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Sugar Sweet Sooners Smack Auburn 35-19

For the second time in four years, Oklahoma squared off with an SEC foe in hopes of bringing home a Sugar Bowl championship.

Auburn started with the ball and made the most of it gashing the Sooners on the ground. Chandler Cox closed out a nearly six minute drive by powering in to the end zone on 4th down from three yards out to give the Tigers an early 7-0 lead.

Joe Mixon didn't see his first snap until third down of the second series. No word on why he didn't start.

After that, the Sooner defense would settle in, but offensively Oklahoma couldn't get anything working. The first quarter ended with with Auburn on top 7-0.

In the second, OU found pay dirt. Baker Mayfield connected on a 13 yard touchdown strike with Mark Andrews to tie the game up at seven.

Auburn would add a field goal to take a 10-7 advantage, but the Sooners took control on their following possession. Baker Mayfield found Dede Westbrook for 25 yards on fourth down inside the five. Joe Mixon closed out the drive on a three yard touchdown run to give the Sooners a 14-10 lead.

Auburn QB Sean White would leave the game and head to the locker room during that OU drive. White has battled a nagging shoulder injury all season.

Auburn's Daniel Carlson would tack on another field goal to pull the Tigers within one and that's how it would be going to the half. Oklahoma up 14-13.

The Sooners came out firing in the third quarter. Baker Mayfield connected on a huge flea flicker with Mark Andrews. That led to a six yard touchdown pass from Mayfield to Dede Westbrook. OU had a 21-13 lead.

With less than eight minutes remaining in the third, the Sooners offense failed to convert on third and six at Auburn's 29. That set up a 42 yard field goal attempt for kicker Austin Seibert, who missed, keeping the score at 21-13.

Just over three minutes remaining in the third quarter, Baker Mayfield connected with Mark Andrews on a 22 yard pass to put OU at Auburn's four yard line. On the next play, Joe Mixon finished the job with a four yard touchdown run, putting Oklahoma up 28-13.

In the fourth, Samaje Perine padded the Sooners lead. He powered it in from two yards out in the wildcat to give the Sooners a 35-13 lead. Auburn couldn't muster an answer on their following possession. James Johnson was picked off by Jordan Thomas in the end zone. It's the third quarterback the the Sooners had seen in the game.

Off the turnover, Samaje Perine broke Billy Sims' career rushing record at Oklahoma on a 12 yard run. Bob Stoops called a timeout to allow Perine to celebrate with his teammates.

Oklahoma would go on to win the Sugar Bowl 35-19 giving the Sooners their 10th straight win.

Baker Mayfield went 19 of 28, 296 yds and 2 TD's. Joe Mixon added 180 all purpose yards and two touchdowns in the win. Dede Westbrook finished his career at Oklahoma with 6 receptions, 59 yards and a touchdown.

Samaje Perine needed 83 yds to break Billy Sims' career rushing record. He finished with 86.

It's didn't take long for the former rushing champion to weigh in on Perine's success.

Baker Mayfield was named Sugar Bowl MVP with his performance.