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No. 2 Oklahoma stakes playoff spot, 41-17 over No. 10 TCU

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Baker Mayfield and No. 2 Oklahoma never fretted the potential consequences of having to play in the revived Big 12 championship game.

The Sooners just went out and proved how deserving they are of that playoff berth coming their way by dominating TCU again, 41-17 on Saturday in the second top-10 matchup in four weeks between the Big 12's top two teams.

''I'm really proud of our group for not listening to the entire narrative across the country that we shouldn't be playing this championship game and all that mess,'' coach Lincoln Riley said. "We knew there was going to be a championship game and that was just going to be part of our journey if we wanted to get to this place.''

Mayfield, the Heisman Trophy front-runner, threw four touchdown passes as Oklahoma (12-1, CFP No. 3) won its record 11th Big 12 title.

''The reason I came back was to play for a national title,'' Mayfield said. ''The most exciting thing about today is we control our destiny. ... That's all out in front of us.''

The Sooners are a lock Sunday to be in the College Football Playoff for the second time in three seasons. They are the only Big 12 team to make the four-team playoff format that started in 2014.

Mayfield was so confident in the Sooners winning their third straight Big 12 title that in postgame he wore a shirt he had from back-to-back championships that already been updated, showing the three in a row he has won since transferring from Texas Tech.

''I had it updated before Bedlam,'' Mayfield said, referring to game against rival Oklahoma State a month ago.

The Sooners probably would have made the playoff even if the Big 12 hadn't played its first championship game since 2010. But a loss would have likely knocked OU out of contention.

Oklahoma jumped out to a quick 17-0 lead, including Caleb Kelly's 18-yard fumble return for a touchdown after running back Kyle Hicks' turnover on the first offensive play by TCU (10-3, No. 11).

Kenny Hill threw two TD passes to get the Horned Frogs within 24-17 at halftime, but Oklahoma was in total control after scoring twice on its first three offensive plays after the break.

''Big plays, we gave up a couple. ... Two plays basically in the second half,'' TCU coach Gary Patterson said. ''The worst thing that could happen in the third quarter happened.''

A week before the Heisman winner will be named, Mayfield finished 15-of-23 passing for 243 yards and took game MVP honors. His first two touchdowns were to tight end Mark Andrews .

Hill opened the second half with three consecutive incompletions. On the first play after the punt, Mayfield hit Mykel Jones for a 55-yard catch-and-run score.

A fourth-and-1 stop by Oklahoma's defense, led another Sooners touchdown. Marquise Brown made an impressive over-the-shoulder grab for a 52-yard TD and a 38-17 lead.

Hill, who started his college career at Texas A&M behind Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, was 27-of-37 for 234 yards passing, and led TCU with 51 yards rushing.

''It's been a fun ride and a wild ride, and I think this guy (Patterson) here for giving me the opportunity to come here and play,'' Hill said. ''As far as Baker goes, man, he looks like the Heisman.''

THE TAKEAWAY

TCU: The Horned Frogs had allowed only six points (two field goals) combined after halftime in their last seven games. Even Oklahoma was scoreless in the second half of its 38-20 home win on Nov. 11. The 41 points are the most TCU has allowed this season.

Oklahoma: The Sooners' 11th Big 12 title overall was the first without Bob Stoops, the coach for their last national title in 2000 who resigned unexpectedly last summer. Riley, at 34 the youngest FBS head coach, is only the fifth coach in FBS history with no previous head coaching experience at a four-year college to win at least 12 games in his debut season.

TITLE GAMES

Oklahoma is 8-1 in Big 12 championship games, winning seven of them between 2000 and 2010, when the Sooners beat Nebraska in the league's last championship game until Saturday.

IMPRESSIVE GRAB

TCU was within 17-14 when John Diarse made a one-handed TD grab before falling out of bounds. Initially ruled an incompletion, TCU had a touchdown after the replay review. Diarse had immediately run to the sideline and told Patterson it was a catch. ''I told him I would take it as a catch as soon as they put their hands up,'' the coach said.

UP NEXT

TCU: The Horned Frogs could still possibly make it into one of the New Year's Six bowl games, and if not likely will be the Big 12 representative in the Alamo Bowl.

