Mayfield with 3 TDs as No. 5 Sooners top No

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Guessing he knows what he's doing, even if I don't.

Mayfield led the Sooners to a 31-16 win at No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday, a game that marked the Buckeyes' largest margin of defeat at home since 1999.

Mayfield tossed three touchdowns on Saturday along with 386 yards and had only one incompletion in the second half as Oklahoma outscored the Buckeyes 28-13 in the final two quarters.

Oklahoma avenged a 45-24 loss to the Buckeyes' previous year in Norman. "There's not a bull's-eye on J.T. Barrett", Meyer told reporters, via Sports Illustrated.

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said Monday that he's concerned about the confidence of J.T. Barrett but remains committed to the veteran quarterback and first-year offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson, despite the Buckeyes' inconsistency through two games. Ohio State dropped all the way to eighth after their loss to the Oklahoma Sooners, behind Washington and MI. He was motivated by watching Ohio State sing "Carmen Ohio" after beating the Sooners 45-24 in Norman, Okla., last season. He went 19-of-35 for 183 yards with no touchdowns and an interception. It capped a four-play, 92-yard march.

The Sooners came up with key stop to start the fourth quarter, forcing an Ohio State incompletion on fourth down from the Oklahoma 36-yard line to regain possession. Dimitri Flowers led all pass catchers with seven catches for 98 yards and a touchdown.

Oklahoma and Ohio State played to a first-half stalemate, as the teams entered intermission tied at 3. There, surrounded by teammates, he attempted to plant the flag in the turf field. But the consensus belief among Las Vegas oddsmakers is that Ohio State remains playoff contenders.

Meanwhile, Sam Darnold and the University of Southern California climbed two spots in the poll after a dominant win over Stanford. He connected on 11 of 18 passes for 158 yards.

Ohio State tallied its first touchdown on a J.K. Dobbins 6-yard run, after the Buckeyes faced a short field thanks to Parris Campbell's 56-yard kickoff return to start the half. Snooze. But last week's win at Texas doesn't go away. Here is my top 10: Alabama, Oklahoma, Clemson, USC, Penn State, Oklahoma State, Michigan, Washington, Ohio State, Wisconsin.

"I remember losing a home game week two and then winning the rest of the games and getting rings", wrote Centerville grad and former defensive linemen Michael Bennett, "and it all worked out in the end, so don't panic".

OU scored back-to-back touchdowns to secure the road win.

"It certainly doesn't hurt", said West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen, whose team played well in Week 1 but lost a 31-24 showdown with Virginia Tech.