He was almost perfect. In his senior debut Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield completed 19 of 20 passes for 329 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions — and the Sooners didn’t suffer any indigestion on this cupcake, downing UTEP 56-7. Now, after Indiana’s Richard Lagow carved up the Buckeye secondary for 410 yards and 3 touchdowns, No. 7 Oklahoma heads to Columbus for a prime time Week 2 showdown. Is Oklahoma poised to exploit the Buckeyes secondary? Vegas doesn’t seem to think so — and opened with Ohio State as a 7 point favorite. Doubling down on Ohio State, ESPN’s Football Power Index gives the Buckeyes a 76.6% chance of winning. OSU held Mayfield in check last year, holding him to two touchdowns and forcing two interceptions — one of which Jerome Baker took 68-yards to the house for a score — in route to a 45-24 victory in Norman.
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