Oklahoma: The Sooners wait to find out who they will play and in which national semifinal game, the Rose Bowl or Sugar Bowl.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 2:18
43-A.Seibert 40 yards Field Goal is Good.
4
plays
-1
yds
02:50
pos
17
41
Point After TD 10:41
43-A.Seibert extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
38
Touchdown 10:41
6-B.Mayfield complete to 5-M.Brown. 5-M.Brown runs 52 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
59
yds
00:28
pos
17
37
Point After TD 14:26
43-A.Seibert extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
31
Touchdown 14:26
6-B.Mayfield complete to 3-M.Jones. 3-M.Jones runs 55 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
55
yds
00:11
pos
17
30
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:07
37-C.Bunce 26 yards Field Goal is Good.
13
plays
81
yds
03:38
pos
17
24
Point After TD 3:45
43-A.Seibert extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
24
Touchdown 3:45
6-B.Mayfield complete to 81-M.Andrews. 81-M.Andrews runs 6 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
46
yds
03:52
pos
14
23
Point After TD 7:44
37-C.Bunce extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
17
Touchdown 7:44
7-K.Hill complete to 9-J.Diarse. 9-J.Diarse runs 12 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
74
yds
03:56
pos
13
17
Point After TD 14:07
37-C.Bunce extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
17
Touchdown 14:07
7-K.Hill complete to 18-J.Reagor. 18-J.Reagor runs 29 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
75
yds
01:57
pos
6
17
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:29
43-A.Seibert extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
17
Touchdown 2:29
6-B.Mayfield complete to 81-M.Andrews. 81-M.Andrews runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
81
yds
05:42
pos
0
16
Point After TD 10:21
43-A.Seibert extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
10
Touchdown 10:30
21-K.Hicks to TCU 18 FUMBLES (9-K.Murray). 19-C.Kelly runs 18 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
75
yds
0:00
pos
0
9
Field Goal 10:35
43-A.Seibert 41 yards Field Goal is Good.
12
plays
51
yds
04:25
pos
0
3
Team Stats
1st Downs 20 22
Rushing 5 10
Passing 14 10
Penalty 1 2
3rd Down Conv 5-11 5-13
4th Down Conv 0-1 2-2
Total Net Yards 313 456
Total Plays 61 66
Avg Gain 5.1 6.9
Net Yards Rushing 83 218
Rush Attempts 24 43
Avg Rush Yards 3.5 5.1
Net Yards Passing 230 238
Comp. - Att. 27-37 15-23
Yards Per Pass 6.2 10.3
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-4 1-5
Penalties - Yards 7-70 3-30
Touchdowns 2 5
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 2 4
Other 0 1
Turnovers 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 0-0
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 5-38.0 2-43.5
Return Yards 52 55
Punts - Returns 1-52 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 2-36
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-19
Kicking 3/3 7/8
Extra Points 2/2 5/5
Field Goals 1/1 2/3
Safeties 0 0
1234T
11 TCU 10-3 0170017
3 Oklahoma 12-1 17717041
230 PASS YDS 238
83 RUSH YDS 218
313 TOTAL YDS 456
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Hill 7 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
73% 234 2 1 138.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
67.2% 2838 21 6 149.4
K. Hill 27/37 234 2 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
K. Hill 7 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 51 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
91 265 4
K. Hill 13 51 0 18
K. Hicks 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 32 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
133 597 4
K. Hicks 8 32 0 17
S. Olonilua 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
59 272 7
S. Olonilua 2 1 0 2
D. White 10 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 9 0
D. White 1 -1 0 -1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Diarse 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 66 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
33 543 3
J. Diarse 5 66 1 15
K. Hicks 21 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 58 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
22 266 1
K. Hicks 5 58 0 32
K. Turpin 25 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 39 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
38 382 1
K. Turpin 6 39 0 14
J. Reagor 18 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 30 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
28 407 7
J. Reagor 2 30 1 29
D. White 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 28 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
38 390 4
D. White 5 28 0 9
J. Stewart 14 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 90 1
J. Stewart 1 6 0 6
C. Hunt 81 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 63 0
C. Hunt 1 5 0 5
K. Hill 7 QB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 49 1
K. Hill 1 1 0 1
S. Olonilua 33 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 135 0
S. Olonilua 1 1 0 1
J. Austin 15 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 242 0
J. Austin 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
T. Howard 32 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
10-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-4 1 0.0
T. Howard 10-4 0.0 0
T. Summers 42 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-2 1 0.0
T. Summers 9-2 0.0 0
B. Banogu 15 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
B. Banogu 5-0 1.0 0
R. Issahaku 31 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 1 0.0
R. Issahaku 5-2 0.0 0
N. Orr 18 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 2 0.0
N. Orr 3-2 0.0 0
M. Boesen 9 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
M. Boesen 3-2 0.0 0
N. Small 2 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
N. Small 3-3 0.0 0
M. Simmons 3 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 0.0
M. Simmons 3-1 0.0 0
C. Bethley 94 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
C. Bethley 2-0 0.0 0
L. Collier 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 0.0
