Sooner Nation just got a big boost with the ringing announcement from Baker Mayfield in his post-game presser:
OFFICIAL:— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) December 3, 2016
"I'll be here another year for a three-peat. The ultimate goal is to play for a national championship." Baker Mayfield on 2017.
Though the OU signal caller’s decision to return didn’t come as a big surprise to most of us, it is nonetheless great news to the crimson and cream tradition. How I’m feeling right now:
Mayfield, the nation’s top-rated passer lost his favorite target and Biletnikoff front-runner Dede Westbrook to injury in the first half, but played a mistake-free game in the rain and went 13-of-19 for 288 yards and three touchdowns in his second Bedlam win in as many tries.
"[Baker] has 288 yards and it rained all day. Proud of the other receivers who stepped up." Stoops on Westbrook going out.— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) December 3, 2016
Tede’s record-setting touchdown to cap his otherworldly season:
Baker Mayfield, the much-deserving Heisman hopeful who’d better get an invite to NYC next weekend, has been a godsend to the Oklahoma program while providing the college football world with the flare, entertainment (and awesome dance moves) of a true superstar. Mayfield will enter his senior season already with 7,369 passing yards and 74 touchdowns, adding another 13 on the ground, in just two seasons at OU as he continues his assault on the record books through hopefully another title run.
The Sooners have gone 21-4 with Mayfield as the starter, won two consecutive Big 12 championships, made a College Football Playoff with a chance at much more next season. Goes without saying, we love this kid. Can’t wait to see what you got for us in ‘17, Baker!