In a marquee week two match-up Saturday night, Oklahoma left Ohio Stadium as legitimate national championship contenders. Ohio State left searching for answers. Sooner quarterback Baker Mayfield threw for 386 yards and three touchdowns as No. 5 Oklahoma took apart the No. 2 Buckeyes 31-16.
Mayfield was outstanding, especially in the second half when he threw all three of his touchdowns and led the Sooners to 28 points. Buckeye quarterback J.T. Barrett and the Buckeye offense on the other hand, struggled to find any consistency. The senior finished 19 for 35 for 183 yards and an interception.
''It was awful,'' Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said of the Buckeye offense. ''We got beat by a very good team and a quarterback that was dynamic. I thought our defense hung in there against, like I said, a very good player.''
When asked directly if he was considering making a quarterback change, Meyer said no, saying there's plenty of offensive blame to go around.
''I'm going to make it perfectly clear, there's not a bull's eye on J.T. Barrett,'' Meyer said. ''It's part of the system and a group that have to get better.''
Ohio State (1-1) tries to rebound next week when it hosts Army. You can check out Meyer's post-game comments, courtesy of Bucknuts.com and Steve Helwagen below.