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Big 12 Weekly Football Preview: Baker’s Big Day

The legend of Baker Mayfield grew a little more last Saturday, as the Oklahoma quarterback won yet another huge road game, leading his Sooners to a 62-52 triumph at Oklahoma State.

Mayfield has now scored wins at Ohio State, in the Cotton Bowl against rival Texas and now against the Cowboys. He’s never lost a true road game since coming to OU after his freshman year as a walk-on at Texas Tech. Now the guy once passed over by his hometown Longhorns – and everyone else – for a scholarship, may just be the favorite in the race for the Heisman Trophy.

“We win ballgames, no matter how you put it,” Mayfield said after beating the Cowboys. “Right now, that’s all that matters.”

Mayfield outplayed all his closest challengers Saturday as he ripped OSU for 598 yards and five passing touchdowns, while also rushing a sixth score.

His Sooners have bounced back from a surprising loss to Iowa State last month and now can take control of the Big 12 race again in a huge game this weekend at home against TCU. Not to mention, OU still is in the midst of the chase for the College Football Playoff if the Sooners can keep winning.

Mayfield challenged the Sooner fans to turn it into a wild scene this weekend.

“Being that it’s one of the last home games we’re going to have and it’s important to our College Football Playoff run, I’m going to call out our fans. It’s going to be an important one for us. Seven o’clock game, night game. I don’t want to hear any talk about the 2008 Texas Tech game. This needs to be the new talk for the future. This crowd needs to be going. We give it our all week-in, week-out, I expect the fans to do the same for me on Saturday.”

Looking at the conference slate this week:

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