Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield put on a show on Saturday when he led the Sooners to a comeback win over Ohio State by posting 28 points in the second half.
Mayfield finished the game with 386 passing yards on 27-35 passing with three touchdowns, all of which came after halftime.
According to ESPN’s “Freddie and Fitz” the monstrous second half was motivated by some drunk, trash-talking Ohio State fans who finally got into Mayfield’s head.
On Tuesday, Ian Fitzsimmons said that at the start of the second half, Mayfield lost it with the fans and told them he was going to lead Oklahoma to a comeback.
“There were a group of Buckeye fans that were beyond over-served,” Fitzsimmons said, adding, “these guys are just wearing [Mayfield] out.”
He continued: “[Mayfield] turns around and goes ‘Get ready, I’m about to hang six on you bleeping bleepers.’ He goes, leads them right down the field. Score’s tied at 10 and he goes right to the bench, stands up on the bench, and just lets the Buckeyes fans behind him that were giving to Baker, he turns at them and says, ‘You like that one? I got three or four more that’s coming up. Get ready.'”
Mayfield then continued to throw two more touchdowns and the Sooners took the 31-16 victory.
Of course, the big story of the game then turned into Mayfield taking the Oklahoma flag and planting it into the Ohio State field.
The Buckeyes were obviously displeased with the move and Mayfield apologised on Monday, calling Ohio State a “great program” and saying he didn’t mean to disrespect anyone. Knowing the heckling that Mayfield took during the game, however, it’s easy to understand why he might have been riled up after the game.
He may have had to apologise, but he got Oklahoma the win and certainly defeated the rowdy Buckeyes fans that Fitzsimmons said were later escorted out of the game by security.
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