Oklahoma's offense too much for Auburn
NEW ORLEANS Auburn was physical and bruising, as expected. The Oklahoma offense was stalling, which was unexpected.
The Sooners trailed by a field goal early on and things didn't seem bad. But they didn't feel good, either.
All that seemed to change in an instant Monday. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops showed guts, and everything else fell into place as the No. 7 Sooners weaved together a 35-19 win over No. 14 Auburn.
You could point to a multitude of factors for OU's win and not be wrong.
Baker Mayfield had an electric 19-of-28, 296 yards, two-touchdown passing performance, easily his best this season using his feet to extend and create plays, and likely the signature performance of his career to date.
Joe Mixon led OU in rushing and receiving, catching five passes for 91 yards and two scores, while rolling up 89 on the ground. He sparked OU's offense in the first half. He did it amid waves of boos from Auburn fans who harassed him for his troubled past.