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oklahoma quarterback baker mayfield wins heisman trophy as top college player


share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressnew york (ap) — oklahoma quarterback baker mayfield wins heisman trophy as top college player.the associated press






baker mayfield won't start for no. 5 oklahoma against west virginia in home


oklahoma quarterback baker mayfield, who cursed at kansas players will not start against west virginia, sooners coach lincoln riley announced.        






oklahoma quarterback baker mayfield wins 2017 heisman trophy


mayfield is the sixth sooner to win the award overall and the third oklahoma signal caller since 2003 to claim the trophy.        






oklahoma quarterback baker mayfield wins heisman trophy


new york (ap) — oklahoma quarterback baker mayfield has won the heisman trophy, completing a climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players in the history of college football.the brash, flag-planting sooners star became the sixth oklahoma player to the win heisman in one of the most lopsided votes ever.stanford running back bryce love was the runner-up, making it five second-place finishes for the cardinal since 2009. louisville quarterback lamar jackson, last year's heisman winner, was third, the best finish by a returning winner since tim tebow of florida in 2008.mayfield received 732 first-place votes and 2,398 points. love had 75 first-place votes and 1,300 points and jackson received 47 and 793. mayfield received 86 percent of the total points available, the third-highest






oklahoma quarterback baker mayfield arrested


oklahoma quarterback baker mayfield has been arrested on suspicion of public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. mayfield, a heisman trophy finalist last year, was booked into the washington county jail after first walking, then running away and being tackled by an officer following an altercation near fayetteville's dickson street early saturday, police said. a preliminary police report said an intoxicated mayfield first told an officer he was trying to break up an altercation, but that he later “was yelling profanities and causing a scene” while the officer questioned another man. after mayfield was tackled, he refused to put his arms behind his back and was eventually forced into handcuffs before being arrested, police said. oklahoma spokesman michael houck said the s






baker mayfield arrested for public intoxication, resisting arrest


fayetteville, ark. -- oklahoma quarterback baker mayfield has been arrested and charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.mayfield, a heisman trophy finalist last year, was booked into the washington county jail after first walking, then running away and being tackled by an officer following an altercation near fayetteville’s dickson street early saturday, police said.a preliminary police report said an intoxicated mayfield first told an officer he was trying to break up an altercation, but that he later “was yelling profanities and causing a scene” while the officer questioned another man. after mayfield was tackled, he refused to put his arms behind his back and was eventually forced into handcuffs before being arrested, police said.oklahoma spokesman mich






baker mayfield wins walter camp award as college football's player of the y


oklahoma sooners quarterback baker mayfield has won the walter camp award, which is given out annually to college football's best player.        






gophers 4-1-1: everything on saturday's gophers-oregon state game


oklahoma quarterback baker mayfield clearly recalls the blowout in norman when ohio state came to town a year ago. the young buckeyes dominated, quieting the home crowd in a 45-24 thumping of the sooners.






oklahoma qb baker mayfield named the ap player of the year


new york — baker mayfield is the associated press college football player of the year, becoming the fourth oklahoma quarterback to win the award since it was established in 1998.mayfield easily outpointed stanford running back bryce love, who came in second. louisville quarterback lamar jackson, the other finalist and last year's heisman trophy winner, was third in the award announced thursday.mayfield received 51 first-place votes from the 56 ap college football poll voters who submitted player of the year ballots, and a total of 157 points. love (83 points) and jackson (39 points) each received two first-place votes and penn state running saquon barkley received a first-place vote and came in fourth.mayfield, love and jackson are also the finalists for the heisman, which will be handed o






oklahoma quarterback baker mayfield goes from walk-on to heisman trophy winner


in a college football season full of surprises, the heisman trophy turned out to be utterly predictable.oklahoma quarterback baker mayfield took the award as the 2017 season’s best player — as expected — at an award ceremony saturday evening in new york.leading the no. 2 sooners to the playoffs, mayfield was the most efficient passer in the nation and ranked second with 4,340 passing yards and 41 passing touchdowns.his often-spectacular play made him a landslide winner with more than 78% of the first-place votes, overshadowing the controversy over a lewd gesture he made toward opposing players late in the season.“this is unbelievable for me,” he said during an espn telecast of the ceremony. “it’s something words can’t even describe. it’s such an honor.”stanford running back bryce love, who






