As Baker Mayfield and Patrick Mahomes get set to square off in the AFC Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs this weekend, Big 12 fans immediately think back to their Oklahoma and Texas Tech days.
And there will always be one game between these two that will be in Big 12 fans’ memories for a long time and it came on October 22nd, 2016.
This was a classic Big 12 shootout. By the way, how many times will this game be mentioned by pundits this week while they still assume the Big 12 doesn’t play defense?
Oklahoma won the game 66-59 in Lubbock as Baker Mayfield passed for seven touchdowns and 545 yards. Mayfield completed 27 of 36 passes and broke the school game touchdown mark of six held by Landry Jones. His TD passes went for 56, 49, 23, 23, 43, 34 and 15 yards.
Meantime, Patrick Mahomes threw for five touchdowns a ridiculous 734 yards for Texas Tech. His passing yards total tied the NCAA record, tying Connor Halliday when Washington State played California in 2014.
Here are some of the highlights from this game that the Big 12 Conference shared on its Twitter page on Monday.
The 125 points scored in this match up was the second-most in a game involving a ranked team. The record is 133 in No. 9 West Virginia’s 70-63 victory over No. 25 Baylor on Sept. 29, 2012.
The two teams passed the 1,640 yards gained when Nevada played San Jose State in 2001.
It was a record-setting night in Lubbock over four years ago. Could we get the same thing when the Cleveland Browns travel to Kansas City to play the Chiefs? It’s highly unlikely, although both offenses are firing on all cylinders, so never say never.
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