4. Baker Mayfield – QB – Oklahoma:
Baker Mayfield’s strong close to the season should earn him an invite to New York.
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Baker Mayfield is probably going to finish top four in the Heisman Trophy voting; not too shabby for a guy who’s now walked on at two different programs (OU and Texas Tech).
Mayfield won the starting job over Trevor Knight right before the season kicked off and he hasn’t looked back since (I really hope Trevor Knight called Katy Perry while he had the chance).
He had a good opener against Akron then started off shaky against Tennessee on the road in week two. Mayfield was able to gather himself and rally his troops as the Sooners came back down 14 to win in Knoxville in double overtime. That was when Oklahoma fans realized they might have something special.
It took the rest of the College Football world a couple of weeks to catch on but they did, and by Halloween it was apparent Mayfield was a star.
When it was all said and done Mayfield threw for over 3300 yards and had 35 touchdowns and only 5 interceptions. He also tacked on 420 yards on the ground and 7 more scores.
The loss to Texas probably cost Mayfield more than anything. Had he had some hype going into that game he might have been alright, but the world really caught on to who he was after that game.
There’s no argument that Oklahoma wouldn’t be where they’re at today if not for Baker Mayfield; and he should get an invitation to New York as a reward for his services.
Mayfield should be back next season and he’ll be a prime time candidate for the 2016 award.
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