gesture will cost oklahoma's baker mayfield his start saturday


baker mayfield’s on-the-field antics caught up with him this time.oklahoma’s senior quarterback will not start his final regular-season game saturday at home against west virginia after making a lewd gesture against kansas. oklahoma coach lincoln riley also stripped mayfield of his captain status for the game, the result of which won’t keep the sooners out of the big 12 championship.riley made the announcements monday.“i knew something needed to be done,” mayfield said. “i put coach riley in a terrible spot. it’s not a decision any coach wants to have to make, but it was necessary. it was a hard conversation because he wants the best for me. it’s tough. it was difficult and our relationship was the main reason why it was such a hard conversation to have.”riley teared up as he explained why






college football notes: oklahoma qb baker mayfield named ap player of the year


baker mayfield is the associated press college football player of the year, becoming the fourth oklahoma quarterback to win the award since it was established in 1998.mayfield easily outpointed stanford running back bryce love, who came in second. louisville quarterback lamar jackson, the other finalist and last year's heisman trophy winner, was third in the award announced thursday.mayfield received 51 first-place votes from the 56 ap college football poll voters who submitted player of the year ballots and a total of 157 points, outdistancing love (83) and jackson (39).mayfield, love and jackson are also the finalists for the heisman, which will be handed out saturday night in new york.mayfield leads the nation in passer efficiency rating and has thrown for 4,340 yards and 41 touchdowns.






mayfield throws 4 tds as no. 2 oklahoma tops tulane 56-14


norman, okla. — baker mayfield passed for 331 yards and four touchdowns, and no. 2 oklahoma followed its impressive victory at ohio state with a 56-14 win over tulane on saturday.oklahoma receiver ceedee lamb caught four passes for 131 yards and two touchdowns before he was ejected for targeting on a block in the second quarter. marquise brown had career highs of six catches for 155 yards, including an 87-yard touchdown grab in the fourth quarter for the sooners (3-0).the sooners and green wave were tied at 14 in the second quarter before oklahoma's parnell motley returned an interception 77 yards for a touchdown to turn the momentum for good. oklahoma extended its nation-leading win streak to 13 games.tulane (1-2) scored on its first two drives and never scored again. dontrell hilliard ra






college football: baker mayfield selected ap's player of the year


baker mayfield has been selected the associated press college football player of the year, becoming the fourth oklahoma quarterback to win the award since it was established in 1998.mayfield easily outpointed stanford running back bryce love, who came in second. louisville quarterback lamar jackson, the other finalist and last year's heisman trophy winner, was third in the award announced thursday.mayfield received 51 first-place votes from the 56 ap college football poll voters who submitted player of the year ballots, and a total of 157 points. love (83 points) and jackson (39 points) each received two first-place votes and penn state running saquon barkley received a first-place vote and came in fourth.mayfield, love and jackson are also the finalists for the heisman, which will be hand






college football: iowa state stuns no. 3 oklahoma; no. 2 clemson wins but loses


kyle kempt passed for 343 yards and three touchdowns, including a 25-yarder to allen lazard that put iowa state ahead with 2:19 left, and joel lanning made plays on offense and defense to lead the cyclones to a stunning 38-31 victory over no. 3 oklahoma on saturday in norman, okla.the loss snapped oklahoma's nation-leading 14-game winning streak and the sooners' 18-game run against the cyclones that dated to 1990. it was just iowa state's second victory over oklahoma since 1961, and the cyclones (3-2, 1-1 big 12) did it without their starting quarterback.kempt, the senior who had thrown just two passes in his career before saturday, played because regular starter jacob park went on leave for undisclosed personal medical reasons late this week. the cyclones remained confident, despite havin






spotlight: oklahoma's baker mayfield's mouth — not his play — makes him the cent


the big 12 race began the day as clear as the beijing skyline. things were so confusing that even texas had a path to the title.there were six teams with a decent chance to make the conference championship game on dec. 2. it still could end up a bit messy, but some things are clear by the end of conference play saturday.oklahoma will play in the conference championship game and quarterback baker mayfield likes shaking hands.the no. 4 sooners clinched a title game spot by beating 1-10 kansas 41-3. but there was no brotherly love in this game, even though oklahoma coach lincoln riley and kansas quarterbacks coach garrett riley are actually brothers.before the coin toss, kansas captains daniel wise, dorance armstrong jr. and joe dineen jr. would not shake mayfield’s hand. so mayfield let his






