All posts tagged "Heisman Trophy"

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    Franchise Heisman Watch: Baker Mayfield’s Heisman hopes will take a (minor) hit, but should they?

    As the state representative for the Heisman Trophy Trust, I struck up a conversation with a Heisman...

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    Sporting News: The backstory behind Baker Mayfield’s journey from unwanted recruit to probable Heisman winner

    NORMAN — The list is almost laughable. Here’s a top quarterback recruit who never played a down...

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    John E. Hoover: What’s the hurry? For a memorable season, Sooners must first make memories

    NORMAN — Bob Stoops used to say everyone seemed in an awful hurry to get to the...

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    Franchise Heisman Watch: It’s Mayfield again, this time with lots of Love

    For the second week in a row, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was the unanimous leader in The...

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    John E. Hoover: Thanks to Mayfield, Anderson, Sooners remove all doubt

    NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma all but stamped its reservation to the Big 12 Conference championship game with...

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    John E. Hoover: Playoffs? Heisman? Heaven can wait for Sooners … at least until Saturday

    NORMAN — Everyone wants to crown Oklahoma into the College Football Playoff, just like they want to...

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    Sporting News: Is Baker Mayfield the best quarterback in Oklahoma history?

    Is Baker Mayfield the greatest quarterback in the history of Oklahoma football? As the No. 8 Sooners...

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    Franchise Heisman Watch: As Barkley slips, Mayfield makes his move

    Baker Mayfield is moving on up. The Oklahoma quarterback jumped from second in last week’s initial Franchise...

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    Week 9 Franchise Heisman Watch: We can all agree on something

    Well, it’s unanimous. At least among The Franchise hosts. Through eight weeks of the 2017 college football...

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    Baker Mayfield’s Heisman chances, Oklahoma’s playoff hopes, and other bold predictions for the Sooners

    Baker Mayfield's Heisman chances, Oklahoma's playoff hopes, and other bold predictions for the Sooners. Jeff Badet will have...

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    USC coach Clay Helton says famed alum O.J. Simpson won’t be allowed at practices

    Simpson won't be allowed at practices. Simpson reacts to being granted parole WATCH: O.J. Simpson reacts to being granted...

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    OU Football: Sooners QB Mayfield won’t miss games after arrest

    OU Football: Sooners QB Mayfield won’t miss games after arrest. He will be eligible to play in the...

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    Lincoln Riley, 33, takes over as Oklahoma’s football coach

    Lincoln Riley, 33, takes over as Oklahoma’s football coach. NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Just three years ago, Lincoln Riley...

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    BROWN: B12 TO BOB STOOPS – PLEASE DON’T GO!!!

    In the first decade of the 2000s, after Bob Stoops pole-axed Texas in 2000 and 2003 en...

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    Riley’s Contract Extended Through 2019

    Author: Mike Houck / Source: OU Athletics NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents approved a three-year...

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    2018 NFL Mock Draft: 49ers take RB No. 2 overall, Bills land a Heisman-winning QB

    Author: Dane Brugler / Source: CBSSports.com X WATCH & READ Way-too-early 2018 NFL Mock Draft: QBs x player version...

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    Sam Darnold vs. Saquon Barkley in 2017 will create 2018 NFL Draft debate

    Source: Sporting News Sam Darnold and Saquon Barkley (Getty Images) Sam or Saquon? That’s the question for...

  • Local College Sports
    Westbrook, Perine, Evans Picked on Day Three

    Author: Mike Houck / Source: OU Athletics NORMAN — Three University of Oklahoma players were selected ono the final...

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    The Latest: Broncnos take Jake Butt early in 5th round

    Source: FOX Sports PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Latest on the NFL draft (all times Eastern): 2:25 p.m. Michigan...

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    Familiar and Unfamiliar Faces Make Plays

    Author: Robert Allen / Source: Scout.com There was plenty of newly started Heisman Trophy candidate Mason Rudolph, but some...

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    Tim Tebow homers twice, strikes out 5 times in 1st series

    Source: FOX Sports COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Tim Tebow has completed his first series with the Columbia Fireflies,...

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    Tim Terrific: Tebow homers in 1st AB as Mets minor leaguer

    Source: ajc Columbia Fireflies’ Tim Tebow watches his home run in his first at bat on the...

  • Local College Sports
    Baker Mayfield Deserving of All the Way-Too-Early Heisman Hype

    We’re speaking, of course, of starting quarterback Baker Mayfield, who will be back in 2017 for his third season as the Sooner starting QB. He ranked second on the country in yards per completion (15.6) and fourth in both pass completions of at least 40 yards (22) and average points responsible for in...

