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Mayfield leads Oklahoma to 35-19 Sugar Bowl win over Auburn

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Heisman Trophy finalists Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook connected one last time for a touchdown. Joe Mixon emerged from his recent controversy with big plays that had teammates lifting him off his feet in celebration. Samaje Perine put his name in Oklahoma's record books.

Seventh-ranked Oklahoma had plenty to celebrate after a 35-19 triumph over No. 17 Auburn in the Sugar Bowl on Monday night, including a 10th-straight victory.

''We're a prideful team,'' Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said. ''And we're confident, regardless of the people that try to rattle the cage and shake your confidence. ... We improved as we went through the end and we fought through the outside noise.''

Mayfield passed for 296 yards and two touchdowns. Mixon heard boos from Auburn fans, who also shouted derisive comments regarding a recently publicized video of him punching a woman in the face in 2014. Mixon, who served a season-long suspension in 2014 and has apologized for the assault, also drew cheers from crimson-clad Oklahoma fans with his play. His two short touchdown runs were among the highlights of a performance in which he gained 180 yards from scrimmage - 91 rushing on 19 carries and 89 receiving on five catches.

''He has a second chance and making the most of it,'' Stoops said. ''He is a great teammate to these guys and one of the most popular guys in the locker room.''

Mixon didn't answer questions about the boos or the reasons for them, saying only he wanted to celebrate with his teammates.

Perine rushed for 86 yards, three more than he needed to set Oklahoma's career rushing record.

''Our backs pound people and it wears on people,'' Mayfield said.

Auburn (8-5), which wound up in the Sugar Bowl despite dropping its last two Southeastern Conference games to Georgia and Alabama, entered the game hopeful that it would be buoyed by the return of quarterback Sean White, who'd missed the Tigers' final two games with a throwing shoulder injury. White led Auburn to a touchdown on its first series - Chandler Cox's 3-yard run on fourth down - but the quarterback left the game for good in the first half with a broken right forearm.

''Obviously, it's a big blow. We were excited he was back'' for the bowl game, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said. ''Overall it was a tough night at the quarterback position.''

John Franklin III backed up White but also hurt his throwing arm, Malzahn said, so Jeremy Johnson got into the game. The Tigers' offense was inconsistent, increasing pressure on Auburn's 20th-ranked defense to keep the Sooners' fast-paced, high-powered attack in check.

''That's tough. They're (among the best) in the nation,'' Auburn defensive back Josh Holsey said of Oklahoma's offense, which came in averaging 557.3 yards and 44.7 points per game. ''They came out and showed that tonight.''

Mixon broke loose for a 35-yard run in the third quarter that set up his second TD, which he scored from 4 yards out by diving for the pylon. Early in the fourth quarter, Perine took a direct snap for a 2-yard TD that made it 35-13.

With the Sooners (11-2) pulling away for their second Sugar Bowl triumph in four years, Auburn fans started filing out.

RUSHING RECORD

With back-to-back fourth-quarter runs of 16 and 15 yards, Perine reached the 83-yard mark, giving him the Oklahoma record for career yards rushing. The previous record of 4,118 was set by Billy Sims back in 1979. Perine finished with 4,122, and when he set the mark, Mixon gave him a congratulatory embrace. Perine wasn't inclined to discuss the record, but others spoke for him.

''When you look at the running backs we have had through the decades, to be the all-time leading rusher is something special,'' Stoop said. ''So the entire team took a lot of pride in that.''

THE TAKEAWAY

Auburn: The Tigers had the talent to beat some good teams, but a lack of depth hurt them against elite competition. Oklahoma, winner of the Big 12, was the third conference champ Auburn faced this season, along with Clemson of the ACC and Alabama of the SEC. The Tigers lost all three.

Oklahoma: The Sooners continued to make a case that they've been playing well enough at the end of the season to be worthy of a College Football Playoff bid, which only makes their early season stumbles, including a lopsided loss to Ohio State, seem all the more costly.

UP NEXT

Auburn: The Tigers head into next season with some questions at quarterback. White hoped to solidify his position as starter, but his injury could affect his spring. Meanwhile, Jarrett Stidham, a transfer from Baylor, eagerly awaits his chance to compete for first-team snaps.

Oklahoma: Mayfield is coming back after throwing for 3,965 yards this season, but the Sooners will be looking for a new starter at receiver as Westbrook, a senior, departs. Oklahoma also could lose both Mixon, a red-shirt sophomore, and Perine, a junior, to the NFL draft.

