DAPHNE, Ala. – With Baker Mayfield and Sterling Shepard hooking up often, #12 Oklahoma beat #6 Baylor 44-34 on Saturday night to end the Bears’ FBS-best 20-game home winning streak and likely their playoff chances. Sterling Shepard had 14 catches for 177 yards with two touchdowns. These Sooner’s have won five in a row since a loss to Texas back in week five, and now control their destiny in the Big 12. If the Sooner’s can win next week at home against TCU and then in the Bedlam Series game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys, they would clinch their ninth Big 12 title.
For its impressive performance against Baylor, Oklahoma University has been voted this week’s winner of the United States Sports Academy’s Game of the Week. Oregon’s 38-36 victory over #7 Stanford came in second and Arkansas’ 31-14 win over #9 LSU was third.
An eminent national panel of 17 former and legendary coaches and administrators, chaired by Jack Lengyel, the former athletic director at the United States Naval Academy, selects the weekly winner of the Academy’s College Football Game of the Year Award by ballot.
At the end of the season, the best College Football Game of the Year is chosen from the pool of weekly winners. Past winners of these memorable games have included stunning upsets, conference championships, and BCS National Championship games.
Daniel Moore, the American Sports Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) 2005 Sport Artist of the Year, is commissioned by the Academy to create a painting honoring the selected College Football Game of the Year. The Academy, also known as America’s Sports University, donates the painting and $5,000 to the general scholarship fund of the winning school.
The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, regionally accredited, special mission Sports University created to serve the nation and world with programs in instruction, research, and service. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports. For more information about the Academy, call 251-626-3303 or visitwww.ussa.edu.