baker mayfield arrested for public intoxication, resisting arrest


fayetteville, ark. -- oklahoma quarterback baker mayfield has been arrested and charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.mayfield, a heisman trophy finalist last year, was booked into the washington county jail after first walking, then running away and being tackled by an officer following an altercation near fayetteville’s dickson street early saturday, police said.a preliminary police report said an intoxicated mayfield first told an officer he was trying to break up an altercation, but that he later “was yelling profanities and causing a scene” while the officer questioned another man. after mayfield was tackled, he refused to put his arms behind his back and was eventually forced into handcuffs before being arrested, police said.oklahoma spokesman mich






brad biggs' mock nfl draft 3.0


49ers: leonard fournette, rb, lsusamantha baker / associated pressthe best way to take pressure off a quarterback and a struggling defense is a high-powered running game and some believe 49ers are leaning this way.the best way to take pressure off a quarterback and a struggling defense is a high-powered running game and some believe 49ers are leaning this way. (samantha baker / associated press)see more galleries






brad biggs' nfl mock draft 3.0


49ers: leonard fournette, rb, lsusamantha baker / associated pressthe best way to take pressure off a quarterback and a struggling defense is a high-powered running game and some believe 49ers are leaning this way.the best way to take pressure off a quarterback and a struggling defense is a high-powered running game and some believe 49ers are leaning this way. (samantha baker / associated press)see more galleries






iowa state's joel lanning plays both ways vs. oklahoma


norman, okla. — iowa state's joel lanning played both offense and defense against no. 3 oklahoma.lanning started the game at middle linebacker, then entered the game at quarterback with about four minutes left in the first quarter.with oklahoma ahead 24-13 at halftime, lanning had 25 yards passing, 18 yards rushing and three tackles. his role changed because starting quarterback jacob park went on leave for undisclosed medical reasons.lanning became the first iowa state player since dave mccurry in 1971 to get significant action playing both ways in a game, according to the des moines register.the senior ranked second in the big 12 and fifth in the nation in tackles per game heading into saturday's contest. he shifted from quarterback to linebacker during the offseason.lanning has 14 caree






vegas is betting on usc's sam darnold to win the 2017 heisman trophy


sam darnold entered last college football season as an unknown backup quarterback at usc.this year will be a bit different. not only is darnold the trojans’ unquestioned starter at the position, he is also a heisman trophy favorite.in fact, several las vegas books have darnold as the heisman trophy favorite — with, of course, more than three months to go before college football season begins and more than six months until the coveted award is presented to the best player in the nation.back in february, william hill u.s. had darnold tied at the top with louisville quarterback and returning heisman winner lamar jackson at 7-1 odds. but now the oddsmaker has the trojans qb as the sole favorite at 7-2, with jackson second at 15-2.also in february, bovada had darnold in a first-place tie with o






no. 10 tcu needs to contain 2nd-ranked oklahoma's offense


norman, okla. — don't blink when quarterback baker mayfield and oklahoma's high-powered offense take the field early in games.the sooners have averaged 34 points in the first half of their past five games and scored at least 20 points in the first half of all but two games this season. their most stunning early performance was a 38-point barrage in the first half of a win over tcu , which entered that game with the nation's no. 6 scoring and yardage defense.no. 2 oklahoma (11-1, 8-1 big 12, no. 4 cfp) will try to duplicate that early season effort in a rematch with no. 10 tcu in the big 12 championship game saturday in arlington, texas."for us, it's about adjusting on the fly," mayfield said. "we're going to have our base game plan and so will they. then when you play someone for the secon






four inmates including suspected murderer escape from oklahoma jail


four inmates including a suspected murderer escaped from an oklahoma county jail on monday, prompting a manhunt, a sheriff’s office said.the escape was the second in three months for two of the four from the lincoln county jail, about 45 miles northeast of oklahoma city, the county sheriff said, adding it was still looking at how the inmates escaped on monday morning.the four escapees included jeremy irvin, suspected of first degree murder. the others, trey goodnight, brian moody and sonny baker, were being held for property crimes, the sheriff’s office said.moody and baker escaped from the jail in march through air ducts and were captured a few days later.sheriff charlie dougherty told local media the jail has been overcrowded for years and in need of repairs.“we’ve got 30-something camer






oklahoma qb baker mayfield won’t miss games after arrest


oklahoma quarterback baker mayfield won’t miss any game time after his arrest in february.the school will require mayfield, a heisman trophy finalist last season, to do 35 hours of community service and participate in an alcohol education program. he will be eligible to play in the opener at home sept. 2 against utep. the school made the announcement thursday. police video shows mayfield walking, then trying to run away from police before being tackled by an officer following an altercation in fayetteville, arkansas. he was charged with disorderly conduct, public intoxication and resisting arrest after the feb. 25 incident.mayfield pleaded not guilty in april. fayetteville district court records show the case was scheduled for a plea bargain session wednesday, but no disposition had been f