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Key Players
K. Pettway 36 RB
101 YDs, 0 TDs
J. Mixon 25 RB
91 YDs, 2 TDs
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Touchdown 0:02
21-K.Johnson complete to 85-J.Harris. 85-J.Harris runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
10
plays
91
yds
02:28
pos
19
35
Point After TD 12:40
43-A.Seibert extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
13
35
Touchdown 12:40
32-S.Perine runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
82
yds
02:20
pos
13
34
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:28
43-A.Seibert extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
13
28
Touchdown 2:28
25-J.Mixon runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
85
yds
03:02
pos
13
27
Point After TD 12:39
43-A.Seibert extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
13
21
Touchdown 12:39
6-B.Mayfield complete to 11-D.Westbrook. 11-D.Westbrook runs 7 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
75
yds
02:21
pos
13
20
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:46
38-D.Carlson 39 yards Field Goal is Good.
11
plays
20
yds
02:44
pos
13
14
Point After TD 3:37
43-A.Seibert extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
14
Touchdown 3:37
25-J.Mixon runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
75
yds
03:39
pos
10
13
Field Goal 7:22
38-D.Carlson 49 yards Field Goal is Good.
14
plays
20
yds
04:02
pos
10
7
Point After TD 11:24
43-A.Seibert extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 11:24
6-B.Mayfield complete to 81-M.Andrews. 81-M.Andrews runs 13 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
99
yds
03:36
pos
7
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 9:04
38-D.Carlson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 9:04
27-C.Cox runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
15
plays
80
yds
05:56
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 21 28
Rushing 13 11
Passing 7 14
Penalty 1 3
3rd Down Conv 5-15 5-10
4th Down Conv 3-3 1-1
Total Net Yards 339 524
Total Plays 73 71
Avg Gain 4.6 7.4
Net Yards Rushing 185 228
Rush Attempts 46 43
Avg Rush Yards 4.0 5.3
Net Yards Passing 154 296
Comp. - Att. 13-27 19-28
Yards Per Pass 5.7 10.6
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 6-63 10-100
Touchdowns 2 5
Rushing TDs 1 3
Passing TDs 1 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 2-0
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 5-49.2 3-45.7
Return Yards 51 19
Punts - Returns 1-2 1-2
Kickoffs - Returns 3-49 1-17
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-0
Kicking 3/3 5/6
Extra Points 1/1 5/5
Field Goals 2/2 0/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
14 Auburn 8-5 760619
7 Oklahoma 11-2 01414735
154 PASS YDS 296
185 RUSH YDS 228
339 TOTAL YDS 524
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
Je. Johnson 6 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
55.6% 93 0 1 120.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.4% 312 1 2 111.7
Je. Johnson 5/9 93 0 1
S. White 13 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
40% 35 0 0 69.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.9% 1679 9 3 143.1
S. White 4/10 35 0 0
J. Franklin III 5 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
42.9% 25 0 0 72.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
53.8% 204 1 0 132.4
J. Franklin III 3/7 25 0 0
K. Johnson 21 RB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 1 1 0 438.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 1 1 0 438.4
K. Johnson 1/1 1 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
K. Pettway 36 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
24 101 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
209 1224 7
K. Pettway 24 101 0 16
K. Johnson 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 33 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 33 0
K. Johnson 9 33 0 16
J. Franklin III 5 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 16 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
46 430 2
J. Franklin III 5 16 0 0
S. White 13 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
55 163 2
S. White 3 15 0 12
Je. Johnson 6 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
15 33 2
Je. Johnson 1 10 0 10
E. Stove 12 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 131 1
E. Stove 2 8 0 6
C. Cox 27 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 3 1
C. Cox 1 3 1 3
R. Davis 83 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
R. Davis 1 -1 0 -1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Slayton 81 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 56 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 56 0
D. Slayton 1 56 0 56
E. Stove 12 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 39 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
23 224 0
E. Stove 4 39 0 12
T. Stevens 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 21 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
31 487 3
T. Stevens 2 21 0 13
K. Davis 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 13 0
K. Davis 1 13 0 13
N. Craig-Myers 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 12 0
N. Craig-Myers 1 12 0 12
K. Johnson 21 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 5 0
K. Johnson 1 5 0 5
S. Truitt 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 4 0
S. Truitt 1 4 0 4
W. Hastings 33 K
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 3 0
W. Hastings 1 3 0 3
J. Harris 85 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 1 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 1 1
J. Harris 1 1 1 1
K. Pettway 36 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 14 0
K. Pettway 0 0 0 0
C. Griffis 86 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
C. Griffis 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
D. Davis 57 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
D. Davis 6-2 0.0 0
S. Roberts 14 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 2 0.0
S. Roberts 6-1 0.0 0
J. Davis 31 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
J. Davis 5-0 0.0 0
J. Holsey 15 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 3 0.0
J. Holsey 5-0 0.0 0
M. Adams 1 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
M. Adams 4-0 0.0 0
N. Ruffin 19 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
N. Ruffin 4-1 0.0 0
M. Atkinson 48 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
M. Atkinson 4-0 0.0 0
T. Williams 30 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
T. Williams 3-1 0.0 0
C. Davis 6 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
C. Davis 3-1 0.0 0
M. Davidson 3 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
M. Davidson 3-0 0.0 0
D. Brown 5 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Brown 2-0 0.0 0
T. Matthews 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 0.0
