Sooners with 11 straight wins since last Ohio State matchup

Oklahoma comes to Columbus with youngest head coach in FBS

Potential Big 12 contenders Oklahoma State and Kansas State don't even face a non-conference opponent to brag about. "It's not really a matchup between us".

But we could stand to learn a little more about the Buckeyes' secondary. "I think with those guys you have to give them a lot of respect".

Murphy: Nothing in State College feels the same as it did a year ago, when the pitchforks were pointed at James Franklin following a loss to Pitt. The quick emergence of true freshman Chase Hayden (120 yards on 14 carries in his debut) and addition of SC transfer David Williams have given the Razorbacks have three solid runners. Mason Rudolph, who has been mentioned in several preseason Heisman Trophy conversations, was efficient through the air, completing 20 of 24 passes for 303 yards and three touchdowns. Most programs would take that any day without a complaint.

But Campbell, whose six catches in Ohio State's opening win at in included a 74-yard touchdown, also acknowledges that players know when the stage is bigger. It's not easy to be the quarterback of a blue blood for that long.

Mayfield certainly was a believer after the opener. He is as much a receiver as any receiver on the field, and they use him as such.

Barrett spent Monday defending his accuracy after passing for 304 yards and three touchdowns - and adding another on the ground - in a 49-21 victory against Indiana.

No. 2 Ohio State was the only other team with a first-place vote (one).




During Tuesday's Big 10 Conference call, Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer spoke about Mayfield's evolution.

With these two quarterbacks, it's the never-ending quest for respect. Mayfield has been dynamic over his career when forced to evade the rush and scramble outside the pocket; it seems inevitable that he will have to make a few such plays again in this contest. "We're gonna go to Ohio State and our plan is to win". I think that's going to help my mindset.

"I was really proud of how our receivers stepped up and how good those guys played", Riley said.

Last season, Ohio State vs. Oklahoma was one of the most anticipated games on the schedule and it ended in a 45-24 win for the Buckeyes. That's the biggest question heading into the rematch: How will Mayfield handle the primetime spotlight at The Shoe? The 2016 Big Ten defensive lineman of the year played in his 42nd career game and started for the 27th time. Experts around the country were talking about the Big Ten's chances to get two teams in the playoff. "He knows what he has to do to play well".

But if OU wants to truly erase the hurt from previous year, 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 made this comment".

"There are times when we push it down the field, " said Barrett, who must be tired from constantly having to defend his performance (he's 27-4 as an Ohio State starter).

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