Every once in a while Oklahoma State jumps up and demands that the Sooners treat them like a real rivalry. The 2015 season was one of those times and the result was disastrous for the Pokes as they were handed their second loss of the season. Oklahoma dominated the line of scrimmage, pounded them with the combo of Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon, and mixed in a barrage of big plays that were orchestrated by Baker Mayfield in winning their ninth Big 12 Championship under Bob Stoops.
Mayfield completed 17-of-25 passes for 180 yards and two scores. He also ran for 77 more yards and another score. Meanwhile, Perine and Mixon scored twice each while grinding out 267 combined yards on the ground. Perine averaged 7.7 yards over his 17 carries and Mixon carried at a clip of 9.7 yards on 14 carries. I think it's safe to say that Oklahoma's running attack is legitimately legit now.
There's not enough good that we can say about Sterling Shepard either. In his final regular season game as a Sooner he caught 10 passes for 87 yards and a score.
Defensively, Zack Sanchez had some struggles but the overall product was good. We'll get more into the recaps on both sides of the ball later on but for now enjoy being back where we belong.