T. Matthews 2-1 0.0 0
D. Russell 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
D. Russell 2-2 0.0 0
A. Williams 79 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
A. Williams 1-1 0.0 0
J. Smith 4 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Smith 1-0 0.0 0
M. Swain Jr. 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Swain Jr. 1-0 0.0 0
C. Lawson 55 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
C. Lawson 1-1 0.0 0
D. Thomas 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 2 0.0
D. Thomas 1-0 0.0 0
D. Williams 49 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
D. Williams 1-2 0.0 0
T. Davis 13 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
T. Davis 0-1 0.0 0
J. Holland 4 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
J. Holland 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Carlson 38 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 1/1
SEASON FG XP
28/32 44/44
D. Carlson 2/2 49 1/1 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
K. Phillips 91 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 49.2 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
5 49.2 2
K. Phillips 5 49.2 2 63
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
K. Johnson 21 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 16.0 20 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 16.0 20 0
K. Johnson 2 16.0 20 0
S. Truitt 10 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 17.0 17 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 17.0 17 0
S. Truitt 1 17.0 17 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. Roberts 14 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 2.0 2 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 16.7 2 0
S. Roberts 1 2.0 2 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Mayfield 6 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
67.9% 296 2 0 180.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
67.9% 296 2 0 180.2
B. Mayfield 19/28 296 2 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
J. Mixon 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 91 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
187 1274 10
J. Mixon 19 91 2 35
S. Perine 32 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 86 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
196 1060 12
S. Perine 17 86 1 16
B. Mayfield 6 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 34 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 34 0
B. Mayfield 4 34 0 13
D. Westbrook 11 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 17 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 101 0
D. Westbrook 3 17 0 8
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Mixon 25 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 89 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
37 538 5
J. Mixon 5 89 0 32
M. Andrews 81 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 68 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
31 489 7
M. Andrews 3 68 1 33
D. Westbrook 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 59 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
80 1524 17
D. Westbrook 6 59 1 26
G. Lewis 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 40 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
32 388 2
G. Lewis 2 40 0 26
J. Mead 15 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 27 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 150 3
J. Mead 2 27 0 14
N. Basquine 83 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
20 265 2
N. Basquine 1 13 0 13
J. Smallwood 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 52 0
J. Smallwood 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
C. Kelly 19 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
12-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-2 0 0.0
C. Kelly 12-2 0.0 0
J. Evans 26 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 4 0.0
J. Evans 6-3 0.0 0
A. Thomas 13 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
A. Thomas 6-0 0.0 0
S. Parker 10 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 2 0.0
S. Parker 6-0 0.0 0
O. Okoronkwo 31 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
O. Okoronkwo 4-0 0.0 0
J. Thomas 7 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 2 0.0
J. Thomas 3-1 0.0 1
A. Roberts 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
A. Roberts 3-0 0.0 0
J. Wade 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Wade 3-0 0.0 0
E. Beal 14 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
E. Beal 3-2 0.0 0
J. Parker 9 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
J. Parker 2-1 0.0 0
R. Hunter 20 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
R. Hunter 2-0 0.0 0
M. Romar 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
M. Romar 1-1 0.0 0
D. Ward 87 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Ward 1-0 0.0 0
B. Mead 38 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Mead 1-0 0.0 0
N. Gallimore 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
N. Gallimore 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Seibert 43 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 5/5
SEASON FG XP
11/16 72/74
A. Seibert 0/1 0 5/5 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Seibert 43 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 45.7 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
48 41.1 2
A. Seibert 3 45.7 2 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Westbrook 11 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 17.0 17 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 27.1 17 0
D. Westbrook 1 17.0 17 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Westbrook 11 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 2.0 2 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 16.2 2 1
D. Westbrook 1 2.0 2 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 AUBURN 25 5:56 15 75 TD
7:08 AUBURN 8 1:01 3 0 Punt
4:29 AUBURN 20 1:15 5 13 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:24 AUBURN 25 4:02 14 38 FG
3:30 AUBURN 15 2:44 11 20 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:39 AUBURN 25 1:48 3 8 Punt
7:27 AUBURN 25 1:49 3 9 Punt
2:23 AUBURN 19 0:38 3 4 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:35 AUBURN 20 3:35 11 63 INT
2:30 AUBURN 9 2:28 10 91 TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:58 OKLA 17 1:36 5 21 Punt
5:54 OKLA 29 1:17 4 18 Punt
3:03 OKLA 10 2:48 8 26
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 OKLA 36 3:36 11 74 TD
7:16 OKLA 25 3:39 9 75 TD
0:41 OKLA 25 0:00 1 6
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 OKLA 25 2:21 6 75 TD
10:44 OKLA 32 3:11 10 43 FG Miss
5:30 OKLA 15 3:02 7 85 TD
1:37 OKLA 29 1:07 4 4
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 OKLA 33 2:20 6 67 TD
8:51 OKLA 20 6:12 10 30 Punt