Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield wins 2017 Heisman Trophy

Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield wins 2017 Heisman Trophy

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, who walked on at Texas Tech to begin his college career and walked on at Oklahoma after transferring to OU after the 2013 season, received 2,398 Heisman votes, 1,098 more than Stanford's Love. The Buckeyes should have made the College Football Playoff.

On Saturday night, former Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2011, used Twitter to make reference to Mayfield's crude gesture in a victory against the Jayhawks on November 18.

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield did what most everyone figured he would do on Saturday night: win the 83rd Heisman Trophy.

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The redshirt senior totaled 4,340 passing yards this season to go with 41 touchdowns and only five interceptions while rushing for 310 yards and five more scores.

The quarterback was arrested in February and pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors, including public intoxication. He did this all despite losing head coach Bob Stoops, Heisman finalist receiver Dede Westbrook and thousand-yard runners Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon from last year's team.

Few votes in Heisman history have been as lopsided as this year's, but it is tough to argue against the notion that Mayfield deserved to be a runaway victor. He's formed a flawless pairing with head coach Lincoln Riley, his offensive coordinator the past two years, as he established himself as a master of Oklahoma's wide-open offense with impressive arm strength, mobility and improvisational ability.

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