OU quarterback Baker Mayfield wins Heisman

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He sits atop the FBS record books with a career passing efficiency rating of 176.03, which is narrowly ahead of 2008 Heisman Trophy victor Sam Bradford's 175.62; Bradford also played QB at OU. On Saturday night, Mayfield took a huge step toward another kind of history, the type that would have seemed so unlikely when he first walked on in Lubbock four years ago: He's become an all-time college football great.

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

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield won the 2017 Heisman Trophy in a three-man field that also included Stanford's Bryce Love and last season's victor Jackson. He has also rushed for 310 yards and another five scores with no fumbles lost.

Mayfield also discussed overcoming some difficulties, and although he didn't name them specifically, his February arrest for public intoxication and his one-series suspension for making a lewd gesture toward Kansas Jayhawks players this season may have been among the incidents he was referencing.

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Mayfield, who finished third in the Heisman voting a year ago, leads the nation in completion percentage (.710), yards per pass attempt (11.8), yards per completion (16.6) and pass of plays of 20-plus yards (75).

To relive the best moments from Mayfield's Heisman season, you can check out this highlight video below, courtesy of Modell Highlights. The Sooners will take on the Georgia Bulldogs in a College Football Playoff semifinal matchup January 1.

Only USC and Notre Dame have had more Heisman winners than Oklahoma.

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