This game is likely to have College Football Playoff implications.
From the Ohio State logo on the tongue to Buckeyes across the strap to the shiny red bottoms, these are awesome. He was a sophomore at the University of Cincinnati when Riley was born in Lubbock, Texas.
Especially going into next week when the Sooners will next travel to Columbus, Ohio for a primetime showdown with Ohio State next Saturday.
Coaches are fond of saying one season doesn't have anything to do with another. Will Oklahoma's defense be able to slow down the Ohio State offense?
Sherman: The Sooners haven't lost since Ohio State stormed Norman a year ago. "They're big dudes. Looking forward to a great matchup with them". Before the games, we watch boxing videos. "I told somebody this morning that I don't think that has much of an effect on it". Barrett was cited for OVI in 2015 and suspended for one game, and Mayfield was arrested in February on charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The Buckeyes did shut out the Hoosiers in the final quarter, winning 49-21. Oklahoma does that as well as just about anybody, and Ohio State's new-look secondary appeared vulnerable against IN last week, giving Mayfield a chance to do some damage and build an early case IN the Heisman conversation against players like defending victor Lamar Jackson, Penn State tailback Saquon Barkley, USC quarterback Sam Darnold and UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, among many others.
Murray completed 10 of his 12 pass attempts for 149 yards passing including a touchdown. The Buckeyes intercepted Mayfield twice.
So put on your Boomer Sooner hats, MI fans, and root for 10 Baker Mayfield touchdowns.
In addition to Mayfield, Oklahoma features an offensive line ranked the best in the country by Phil Steele's College Football Preview. He must be at his best against the Buckeyes.
As you can imagine, Mayfield was a big part of that. He's a very versatile quarterback.
The Buckeyes also had Malik Hooker, Marshon Lattimore and Gareon Conley in their secondary.
Mark Andrews led the Sooners in receiving with 134 yards including a touchdown reception on seven catches.
On their last TD drive, he caught three passes for 42 yards and was targeted on five consecutive plays. Eight players scored touchdowns.
Oklahoma State dropped a spot in the latest Associated Press Poll, which was released Tuesday.
Add Mike Weber, last year's starter, into the mix at running back this week and the offense could be that much more lethal.
And Oklahoma has more than one way of getting Andrews the ball down in the scoring area.
Even though Oklahoma has a new head coach, its offense won't change.
But if OU wants to truly erase the hurt from a year ago, if they want to validate themselves as a team capable of being special, of winning a national championship, they'll have to arrive in Columbus ready to brawl: just like they were at the end of last season. I'll take Iowa on the road as long as the turnovers are minimal. I know why he (resigned) - because he thought (Riley) would carry on the same culture that he created.