Let’s consider this “Show-Me-Something” Saturday. This was a chance for a few of the top teams in the country to give us a little more clarity on who they truly are.

Well, it’s pretty clear that Oklahoma isn’t going to let Bob Stoops’ retirement spoil its chance to make a run to the College Football Playoff. The fifth-ranked Sooners absolutely manhandled No. 2 Ohio State 31-16 in Columbus.

A year after hearing chants of “O-H, I-O” inside their own stadium, the Sooners brought the boom to The Shoe, thanks to a runaway fourth quarter and another stellar performance by Heisman Trophy hopeful Baker Mayfield, who threw for 386 yards and three touchdowns (all three coming in the second half).

Sans Stoops, the Sooners are dispelling the preseason narrative that they’ll be too shorthanded to make a run with newer, younger coach Lincoln Riley. Mayfield, who proudly planted a giant OU flag in the center of Ohio State’s midfield scarlet “O” after winning his 10th straight road game, is a special player, and this team played special football against a Buckeyes team many picked to make the playoff and win it all.

On Saturday, Oklahoma looked like a playoff contender — maybe even the favorite — while Ohio State was a total pretender, completely out of sorts against a much better Sooners team.

While two of the three national champions in the playoff era have suffered home losses in September (Ohio State in 2014, Alabama in 2015), the Buckeyes still have a lot of defensive issues, and their offense continues to be an inconsistent mess against good defenses.