3 reasons the Oklahoma Sooners shouldn’t hit the panic button yet

NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 16: Quarterback Baker Mayfield
NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 16: Quarterback Baker Mayfield /
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NORMAN, OK – OCTOBER 07: Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners gets around linebacker Joel Lanning #7 of the Iowa State Cyclones at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images) /

2. They still have Baker Mayfield

Having lost their first game of the season after showing themselves to be one of the top teams in the nation, the Sooners are going to need someone on this team who can put them on their back. Well, you know, thankfully they have someone on their roster who is used to trips to New York City for the Heisman ceremony.

Say what you will about Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, but two things that you can’t question about him are his passion for this football program and his talent on the field. I mean, the Oklahoma passion part was clearly evident when he planted the flag in the middle of Ohio Stadium after the win over Ohio State. And his talent speaks for itself whenever he’s out there on the field, and all things considered, he didn’t play all the poor in the loss, completing over 70 percent of his passes for 306 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions.

No one on this team knows more what this loss on Saturday means and no member of this Sooners team will go out of their way more to do whatever it takes to make sure this team’s title hopes are still alive than Mayfield. He knows what needs to be done going forward and he’ll be ready to hoist these guys on his back the rest of the way.