Last weekend in college football, there were plenty of in-state rivalry games. One of them came down to the wire. Oklahoma clearly was the biggest winner Saturday night after shutting down Ohio State in Columbus. Yet after the win, the Sooners showed who was the best team that starts with the letter O. Here’s what you missed in last Saturday’s college football.
Mayfield marked his territory in Columbus
The Oklahoma Sooners made their mark in their 31-16 victory over Ohio State at the Horseshoe. The Buckeyes were not able to find answers against Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield, who finished the game with 386 passing yards and three touchdowns. After the game, Mayfield ran to the 50-yard line with the Sooners flag and planted it on top of the letter O.
Bob Stoops also was at the game to support his former team. Stoops stepped down before the start of the season. You could see how proud he was in the press box.
The ball is alive
Late in the fourth quarter of the Mississippi State-Louisiana Tech game, other than Mississippi State blowing out Louisiana Tech, a funny moment happened during Louisiana Tech’s possession on second and goal at the Mississippi State 6-yard line. Let’s just say it was a live ball once it was snapped.
It was a high snap and the football was loose. Both teams were attempting to recover the fumble yet the ball kept slipping away. Eighty-seven yards later, Louisiana Tech managed to recover the ball. Unfortunately the damage was already done. Instead of it being third and goal at the 6, it was third and goal at the Louisiana Tech 7-yard line. Just like Louisiana Tech’s 57-21 loss, the football went completely backwards.
An epic battle in Iowa
Rivalry games Saturday included the Iowa-Iowa state game, the battle for the Cy-Hawk Trophy. The rivalry didn’t disappoint. After four lead changes, the Hawkeyes came up on top in a 44-41 overtime victory over the Cyclones. Both teams put up a combined 964 yards. The Cyclones at one point were trailing 21-10 in the third quarter before scoring 21 unanswered points going into the fourth quarter. After Iowa State put up a 38-yard field goal to…