Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Brent Venables: Oklahoma's Offense "A Different Animal" With Baker Mayfield

The former Texas Tech walk-on, with the help of offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, has completely revitalized the Sooners offense. Entering the postseason, Oklahoma is averaging nearly 10 points and 78 yards per game more than last year’s squad.

“It’s just a different animal,” Venables said.

Baker Mayfield, who finished fourth in Heisman Trophy voting, leads an Oklahoma offense that scored 52 points or more in four of its final six games – all wins. The Sooners faced No. 4 Baylor, No. 11 TCU and No. 9 Oklahoma State down the stretch and averaged 44 points per game in those three contests, including a dominant 58-23 win at Oklahoma State to finish off the regular season.

“He completely changes that team 100 percent. It’s a complete 180 turnaround,” Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware said. “He’s a Heisman contender. You can see by his stats he’s a great player. He’s probably one of the top best players in the nation. You definitely can see that on film.” (The State)

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