Baker Mayfield named Oklahoma's starting quarterback

No. 19 Oklahoma has named Baker Mayfield the starting quarterback over last year's starter, Trevor Knight.

Coach Bob Stoops made the announcement Monday.

Mayfield sat out last season after transferring from Texas Tech. As a freshman walk-on at Tech in 2013, he passed for 2,315 yards and 12 touchdowns in eight games and was named Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year. At Oklahoma, he will run new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley's Air Raid offense, the same system he ran at Tech.

Knight was the 2014 Sugar Bowl MVP and a key reason the Sooners were No. 4 last preseason. He was inconsistent once the games started, and the Sooners stumbled to an 8-5 record.

Cody Thomas will be the No. 3 quarterback.

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