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    Oklahoma Sooners QB Baker Mayfield arrested

    Oklahoma Sooners QB Baker Mayfield arrested. Quarterback Baker Mayfield of the Oklahoma Sooners was arrested early Saturday morning in Fayetteville, Ark., and charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct, fleeing and resisting arrest. Mayfield, a 2016 Heisman Trophy finalist, was arrested at 2:56 a.m. and was released from the Washington County (Arkansas) Jail at 11:23...

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    Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield charged with intoxication, fleeing

    Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield charged with intoxication, fleeing. Oklahoma Sooners quarterback and Heisman finalist Baker Mayfield was arrested in Fayetteville, Ark. early Saturday morning on four charges. Mayfield was charged with public intoxication, fleeing, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. He was released from Washington County Jail at 11:23 a.m. CT. Per a police report obtained by NFL.com,...

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    Oklahoma football preview: Sooners 2017 schedule, roster and three things to watch

    Oklahoma football preview: Sooners 2017 schedule, roster and three things to watch. Bob Stoops enters his 19th season with another team that could make a run at the College Football Playoff. The Sooners are ranked No. When is Oklahoma's spring game? 2017 Oklahoma roster Oklahoma's roster will be updated in the spring and summer here. Oklahoma has...

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    Bob Stoops lauds Oklahoma’s offensive haul on Signing Day

    Bob Stoops lauds Oklahoma’s offensive haul on Signing Day. Oklahoma in 2017 brings back one of the sport’s most accomplished quarterbacks in Baker Mayfield but must replace three other valuable offensive players in Heisman finalist Dede Westbrook and star running backs Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon. Fortunately for Sooners coach Bob Stoops, he addressed...

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    Season report card: Oklahoma Sooners

    Despite starting the season 1-2 following losses to Houston and Ohio State, Oklahoma roared back to become the first Big 12 team in seven years to run the table in league play. Here's a closer look at Oklahoma's season with the Sooners' season report card: Heisman finalists Dede Westbrook, No. 11, and Baker Mayfield...

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    Baker Mayfield is College Football’s Most Fun Player

    Baker Mayfield is College Football's Most Fun Player. © Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports Lamar Jackson, Louisville's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, finished the season accounting for 51 total touchdowns. Clemson's Deshaun Watson is presently getting ready to throw thunderbolts at the Alabama defense in next week's title game. Pregame chatter centered on how the high-flying Sooners...

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    Sooners’ big stars key Sugar victory

    BUTCH DILL Credit: AP Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws a pass during the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game against Auburn, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in New Orleans. Joe Mixon emerged from his recent controversy with big plays that had teammates lifting him off his feet in celebration. 14...

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    Sugar Bowl Win Caps Sweet Season

    Sugar Bowl Win Caps Sweet Season. Quarter-by-Quarter Team 1 2 3 4 14 Auburn 7 6 0 6 19 7 Oklahoma 0 14 14 7 35 Team Stats Stat 17 Auburn 35-19 in the Sugar Bowl on Monday night. Auburn (8-5), which wound up in the Sugar Bowl despite dropping its last two Southeastern Conference games...

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    Final: Baker Mayfield wins MVP honors as Oklahoma tops Auburn

    Getty Images NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 02: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners celebrates after defeating the Auburn Tigers 35-19 during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 2, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Baker Mayfield passed for 296...

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    University of Oklahoma Sooners beat Auburn Tigers in Sugar Bowl

    University of Oklahoma Sooners beat Auburn Tigers in Sugar Bowl. With hours left to go, the University of Oklahoma Sooners got ready to take on the Auburn Tigers in the Sugar Bowl. All rights reserved. NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Baker Mayfield passed for 296 yards and two touchdowns, including one scoring pass to fellow Heisman...

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    Sooners Easily Handle Auburn In Sugar Bowl

    First Downs 22 28 Passing Yards 154 296 Rushing Yards 185 228 Penalties-Yards 6-63 10-100 3rd Down Conversions 5-15 5-10 4th Down Conversions 3-3 1-1 Punts-Avg 5-49.2 3-45.7 Turnovers: 1 0 Time of Possession 26:42 33:18 Statistical Leaders Passing C-Att Yds Long Pettway (AUB) 24 101 0 16 Mixon (OKLA) 19 91 2...

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    John E. Hoover: Baker Mayfield and his big dreams ‘will be tested’ by Auburn defense

    NEW ORLEANS — Baker Mayfield recalls his experience getting to know Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson during...

