extremely thin at the position.
However, during halftime, Mayfield admitted to having a headache in the locker room. Headaches are a symptom of concussions leading the staff to sideline the Heisman hopeful.
The announcement forced Trevor Knight back onto the field and the offense never recovered. Oklahoma went on to win the game 30-29 setting up a big time game in Stillwater. Ultimately the final decision to play Knight or Mayfield during the annual Bedlam match-up rests in the medical staff's hands.