san diego state wants to build a new stadium – la times


mason rudolph of oklahoma state is the winner of the johnny unitas golden arm award, which goes to college football’s top senior or fourth-year senior quarterback. rudolph leads the nation in yards passing with 4,553 and has passed for 35 touchdowns. among the other 10 finalists were oklahoma’s baker mayfield and ohio state’s j.t. barrett. ... clemson said that starting linebacker tre lamar, sidelined for the tigers’ last two games, also will sit out the acc championship game against miami on saturday night because of continuing shoulder problems. ... texas junior safety deshon elliott said he will skip the longhorns’ bowl game and make himself available for the nfl draft. the thorpe award finalist led the longhorns with six interceptions as texas became bowl eligible for the first time si






chill: jackson returns to nyc as relaxed heisman finalist


new york — lamar jackson gets asked to do the heisman trophy pose a lot.no matter where he goes, even in bustling and crowded times square, he gets recognized often. no sooner was jackson done talking about the fame that has come from winning the heisman last season did a couple of young fans stop him in a manhattan hotel to get a selfie with louisville's star quarterback.jackson leaned in with a big smile.just like last year, jackson is a heisman trophy finalist. unlike last year, jackson is not expected to win. oklahoma quarterback baker mayfield is the favorite to take home the trophy on saturday night. on friday, jackson, mayfield and stanford running back bryce love arrived in the big apple on the tail end of a busy week of bouncing around the country. the three finalists met with rep






iowa state’s joel lanning plays both ways vs. oklahoma


norman, okla. (ap) — iowa state’s joel lanning played both offense and defense against no. 3 oklahoma.lanning started the game at middle linebacker, then entered the game at quarterback with about four minutes left in the first quarter.with oklahoma ahead 24-13 at halftime, lanning had 25 yards passing, 18 yards rushing and three tackles. his role changed because starting quarterback jacob park went on leave for undisclosed medical reasons.lanning became the first iowa state player since dave mccurry in 1971 to get significant action playing both ways in a game, according to the des moines register.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the senior ranked second in the big 12 and fifth in the nation in tackles per game heading into saturday’s contest. he shifted from quar






back-to-back heisman? jackson looks even better this year


louisville, ky. (ap) — lamar jackson has looked even better than last year, when his performance was good enough to make him the youngest player to ever win the heisman trophy.this year, the junior quarterback has posted remarkably similar, eye-opening statistics but the attention has been more muted after louisville stumbled through a 1-4 midseason stretch in atlantic coast conference play this year.his skills, leadership abilities and prospects as a pro quarterback have been questioned, particularly after defending national champion clemson and qb counterpart kelly bryant upstaged jackson and the cardinals in a 47-21 loss in september.jackson has sidestepped questions about his nfl future and remained focused on helping louisville win. and while he doesn’t have the same talent around him






darren baker, dusty's son, plucked by nats


new york — darren baker got scooped up by dad’s team again.the son of washington manager dusty baker was drafted by the nationals in the 27th round of the major league baseball draft wednesday — 15 years after he first made headlines on the baseball diamond.the younger baker, now an 18-year-old speedy shortstop at jesuit high school in california, was just 3 when he was a bat boy for the san francisco giants, managed by his father, in the 2002 world series. during game 5 against the angels, darren baker had run to the plate to pick up a bat when j.t. snow scored — and david bell was flying down the third-base line and heading home.snow quickly plucked baker out of the way , a moment that instantly became a part of world series lore.darren baker, who has a commitment to play at the universi






no. 2 oklahoma now has to win big 12 title to get to playoff


arlington, texas — oklahoma could already be playoff bound, except heisman trophy front-runner baker mayfield and the no. 2 sooners have to play in the revived big 12 championship game — and beat no. 10 tcu for the second time in four weeks.for a league left out of the college football playoff twice in the first three years of the system, the timing of its title game return could be less than ideal."we've known it for a while, and we're excited to play," oklahoma coach lincoln riley said. "if they all of a sudden sprung this on us here at the end, you probably wouldn't be real happy about it. it's another chance for us to go play. it's a great thing, i think, for our league to showcase two great football teams going at it."the sooners (11-1, 8-1, no. 3 cfp) would almost certainly be a lock