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    How Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops has fared vs. SEC in bowl games

    How Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops has fared vs. SEC in bowl games. Stoops has faced off against the SEC in six different bowls (against six different teams), winning two of those contests. Stoops’ next opportunity against the SEC comes in the Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl against Auburn, a team that the Sooners haven’t faced...

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    Auburn needs teamwork to contain Sooners WR Dede Westbrook

    AUBURN, Ala. — Covering prolific Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook, who was a Heisman Trophy finalist, in the Sugar Bowl will require a group effort for Auburn’s secondary. Westbrook is fifth nationally with 1,465 receiving yards, and his average of 19.8 yards per reception is the highest of any of the 34 receivers...

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    Auburn offense vs. Oklahoma defense getting overlooked ahead of Sugar Bowl

    Auburn offense vs. Oklahoma defense getting overlooked ahead of Sugar Bowl. AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn running back Kerryon Johnson knows where the attention is going in the buildup to the Sugar Bowl. If we don’t score points, we won’t win. We’ve proven that through the whole year, so we know what we have to do.”...

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    Auburn no match for Sooners

    Jack Mildren scores one of his three touchdowns in the 1972 Sugar Bowl. OKLAHOMA CITY – The only time Oklahoma and Auburn have met on the gridiron was 45 years ago in the 1972 Sugar Bowl. 1, and Oklahoma was No. The Sooners easily dispatched Oklahoma State the week after the Nebraska loss and were...

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    Collected Wisdom: Sooner football great Tinker Owens, 62, Norman

    Tinker Owens eventually went to OU, too, and became one of the Sooners' greatest receivers. In those wishbone days, Owens had just 62 career catches but averaged 23 yards a catch and made all-American in both 1974 and 1975. Looking back, hard to believe how many guys that we've lost from those great Sooner...

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    Bob Stoops: Oklahoma background checks didn’t uncover Dede Westbrook arrests

    Bob Stoops: Oklahoma background checks didn't uncover Dede Westbrook arrests. Inside College Football All-America Team: Dede Westbrook 1:59 Loading Shortly after Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook made his rounds through the media tour as a 2016 Heisman Trophy finalist, it was revealed that the former JUCO prospect had been arrested twice and once...

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    Several Sooners, OSU’s James Washington make ESPN’s top 50 college football players list

    Several Sooners, OSU's James Washington make ESPN's top 50 college football players list. Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Dede Westbrook (11) makes a reception across the middle during NCAA football action between OU and OSU in Norman on December 3, 2016. JOEY JOHNSON/For the Tulsa World From Staff Reports ESPN staff released its updated top...

  • Local College Sports
    What you need to know about CFB’s Top 16

    Heisman-winning quarterback Jameis Winston threw 40 touchdown passes last season, most by any freshman in FBS history. The Crimson Tide have been in the preseason top 5 each of the last five years, tying the longest streak in school history (1978-1982). Auburn, which finished 12-2 in 2013, has won 10-plus games in back-to-back seasons...

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    VIDEO: Bob Stoops on Dede Westbrook

    Following recently discovered events in Dede Westbrook’s history before coming to OU, Bob Stoops fields questions from...

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    Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops says he’s ‘not part of’ school’s background check process

    Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops says he's 'not part of' school's background check process. Coach Bob Stoops (left) leaves the field as an OU player carries the Bedlam trophy. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World Related story: Twice arrested on domestic violence complaints, OU’s Dede Westbrook took a complicated route to stardom Oklahoma football: Baker Mayfield, Dede Westbrook...

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    Sooners Finish Third & Fourth in the Heisman

    Sooners Finish Third & Fourth in the Heisman. Baker Mayfield (QB, Oklahoma) 361 (26) 4. Mayfield leads the nation in pass efficiency rating (197.8; the NCAA single-season record is 191.8; next highest Power 5 figure this year is 176.5), completion percentage (71.2) and yards per pass attempt (11.1; only one other player is above...

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    John E. Hoover: Heisman Trophy glory, explained on one voter’s ballot

    The Heisman Trophy ballot is never easy. Some years, it’s easier than others to vote for three...

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    Oklahoma football: Twitter reaction to Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook being Heisman finalists

    Oklahoma football: Twitter reaction to Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook being Heisman finalists. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and receiver Dede Westbrook both received invitations to New York City for the Heisman Trophy ceremony Monday, becoming the first pair of players from the same school to do so since USC in 2005. They are joined...

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    No longer the underdog, Oklahoma QB Mayfield still has fire

    Baker Mayfield FILE - In a Nov. 19, 2016, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield starts to throw a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against West Virginia, in Morgantown, W.Va. Mayfield made his name as an underdog with something to prove. He's still an emotional sparkplug, but...

