Baker Mayfield Named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 6:14 pm
By: News 9

Oklahoma junior quarterback Baker Mayfield earned his second Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week award this season after leading the Sooners to a 44-34 road win over Baylor on Saturday, snapping the Bears' 20-game home winning streak.

Playing in the rain, Mayfield completed 24 of his 34 passes (70.6 percent) for 270 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 76 yards and another score to hand No. 4 Baylor its first loss of the season.

It was the eighth time this year that Mayfield has thrown for at least three touchdowns in a game and the fifth time he's thrown for at least three TDs and run for at least one score. Mayfield is tied for the nation's lead by accounting for at least four touchdowns seven times this season, and ranks second in pass efficiency rating (183.9), second in passing yards per attempt (10.0), third in completion percentage (70.2) and fifth in passing touchdowns (31).

The Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week award is the third of Mayfield's career. He also won the honor Sept. 21 after he set a school record with 572 yards of total offense, the most by an FBS player this season, and two years ago as a freshman at Texas Tech.

The former walk-on is the eighth Sooner to win Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors twice in one season. The last to do it was Samaje Perine last season when he won the award three times. The last Oklahoma QB to win multiple times in one year was Landry Jones in 2012.

No. 7 Oklahoma hosts No. 11 TCU on Saturday at 7 p.m. CT. It is the final home game of the season for the Sooners, who are looking to reach the 10-win mark for the 13th time in the 17-year Bob Stoops era.