leach's young ex-texas tech qbs thriving as big 12 coaches


norman, okla. — while mike leach's air raid offense was posting astonishing numbers at texas tech, he didn't realize he also was helping mold a group of young coaches who would use the system to frustrate big 12 defenses for years to come.leach's former tech quarterbacks are gaining prominence as coaches at big 12 programs. lincoln riley recently was promoted from offensive coordinator to head coach at oklahoma. kliff kingsbury has been the head coach at texas tech since 2013, and his offenses have been nearly unstoppable. sonny cumbie is entering his fourth season as tcu's co-offensive coordinator, and his units with quarterback trevone boykin were among the best in college football.all three were on the red raiders team that won the 2002 tangerine bowl. kingsbury, the oldest, just turned






heisman trophy finalists: baker mayfield, bryce love and lamar jackson are invit


oklahoma qb baker mayfield, stanford rb bryce love and louisville qb lamar jackson are the three finalist for the heisman trophy.        






lincoln riley, 33, takes over as oklahoma's football coach


norman, okla. — just three years ago, lincoln riley was the offensive coordinator at east carolina.now, he'll take the reins at oklahoma, one of the most powerful programs in college football.the 33-year-old riley has stepped in for the retiring bob stoops and become the youngest head coach in the bowl championship subdivision."as a young guy, as a coach, when you decide you're going to do this, these are things you just dream about," riley said at a joint press conference with stoops on wednesday. "i feel like i'm honestly living a dream right now."though he is young, he is experienced and has had remarkable success with his offenses. his teams set numerous records at east carolina, and his success continued as oklahoma's offensive coordinator. in 2015, he helped the sooners rank fourth n






lincoln riley, 33, takes over as oklahoma's football coach


norman, okla. — just three years ago, lincoln riley was the offensive coordinator at east carolina.now, he’ll take the reins at oklahoma, one of the most powerful programs in college football.the 33-year-old riley has stepped in for the retiring bob stoops and become the youngest head coach in the bowl championship subdivision.“as a young guy, as a coach, when you decide you’re going to do this, these are things you just dream about,” riley said at a joint press conference with stoops on wednesday. “i feel like i’m honestly living a dream right now.”though he is young, he is experienced and has had remarkable success with his offenses. his teams set numerous records at east carolina, and his success continued as oklahoma’s offensive coordinator. in 2015, he helped the sooners rank fourth n






lincoln riley, 33, takes over as oklahoma’s football coach


norman, okla. (ap) — just three years ago, lincoln riley was the offensive coordinator at east carolina.now, he’ll take the reins at oklahoma, one of the most powerful programs in college football.the 33-year-old riley has stepped in for the retiring bob stoops and become the youngest head coach in the bowl championship subdivision.“as a young guy, as a coach, when you decide you’re going to do this, these are things you just dream about,” riley said at a joint press conference with stoops on wednesday. “i feel like i’m honestly living a dream right now.”most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.though he is young, he is experienced and has had remarkable success with his offenses. his teams set numerous records at east carolina, and his success continued as oklahoma’s offe






no. 3 oklahoma overcomes baylor 49-41 for 14th straight win


waco, texas — baker mayfield threw three touchdowns, including the go-ahead score the next snap after his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, and no. 3 oklahoma overcame a feisty baylor team 49-41 saturday night to stretch the nation's longest winning streak to 14 games.abdul adams had a 99-yard touchdown for the sooners (4-0, 1-0 big 12), his school-record run coming after a botched kickoff return.baylor (0-4, 0-1) led 31-28 after connor martin's 46-yard field goal late in the third quarter but oklahoma answered."you've got to have perseverance. you cannot expect that every one will be a blowout. you're going to have tight games like that," sooners coach lincoln riley said. "they're getting better and better. you've got to hang in there and keep swinging. our guys do that."adams, who finishe






college football: heisman finalists named


oklahoma quarterback baker mayfield and reigning heisman trophy winner lamar jackson of louisville are heisman finalists for the second straight year and will be joined in new york for the presentation ceremony by stanford running back bryce love.the three finalists were announced monday night. the award for most outstanding college football player will be given out saturday night.jackson is trying to become the second player to win two heismans, joining former ohio state star archie griffin, but mayfield will come to manhattan as the clear front-runner. he finished fourth in the heisman voting in 2015 but was not invited to new york. last year, he was one of five finalists and finished third behind jackson and clemson's deshaun watson.this season, mayfield has led the no. 2 sooners (12-1)