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    Heisman Trophy Winners

    Bradford, a sophomore, broke Jason White's school record for touchdowns in a season (50) and in a career (88). White set school records at the time for touchdown passes in a season (40) and game (5, twice). 2 at OU. Sims led the nation in rushing, averaging more than 7.0 yards per carry. Sims led the...

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    Billy Sims Weighs in on Mayfield, Westbrook

    He definitely could have played with me back in the day, I guarantee you. So hopefully he can talk to those other guys — those running backs we've got — (and convince them to do the same). 1978 Heisman Trophy winner Billy Sims with Dede Westbrook Friday night in New York. Q: What do you...

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    2 Sooners at Heisman presentation, but Louisville QB is favorite

    2 Sooners at Heisman presentation, but Louisville QB is favorite. NEW YORK — Together, Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook were practically unstoppable for Oklahoma. Westbrook is a big play waiting to happen, a receiver who can turn just about any play into a long touchdown. “I would be so much more nervous than I am...

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    Where ESPN projects Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook would go in NFL Draft

    Where ESPN projects Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook would go in NFL Draft. IAN MAULE/Tulsa World File ESPN's Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. gave their NFL Draft projections for the five Heisman Trophy finalists, including OU's Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook. Mayfield already announced that he intends to return to the Oklahoma Sooners...

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    USA Today’s All-American honors include OU’s Heisman finalists

    USA Today's All-American honors include OU's Heisman finalists. Oklahoma Sooners Heisman finalists Dede Westbrook (left) and Baker Mayfield (right). IAN MAULE/Tulsa World File From usatoday.com Twelve teams had multiple players earn first- or second-team All-America honors from USA Today, including the Oklahoma Sooners. The two Heisman finalists from OU, receiver Dede Westbrook and quarterback Baker...

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    OU insider: Two Heisman finalists shows how dominant the Sooners are with the ball

    The Heisman Trophy is supposed to go to college football best player. But the best offense is college football belongs to the Sooners. OU averaged 51.1 points a game. Oklahoma State snapped the ball just 62 times last Saturday. The Sooners played solid defense in the second half. In a 60-minute game, OU possessed the ball for...

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    Westbrook becomes OU’s first ever Biletnikoff Award winner

    But about that pair from Oklahoma … Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook are certainly deserving: Mayfield led the country with a 71.2 completion percentage and threw for 3,669 yards (ninth nationally), while Westbrook finished with 1,311 yards over Oklahoma’s last nine games. But about their path … Mayfield and Westbrook are not only...

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    Westbrook Wins OU’s First Biletnikoff Award

    ATLANTA — On the evening before he travels to New York with teammate Baker Mayfield for Heisman Trophy festivities, Dede Westbrook got his postseason awards tour off to a successful start Thursday when he was named the first Biletnikoff Award winner in University of Oklahoma history as college football's outstanding receiver for...

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    Oklahoma football: The Sooners’ rich history with the Heisman Trophy

    Only Notre Dame (seven), Ohio State (seven) and USC (six) have more Heisman winners than Oklahoma. Jason White (2003) The Tuttle High School graduate overcame two ACL injuries to guide Oklahoma to a BCS title berth after passing for 3,744 yards and 40 touchdowns in his junior season. Quarterback U. While White wasn’t able to...

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    Two OU Sooners make the Heisman finalist list

    Two OU Sooners make the Heisman finalist list. You need to have the Adobe Flash Player to view this content. Please click here to continue. The 2016 Heisman Trophy finalists include two Oklahoma Sooners. Quarterback Baker Mayfield and wide receiver Dede Westbrook are in the top five. Also on the list are University of Louisville quarterback Lamar...

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    Louisville’s Lamar Jackson heads 2016 Heisman Trophy finalists

    Louisville's Lamar Jackson heads 2016 Heisman Trophy finalists. The winner will be named on Dec. 10. USA TODAY Sports (Photo: Jamie Rhodes, USA TODAY Sports) Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson and Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook were named as finalists for the 2016...

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    2016 ESPN.com All-Big 12 team: Sooners’ Heisman finalists lead way

    The speedy Heisman finalist's production in nine Big 12 games was truly ridiculous: 1,311 receiving yards, 17 total TDs, 23 yards per catch and 50 yards per TD play. WR James Washington, Oklahoma State: This was another impressive season for the dangerous downfield threat, with more than 1,200 receiving yards, nine scores and...

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    2 Sooners Among Heisman Trophy Finalists

    2 Sooners Among Heisman Trophy Finalists. Quarterback Baker Mayfield and wide receiver Dede Westbrook of the Oklahoma Sooners celebrate after the game against the Baylor Bears on November 12, 2016 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. This time in New York with the Heisman Trophy on the line. The Atlantic Coast Conference quarterbacks...

