Riley, who took over as the Sooners' head coach when Bob Stoops stepped down, is the youngest coach in all of college football, and he already has a marquee win to put on his resume.
Now, he can thank Stoops for leaving him a program in pretty good shape, but it's not like he's an outside hire who came into a easy situation — he's been there the past two years as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, grooming Baker Mayfield into a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate three years running.
Riley, who got his coaching start as ECU's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, is quickly making a name for himself as a head coach.
Saturday's win at Ohio State only added to the hype.
Riley's Sooners battled with Ohio State to a 3-3 tie at the half. Riley and QB Baker Mayfield executed a pretty much flawless second half, Riley calling a great game and Mayfield performing on the field.
The Sooners out-scored Ohio State 28-13 in the second half, and Mayfield finished with 386 yards and 3 touchdowns while the defense all but shut down Ohio State QB JT Barrett, who finished 19 of 35 for 183 yards, no touchdowns and an interception.
It's only been two games for Riley as the OU head coach, but it would be hard to imagine a much better start.