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Overall, a historic performance with Oklahoma’s offense, and with Samaje Perine on the sidelines, Joe Mixon went bananas. He became the first running back in Oklahoma history to not only have over 200 rushing yards, but to register over 100 receiving yards as well.
Head Coach Bob Stoops sang high praise of Mixon’s performance,
“Joe Mixon just had a game for the ages. Just incredible the way he played, run, pass, everything. I just shake my head… at what Joe was able to do was just incredible.”
Quarterback Baker Mayfield has known all along what his running back is capable of.
“He’s huge, and the fact that people are able to finally see that he really can do it all, it’s pretty special, his natural ability. He’s just a great player, a tough kid… he can catch like a receiver and run like a running back. It’s good to see him having fun and enjoying the moment, obviously having success as well.”
Offensive Coordinator, Lincoln Riley, said Mixon’s game was complete from start to finish.
“Probably the thing I was most proud of was the complete game he played and then that last drive when we had to get that first down and in the past that’s been Samaje’s role and he hasn’t had a lot of opportunities to do that and it was critical and everybody knew that we were going to run it and for a combination of our o-line and Joe to be able to grind out those critical yards at the end of the game was probably the most proud of.”
The Sooners are now 4-0 in Big 12 action, a conference start they haven’t had since 2004. Next up they take on Kansas in Norman on Saturday.