“Wooo!” Mayfield shouted. “That felt good!”
The Oklahoma quarterback then took possession of the Big 12 Conference’s shiny new trophy, tucked it under his arm and, as confetti rained down on him, set his sights on something even better: a national championship.
No. 3 Oklahoma demolished No. 12 TCU 41-17 on Saturday at AT&T Stadium, and in doing so served notice to the College Football Playoff committee that it is playoff worthy, that it is a contender — and that it can play a little defense.
“Every week they say the same thing,” said Sooner linebacker Caleb Kelly, who scored the game’s first touchdown on TCU’s first offensive snap, an 18-yard fumble return that gave the Sooners a 10-0 lead.
“That’s why every week we have to play with a chip on our shoulder and be an angry defense. That’s what Coach Lincoln (Riley) always says. You have to play angry because they don’t respect you. … Every week we say, ‘They don’t respect you.’”
And you thought Mayfield walked around with a chip on his shoulder.
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