On October 22, 2016, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield breaks the tackle of Texas Tech's Malik Jenkins during the Sooners' 66-59 victory. The Kansas City Chiefs won their first Super Bowl in 50 years thanks to one quarterback. The other led the Cleveland Browns to their first postseason victory in franchise history.
Mayfield went 21 of 33 for 304 yards and four touchdowns while also rushing for 55 yards and a score. He also added an interception. Oklahoma's Joe Mixon was responsible for five tackles, including three sacks, which caused Mayfield to miss two plays. He also forced a fumble that was recovered by teammate Jalen Redmond.
The game was played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The venue is known as "The House That Bobby Built".
Texas Tech entered the season ranked No. 1 in the AP Poll. They lost their first game of the season against Louisiana State University (LSU) 42-27. Quarterback Josh Jackson suffered a shoulder injury during the game and missed the remainder of the season.
Oklahoma started off slow but came together in midseason and ended up winning the Big 12 Championship Game 49-7 over West Virginia Mountaineers. The win qualified them for the College Football Playoff where they defeated Florida State in the semifinal game 31-20 before losing to Alabama in the national championship game 24-3.
Baker Mayfield and Patrick Mahomes' amazing 2016 season In 2016, the two future NFL players guided their teams to a record-breaking 1,708 total yards in Oklahoma's 66-59 triumph against Texas Tech, a quarterbacking masterpiece that both coaches believe can never be replicated. The final score might not indicate it, but this game was far from close. Oklahoma led by 28 points after three quarters before TTU managed to crawl its way to a 59-55 victory over OU. With the loss, Texas Tech fell to 4-7 on the year while Oklahoma improved to 8-3.
Texas Tech's only lead of the game came early in the fourth quarter when they took a 7-0 lead over OU with just under 10 minutes left in the third period. The Red Raiders held the ball for nearly nine minutes before Baker Mayfield found Dede Westbrook for an 11-yard touchdown pass that gave Oklahoma a 14-7 advantage. Mayfield would go on to have another stellar performance, finishing with five touchdowns and no interceptions while leading his team to a record-breaking season. He finished with 5,000 passing yards for the year while rushing for over 100 yards himself.
Patrick Mahomes II also had one of his best games ever as a college quarterback, throwing for 505 yards and seven touchdowns without an interception.
Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight tossed four touchdown passes, including scoring strikes of eight and 43 yards to wide receiver Jalen Saunders, as the Sooners defeated Alabama, 45-31, in the 80th Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in New Orleans.
It was the first Sugar Bowl victory for Oklahoma (12-2) and its second straight bowl win after losing the 2014 BCS National Championship Game to Oregon. The Crimson Tide (13-1) had won the other game played during the 2013-14 season.
In the championship game, Oregon defeated Florida State 28-20 to claim its third national title in four years. The Seminoles were also a finalist last year when they lost to Auburn. This is the first time since 1972 that three different schools have been crowned college football champions in four consecutive seasons. The previous record was two titles in a row by Notre Dame from 1988-89 and Alabama from 1992-93.
The Sugar Bowl is an annual American college football post-season game that is part of the College Football Playoff system created at the end of the 2012 season that serves as the culminating event of the NCAA Division I FBS football season. The game has been held in New Orleans, Louisiana, since it began in 1902. It is sponsored by the Allstate Corporation and is officially known as the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
OU defeated 11th-ranked Texas, 34-27. Oklahoma's defense sacked Sam Ehlinger nine times as the No. 6 Sooners defeated 11th-ranked Texas 34-27 on Saturday. Ehlinger was intercepted twice by Jalen Jackson and Tatum Edwards had an early fumble returned for a touchdown by Breckyn Hager.
The victory improved Oklahoma's record to 9-0 this season and its ranking to No. 1 in both the AP and Coaches' Polls. The win also gave first-year Texas coach Tom Herman his first loss as he tries to lead the Longhorns back into national prominence after they were ousted from the Big 12 Conference by Oklahoma last year.
Herman said after the game that he believed his team played well but didn't make enough big plays. He added that he thought his players showed up ready to play but that they got "beat physically" by Oklahoma.
Ehlinger went 22 of 36 for 248 yards with two touchdowns and an interception before leaving the game late in the third quarter with a right shoulder injury. Junior Brennan Clay replaced Ehlinger and led the offense on a 77-yard drive capped by a 3-yard touchdown pass to Mark Lewis with 2:55 remaining in the third quarter.
Broncos score, results: Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs grind out a victory to claim a postseason place. Aside from some nifty sidearm and cross-body tosses from Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs' 22-16 win against the Broncos on "Sunday Night Football" wasn't very gorgeous. But it was effective as they claimed their first playoff spot since 2010.
It was another up-and-down season for Mahomes who finished with 3,720 yards and 28 touchdowns vs. only nine interceptions. He also suffered through some terrible injuries during the year that limited him down the stretch. But given time, most any quarterback could have done better than Tyler Bray and Alex Smith this past season.
Bray started six games for the Chiefs before being replaced by Smith. The former Washington Redskins starter had little success in Kansas City, completing just 51 percent of his passes for 1,476 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions. He was also sacked 42 times.
But the real story here is the return of Kareem Hunt to the NFL after he was released by the Cleveland Browns earlier this year following a video published online in which he appeared to injure a woman with violence prior to the start of the season. In eight games played last season, Hunt carried the ball 142 times for 772 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also caught 35 passes for 462 yards and three more scores.
On October 15, 1994, against Alabama, a freshman UT quarterback named Peyton Manning, son of Ole Miss legend Archie, lost for the first time in four starts. The Crimson Tide of Gene Stallings hung on for a 17-13 triumph on the banks of the Tennessee River, led by senior studs Sherman Williams and Jay Barker. The victory improved Bama's record to 9-0 and gave new head coach Terry Bowden his first career win.
This game came just one year after Tennessee had beaten Alabama 33-27 in Knoxville. At the time, it was the most lopsided victory ever over the Crimson Tide. But now, a young quarterback from New York City has thrown five touchdown passes without an interception in front of his home crowd. Will Peyton Manning go down in history as the greatest quarterback in UT history? We'll never know unless he wins a championship first. But for now, he is ranked third all-time at UT behind Johnny "Red" Floyd and Justin Friedman.
Manning passed for three touchdowns and ran for another as No. 2 UT beat crosstown rival Memphis 55-14 on Saturday night. The loss ended the Tigers' season. It was their fifth straight defeat and ninth in the last ten games. They fell to 8-3 overall and 4-2 in the SEC West.
The victory also marked the end of the collegiate career of star defensive back Eric Berry who announced following the game that he was turning pro.