Sooners hoping to have a run like Ohio State did after loss

NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma players and coaches talked about Ohio State on Saturday.

And it wasn’t about next season’s game against the Buckeyes, either. 

Quarterback Baker Mayfield said coach Bob Stoops and offensive coordinator referenced Ohio State’s run to last year’s national title after losing to unranked Virginia Tech.

Ohio State went on to win the Big Ten and then win against Alabama and Oregon for the NCAA title.

Oklahoma lost to Texas Saturday, 24-17 and fell to 4-1 on the season and reportedly Stoops and Riley brought up the Buckeyes to motivate the Sooners. 

While OU lost its first game, there’s not a lot of similarities to Ohio State last year. The Sooners’ schedule is a lot tougher than what Ohio State faced last year. 

OU still has games left against three undefeated teams, including two in the top-five — Baylor and TCU. The Sooners are on the road this week at Kansas State Saturday.

"We struggled," Mayfield said. "It happens at times. We’ll fix it and move on. You’re pissed off, it’s not a good feeling. It’s a long bus ride back but we’re not even halfway through the season."