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Mayfield outlasts Mahomes in OU-TTU video game-like contest

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

With Baker Mayfield and Patrick Mahomes facing off, you never know what is going to happen. This game was a perfect example of that.

No. 16 Oklahoma Sooners defeated the Texas Tech Red Raiders 66-59 on Saturday at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas. 60,478 people in attendance saw this historic game.

Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield throws a pass during the game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders
Baker Mayfield throws a pass during the game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders (Photo by John West/Getty Images)

Both teams accounted for an NCAA record of 1,708 yards. The game also broke several other NCAA and school records.

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With the win, the Sooners improved to 4-2 on the season. The Red Raiders fell to 3-3.

Mayfield is now 2-0 against his former team. He also guided the Sooners to a 63-27 win over the Red Raiders on October 24th, 2015 at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma.

He played in eight games with the Red Raiders during the 2013 season before sitting out the 2014 season due to NCAA transfer rules. Mayfield began to play for the Sooners in 2015.

As a member of the Red Raiders, he went 218 of 340 for 2,315 yards. He had 12 touchdown passes and nine interceptions.

Mayfield went 27 of 35 for 545 yards in this particular game. He had seven touchdown passes.

Joe Mixon had 31 carries for 263 yards and two touchdowns. Dede Westbrook had nine receptions for 202 yards and two touchdowns.

Mahomes went 52 of 88 for 734 yards. He had five touchdown passes and one interception.

Mahomes also had 12 carries for 85 yards and two touchdowns. Mahomes set an NCAA record for having more than 800 yards in a game.

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Keke Coutee had 10 receptions for 172 yards and a touchdown.

Oklahoma outlasted Texas Tech 36-35 in the second half. Mayfield hit Westbrook for a 23-yard touchdown reception. Mayfield also hit Mixon for a 43-yard touchdown reception.

Mayfield hit Dimitri Flowers for a 34-yard touchdown reception. Mayfield connected with Mixon for a 15-yard touchdown reception.

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Following the touchdown, Mayfield hit Westbrook to convert a two-point conversion. Mixon also scored a 42-yard rushing touchdown.

Red Raiders’ Mahomes hit Reginald Davis III for a 32-yard touchdown reception. Mahomes hit Jonathan Giles for a 41-yard touchdown reception.

Mahomes scored on a 22-yard rushing touchdown. Mahomes hit Coutee for a 56-yard touchdown reception.

Mahomes also hit Cameron Batson for a 3-yard touchdown reception.

Oklahoma led 30-24 at halftime. Mayfield hit Mixon for a 56-yard touchdown reception. Mayfield also hit Westbrook for a 49-yard touchdown reception.

Mixon scored a 46-yard rushing touchdown. Mayfield hit Nick Basquine for a 23-yard touchdown reception. Austin Seibert made a 23-yard field goal.

Da’Leon Ward opened the Red Raiders’ scoring on a four-yard rushing touchdown. Clayton Hatfield made a 37-yard field goal.

Mahomes scored on an 11-yard rushing touchdown. Mahomes hit Giles for a 23-yard touchdown reception.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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