Baker Mayfield becomes first senior to win Heisman in 11 years

Chill Lamar Jackson returns to NYC as relaxed Heisman finalist

I think the whole thing was blown up more than it needed to be, but things are amplified when you're the best player in college football, so I do understand that part of the deal.

Mayfield won college football's most prestigious individual honor in a landslide over runner-up Bryce Love of Stanford and last year's Heisman victor, Lamar Jackson of Louisville.

Mayfield is the 83rd college player to be honored with the Heisman Trophy and the sixth Oklahoma Sooner to win the award, joining Billy Vessels (1952), Steve Owens (1969), Billy Sims (1978), Jason White (2003) and Sam Bradford (2008).

For Baker Mayfield, the third time was the charm. He finished third nationally in passer rating in 2015, set the single-season FBS passer rating record previous year and is on pace to break his own record this season. He also has 310 yards and five touchdowns as a runner.

Mayfield won the award over fellow finalists Bryce Love of Stanford and 2016's Heisman Trophy recipient Lamar Jackson of Louisville.




It's a club Mayfield rightfully belongs to.

For the second year in a row, he completed 71 percent of his passes, which led the nation. He threw for 598 yards in a Bedlam rivalry win over Oklahoma State, and he was almost flawless (27 of 35 for 386 yards and three TDs) in a 31-16 road win at Ohio State.

Mayfield still has some unfinished business to attend to this season. His Sooners will play the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs in the Rose Bowl on January 1st, 2018.

In other years, that may have been reason enough to not vote for Mayfield if the other candidates were even in the same stratosphere as him, but they're not, and that's why he may set a record for margin of victory when the Heisman is announced.

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