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OU Sooners beat Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks 59-17 at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium

Posted: 5:00 PM, Sep 10, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-10 23:32:55-04

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Baker Mayfield passed for 244 yards and three touchdowns in a half of work and No. 14 Oklahoma beat Louisiana-Monroe 59-17 on Saturday night in a warmup for its showdown with Ohio State.

Joe Mixon rushed for 117 yards, and Samaje Perine ran for two touchdowns. The Sooners (1-1) outgained the Warhawks (1-1) 640 yards to 350.

Oklahoma lost its opener to Houston and fell from No. 3 to No. 14 in the AP poll , but its home matchup with fourth-ranked Ohio State next week offers Oklahoma a chance to return to its place among the nation's top teams.

Garrett Smith passed for 251 yards and two touchdowns and R.J. Turner caught seven passes for 135 yards for ULM.

Mayfield completed 10 of 11 passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns in the first quarter to help the Sooners take a 21-0 lead. Mark Andrews opened the scoring with a 39-yard touchdown grab, Dimitri Flowers added an 8-yard touchdown catch, then Perine's 1-yard blast up the middle made it 21-0.

THE TAKEAWAY

LOUISIANA-MONROE: Smith was a dual threat in the opener when he ran for 150 yards and a touchdown in the win over Southern. He was one-dimensional against the Sooners, finishing with five yards on six carries.

OKLAHOMA: The Sooners re-established their run game. They gained just 70 yards on 26 carries against Houston, but bounced back with 288 yards on 46 attempts against ULM. Mixon, a sophomore, finished with the third-highest rushing yardage total of his career. Perine's two touchdowns gave him 39 in his career, tying him with Joe Washington for seventh in school history.

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