Friday, October 28, 2016

Baker Mayfield: Joe Mixon Is Most Talented Guy I've Seen

Joe Mixon is coming off a 377-all-purpose-yard performance in last Saturday’s 66-59 victory over Texas Tech, one wonders what he’ll do next?

“He’s the most naturally talented guy I’ve ever seen in my life,” OU quarterback Baker Mayfield said. “He keeps getting better and better. The more opportunities he gets, the more plays he’s gonna make.”

Mixon makes his second scheduled appearance Saturday as OU’s offensive centerpiece. The sophomore did rush for 88 yards on 19 carries against Kansas State. Perine missed over half that game.

Offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley pointed out that two of Mixon’s best games came after his worst of the season. Mixon fumbled twice and muffed a punt in the 46-40 victory over Texas on Oct. 8. The Sooners overcame it because Perine was phenomenal, putting up a season-high 214 yards and two touchdowns.

“I had a bad game. A lot of people throughout their careers have them,” Mixon said. “You want to minimize the bad games you’ve had. I don’t care who it is in football; you don’t plan on having a bad game. All I could do is appreciate and thank my teammates for stepping up. I was down, but they were lifting me up — my spirits and everything else. They did — not a good job — but a great job of fulfilling what I usually do for them: provide energy. What I try to do for them, they were doing for me. I really appreciate them for that.” (Claremore Progress)
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