Too close for comfort? Maybe.
But don't tell that to Baker Mayfield, who scored six touchdowns and produced more total yards today than any other Oklahoma quarterback has ever had. He was phenomenal yet again and showed some big play making ability. He finished 32/38 passing with 487 yards and 85 yards on the ground. He found tight end/wide receiver Mark Andrews on two separate occasions for touchdowns.
Samaje Perine and the running game had a good day as well. The Sooners had 286 rushing yards all together including 152 from Perine himself, a season high. The Sooners running backs had two fumbles in Tulsa territory, and the Golden Hurricane turned it into 14 points for the other team. Other than that, the running game had it's best game yet this season.
While the offense won the game for Oklahoma, the defense proved that there are still plenty of questions on that side of the ball.
The Sooner defense allowed over 500 yards of an offense to a Tulsa team that won two games last season. Now they've already won two games this season, but the Oklahoma defense made them look like Baylor. The defensive backs got beat multiple times on simple pass plays, including a hail mary to end the first half.
If that wasn't bad enough, they allowed Tulsa running back Zack Langer 161 yards rushing and a touchdown.
The Tulsa offense looked really good. But the Sooner defense is better than that. We already know that from the Tennessee game last week in which they shutout the Volunteers for most of the second half and overtime. It wasn't the most impressive performance from Mike Stoops and the defense today. You're not going to win very many Big 12 games if the opposing team can pass 51 times for four touchdowns and zero interceptions.
Luckily, the Sooners have a bye week next weekend. They'll have some time to figure things out before West Virginia rolls into town. A team that could very possibly be ranked by the time Week 5 comes around.