Week 7 of the 2016 college football season has come to a close. Here are the weekly superlatives from Week 7 as a part of College Football Blitz.
The college football season heads into Week 8 after an exciting end to Week 7. Though no major team was upset, there were a lot of intriguing matchups on last week’s slate. Alabama beat Tennessee, Ohio State beat Wisconsin, and Notre Dame fell to 2-5.
The College Football Playoff picture is getting a little clearer, but there is still plenty of regular season football left to be played. Here are the weekly superlative winners of College Football Blitz, Week 7.
Offensive Player of the Week: Oklahoma Sooners QB Baker Mayfield
They may have started year out in a 1-2, but the Oklahoma Sooners look to be a terrifying team in the Big 12 for undefeated programs like the Baylor Bears and the West Virginia Mountaineers. The Sooners offense is turning around thanks to a great rapport between quarterback Baker Mayfield and wide receiver Dede Westbrook.
Last week, it was Westbrook that shined by setting a University of Oklahoma receiving record. In Week 7, it was Mayfield that completely tormented the Kansas State Wildcats defense. Kansas State had considerably one of the better defenses in the Big 12, if that means anything. Mayfield really didn’t care about that.
He completed 25-of-31 passes for 346 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception. His quarterback rating of 93.2 was stellar and Mayfield’s yards per attempt of 11.2 was simply outstanding. If he can continue to throw an accurate deep ball, it might actually help his NFL Draft stock.
Oklahoma improves to 4-2 on the year and 3-0 in Big 12 play. A two-loss Big 12 team is probably not going to make the third annual College Football Playoff. However, Oklahoma might prove to be the most lethal two-loss team in the country. They’re gelling mid-season. Nobody wants to play the Sooners in mid-October.