Since his removal from Saturday night’s win over TCU, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has passed both concussion tests given to him, one on the sideline during the game and another on Sunday, according to a report by Jason Kersey of The Oklahoman.
“OU medical staff will continue to monitor Mayfield’s status over the next couple days, but the signs so far appear good for Mayfield’s chances to play in next weekend’s season finale at Oklahoma State, where the Sooners can secure the Big 12 championship,” Kersey writes.
Another positive sign: the Sooners’ Heisman hopeful gun slinger is set to — possibly — meet with the media Monday.
Mayfield sustained a head injury after taking a blow to the helmet from TCU’s Ty Summers during the second quarter Saturday night. (Summers was ejected for targeting.) The quarterback remained in the game after sustaining the hit, leading the Sooners from a 7-0 deficit to a 23-7 halftime lead, but was pulled from the contest at halftime by Oklahoma’s team doctors.
Mayfield is the nation’s leader in passing efficiency, hitting 68.7 percent of his passes for 3,209 yards with 33 touchdowns and five interceptions while rushing for 343 yards and six scores.
A win Saturday night in Stillwater would clinch Oklahoma’s first outright Big 12 championship since 2010 and keep the Sooners in the thick of the College Football Playoff race.