L. Collier 2-1 0.0 0
A. Evans 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Evans 1-0 0.0 0
R. Texada 11 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
R. Texada 1-0 0.0 0
M. Epley 40 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Epley 1-0 0.0 0
I. Gaines 6 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
I. Gaines 1-0 0.0 0
J. Gladney 12 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 2 0.0
J. Gladney 0-1 0.0 0
S. Douglas 35 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
S. Douglas 0-1 0.0 0
C. Bradley 56 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 1 0.0
C. Bradley 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Bunce 37 P
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 2/2
SEASON FG XP
4/5 13/14
C. Bunce 1/1 26 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Nunez 29 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 36.3 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
61 39.3 2
A. Nunez 4 36.3 2 42
A. David 22 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 45.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
5 44.6 0
A. David 1 45.0 0 45
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
K. Turpin 25 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 52.0 52 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
15 16.6 52 1
K. Turpin 1 52.0 52 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Mayfield 6 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.2% 243 4 0 211.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
71% 4340 41 5 203.8
B. Mayfield 15/23 243 4 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
R. Anderson 24 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
24 93 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
162 960 11
R. Anderson 24 93 0 14
B. Mayfield 6 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 65 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
85 310 5
B. Mayfield 6 65 0 54
T. Sermon 4 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 63 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
119 710 5
T. Sermon 10 63 0 19
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
M. Brown 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 87 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
49 981 6
M. Brown 3 87 1 52
M. Jones 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 67 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 310 1
M. Jones 3 67 1 55
M. Andrews 81 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 58 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
58 906 8
M. Andrews 7 58 2 17
D. Flowers 36 FB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 18 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
23 411 4
D. Flowers 1 18 0 18
T. Sermon 4 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 139 2
T. Sermon 1 13 0 13
C. Lamb 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
40 741 7
C. Lamb 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
W. Johnson 12 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 2 0.0
W. Johnson 7-1 0.0 1
E. Beal 14 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-2 1 0.0
E. Beal 7-2 0.0 0
O. Okoronkwo 31 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
O. Okoronkwo 5-1 0.0 0
P. Motley 11 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 2 0.0
P. Motley 5-1 0.0 0
C. Kelly 19 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
C. Kelly 4-0 0.0 0
T. Norwood 13 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
T. Norwood 4-1 0.0 0
S. Parker 10 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
S. Parker 4-0 0.0 0
Ke. Murray 9 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
Ke. Murray 3-1 0.0 0
M. Overton 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
M. Overton 2-1 0.0 0
K. Mann 55 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
K. Mann 2-0 0.0 0
D. Faamatau 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Faamatau 2-0 0.0 0
A. Bledsoe 72 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
A. Bledsoe 2-0 1.0 0
D. Ward 87 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
D. Ward 1-1 0.0 0
C. Sylvie 28 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Sylvie 1-0 0.0 0
D. Lampkin 57 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
D. Lampkin 1-1 0.0 0
N. Gallimore 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
N. Gallimore 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Seibert 43 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/3 5/5
SEASON FG XP
15/18 75/75
A. Seibert 2/3 41 5/5 11
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Seibert 43 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 43.5 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
36 42.6 1
A. Seibert 2 43.5 1 51
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Badet 2 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 24.0 24 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
12 22.4 24 0
J. Badet 1 24.0 24 0
M. Sutton 21 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 12.0 12 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
19 21.1 12 0
M. Sutton 1 12.0 12 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:30 TCU 25 0:00 1 -7 TD
10:21 TCU 25 2:03 6 29 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2:29 TCU 25 1:57 9 75 TD
11:40 TCU 26 3:56 9 74 TD
3:45 TCU 25 3:38 13 66 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TCU 25 0:17 4 -10 Punt
14:26 TCU 25 3:11 6 34 Downs
10:41 TCU 25 2:24 5 5 Punt
5:19 TCU 4 0:00 1 96 INT
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2:14 TCU 25 1:50 7 27 Punt
10:29 OKLA 36 2:20 4 -6 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 OKLA 25 4:25 12 51 FG
8:11 OKLA 19 5:42 10 81 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:59 OKLA 16 2:14 4 58 FG Miss
7:37 OKLA 49 3:52 9 51 TD
0:04 OKLA 25 0:00 1 -1 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:37 OKLA 45 0:11 1 55 TD
11:09 OKLA 41 0:28 2 59 TD
8:09 OKLA 20 2:39 7 40 Punt
5:08 TCU 12 2:50 4 -11 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:43 OKLA 7 3:58 7 30 Punt
8:00 OKLA 20 6:54 12 54