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Big 12 Conference championship: Oklahoma stakes playoff spot with 41-17 win over Texas Christian

Big 12 Conference championship: Oklahoma stakes playoff spot with 41-17 win over Texas Christian

Baker Mayfield and No. 3 Oklahoma were happy to have another game, even with the potential consequences. The Sooners definitely left no question about whether they will be in the playoff.

Heisman Trophy front-runner Mayfield threw four touchdowns and the Sooners staked their playoff spot with a 41-17 win over No. 11 Texas Christian in the return of the Big 12 Conference championship game Saturday.

“The reason I came back was to play for a national title,” Mayfield said. “The most exciting thing about today is we control our destiny. That's all out in front of us.”

With their record 11th Big 12 title, the Sooners (12-1) are a lock to be in the College Football Playoff for...

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