Baker Mayfield Jokingly Blames Katy Perry for Oklahoma's 2014 Downfall

Andrew Gould@AndrewGould4Featured ColumnistSeptember 18, 2017

Baker Mayfield didn't play for the Oklahoma Sooners until 2015, but that didn't stop him from finding a scapegoat for the school's 2014 collapse.

Ranked No. 4 early in the season, the Sooners suffered a 37-34 upset to TCU. They later lost four of their last seven games, including a 40-6 Russell Athletic Bowl pummeling by Clemson.

On Monday, per the Associated Press' Cliff Brunt, Oklahoma's quarterback playfully pointed the finger at pop star Katy Perry.

Appearing as College GameDay's guest analyst before the TCU loss, she told then-quarterback Trevor Knight to call her. We're assuming he meant it in jest, as women have been blamed for men's shortcomings far too often.

Courtesy of's Eddie Radosevich in the clip above, Mayfield gave an ambiguous answer in regard to preferring Perry or Taylor Swift.

Saying there is no comparison seems inaccurate, as "They both sing" is a fair comparison. While the situation suggests he was siding with Swift, Mayfield appeared to appreciate Perry's work when lip-synching "California Gurls" in a wig and tutu last year.