Each week Sooners Illustrated will rank the top 11 players from Oklahoma’s past week’s performance.
Players are assigned a point value equal to the rating given by Bob and Justin. (Top player on either list gets 11 points, 11th player gets 1). That makes for a maximum of 22 points.
Here’s the OU 11 for Game 2:
T1. Joe Mixon (20 points): Mixon has quickly become Oklahoma best offensive weapon – in just about every phase possible. He was versatile last year, but he is becoming a complete back very quickly. He’s returning punts and finished with 139 total yards in the first half against the Warhawks.
T1. Baker Mayfield (20 points): Mayfield was the right kind of Mayfield against Louisiana-Monroe. He made the right decisions and finished 14-for-20 for 244 yards and three touchdowns. Mayfield didn’t have to scramble for time and didn’t take a sack.
3. Neville Gallimore (18 points): For all intents and purposes, this was Gallimore’s first game. He played a few snaps against Houston, but he shined against Louisiana-Monroe. With eight tackles and three tackles for loss, Gallimore likely played his way into the rotation.
4. Mark Andrews (12 points): Andrews set a new program record with his tenth touchdown catch in just 23 career receptions. As for Saturday, Andrews finished with two catches for 60 yards and that one touchdown.
T5. Samaje Perine (9 points): With Mixon playing well and Oklahoma ahead by 42 points at halftime, Perine didn’t get much work. He carried the ball 10 times for 58 yards – 5.8 yards per carry – and scored two touchdowns. He’s about as efficient as he’s been his whole career.
T5. Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (9 points): Okoronkwo can get to the quarterback, that’s for sure. He finished with three tackles and a sack against Louisiana-Monroe and is on pace for double-digit sacks this season.
7. Dede Westbrook (8 points): Westbrook didn’t find the end zone, but his chemistry with Mayfield is becoming more and more apparent. Mayfield targeted him more than any other player against ULM, and Westbrook finished with four receptions for 33 yards.
8. Dimitri Flowers (7 points): Flowers didn’t have a carry, but he was a key cog in Oklahoma’s rushing efficiency in the first half. Oklahoma went with a lot of two-back sets, but when they needed a yard, they went behind Flowers. Except for that one play-action pass where Mayfield found Flowers for a touchdown.
9. Bobby Evans (7 points): In his first career start, Evans sure looked the part of a sound right tackle. His communication with Dru Samia was great and left minimal gaps on the right side of the offensive line.
10. Kapri Doucet (3 points): Doucet got a chance to start, and he definitely looked good as Oklahoma’s SAM linebacker. Will Johnson should return against Ohio State, but the Sooners know that they have a competent back-up if Oklahoma should have to go with a bigger line-up.
11. Mykel Jones (2 points): Jones snuck into the game with the second-teamers in the second half and made quite an impact. He finished with the team lead with six receptions for 48 yards. He showed some wiggle in the open field and probably played his way into more snaps.
Honorable mention: Caleb Kelly