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Adam Hermann | NCAA.com | January 1, 2018

Watch: Baker Mayfield catches TD on wild Oklahoma gadget play

The first half of Monday’s Rose Bowl was replete with offensive fireworks — 650 yards and 45 points — and Heisman winner Baker Mayfield has a flair for the dramatic…

…so the Sooners did something to cap the first half that few in the Bowl (or on Georgia’s defense) expected: they threw a touchdown to their Heisman-winning QB.

Seriously.

Check it out:

This is a great play call for a number of reasons — but nothing matters if freshman CeeDee Lamb doesn’t perfectly execute his end of the deal.

When Lamb keeps the ball an extra second on the right side of the field, both Georgia defenders commit to stopping the runner… and leave Mayfield all alone in the back of the end zone.

MORE: Oklahoma vs. Georgia score, live updates, highlights from the Rose Bowl

Mayfield had tossed 129 career touchdowns heading into Monday afternoon’s showdown, and rushed for 21 scores, but he’d never caught a single pass before Lincoln Riley dialed up this doozy of a call.

For his part, this was Lamb’s first pass as a college player. One touchdown on one attempt. Not a bad start.

The touchdown gave Oklahoma a 31-17 lead over Georgia at halftime.

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