As the No. 8 Sooners and No. 11 Cowboys — both 7-1 overall and 4-1 in Big 12 play — rumble toward Saturday’s Bedlam showdown in Stillwater, there’s a danger of being caught up in the moment. The temptation is strong to want to live in history. So maybe the question is flawed.
Or, maybe, it’s not.
The reality is that Mayfield is doing things his predecessors did not, often because they could not. And at this school, that’s heady stuff.
At Oklahoma — let’s eliminate the wishbone wizards for now and stick to the pro-style passers of the Bob Stoops era — the list includes two Heisman Trophy winners, a No. 1 overall pick, a national champion and a guy who threw for more than 16,000 yards.
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