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    Mayfield, Westbrook Named Heisman Trophy Finalists

    Mayfield, Westbrook Named Heisman Trophy Finalists. NORMAN — For the first time since 2004 and for the fifth time ever, a school has produced a pair of official Heisman Trophy finalists in the same season. Oklahoma accomplished the feat Monday when quarterback Baker Mayfield and wide receiver Dede Westbrook were named finalists for college...

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    Heisman Trophy: Jackson, Watson, Peppers and two Sooners named finalists

    Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson runs with the ball during a game against Kentucky on Nov. 26. (Andy Lyons / Getty Images) Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is a Heisman Trophy finalist for the second consecutive season, joining Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers and Oklahoma teammates Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook. Just like...

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    Oklahoma Sooners beat Oklahoma State 38-20 to win Bedlam; capture Big 12 Championship

    Oklahoma Sooners beat Oklahoma State 38-20 to win Bedlam; capture Big 12 Championship. Copyright 2016 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. 11 Oklahoma State 38-20 on Saturday in a matchup that decided the Big 12 champion. Westbrook caught four passes for 111 yards before being knocked...

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    Mayfield powers Sooners to Big 12 title, but CFP seems like long shot

    Mayfield powers Sooners to Big 12 title, but CFP seems like long shot. Fortunately for the Sooners, they had another. Behind quarterback Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma overcame the loss of wide receiver Dede Westbrook to coast past Oklahoma State 38-20 on a rainy Saturday to capture its 10th Big 12 championship and clinch a berth...

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    Smart move: Sooners struggle to pick between two Heisman contenders

    Smart move: Sooners struggle to pick between two Heisman contenders. Oklahoma left tackle Orlando Brown winced at the thought this week of choosing between his teammates. For whom would he vote in the Heisman Trophy race, Baker Mayfield or Dede Westbrook? “Do I have to answer this question?” Brown said, smiling uncomfortably. Oklahoma has the luxury...

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    Crazy Dream Coming True

    In a word, Dede Westbrook's senior season at Oklahoma has been crazy. On his achievements at OU: "It's been crazy and very humbling for me," Westbrook said. "My years of college are almost finally up. Know what else is crazy? Despite having one of the most prolific passing offenses this millennium, no OU receiver has...

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    Oklahoma WR Dede Westbrook listed as ESPN’s best player in college football

    Oklahoma WR Dede Westbrook listed as ESPN's best player in college football. AP FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2016, file photo, Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook (11) carries a Baker Mayfield pass in for a touchdown in front of Kansas State defensive back D.J. The Oklahoma Sooners have two Heisman contenders in quarterback...

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    OU Football: Sooners Mayfield, Westbrook to make final Heisman pushes

    OU Football: Sooners Mayfield, Westbrook to make final Heisman pushes. The Oklahoma Sooners have two Heisman contenders in quarterback Baker Mayfield and receiver Dede Westbrook. 11 Oklahoma State on Saturday in what amounts to a Big 12 title game. Though he and the Sooners were impressive in a 58-23 win over Oklahoma State in their...

  • Local College Sports
    OSU Football: Cowboys Focused On Stopping Run First

    OSU Football: Cowboys Focused On Stopping Run First. Chad Whitener and the Cowboys are committed to slowing OU's running game. But first and foremost, the Cowboys are dialed in to running backs Joe Mixon and Semaje Perine. “We need to focus on stopping the run,” said OSU middle linebacker Chad Whitener. “That’s something they lean on...

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    Dede Westbrook says he and Baker Mayfield deserve Heisman invites

    “But he’s still, while he finishes the semester, welcome to rehab.” Quick was awarded the starting CB position opposite Jordan Thomas the week before he was injured against TCU. “Most definitely Baker,” Westbrook said Monday. Why not invite both players to the Heisman ceremony in New York a little more than a week and...

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    Oklahoma Sooners Football: The Heisman Race Heats Up

    Even though Jackson has put up eye-popping stats all season and will likely head to New York on December 10 still the front-runner for the college game’s most prestigious honor, his and the Cardinals’ performances over the last few weeks have cast some doubt on his seeming invincibility and have made things...

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    Sooners campaign for Mayfield, Westbrook to win Heisman

    Sooners campaign for Mayfield, Westbrook to win Heisman. NORMAN, Okla. — Quarterback Baker Mayfield and wide receiver Dede Westbrook have been playing at an elite level in 2016, with Mayfield a finalist for the Davey O’Brien and Maxwell Awards and Westbrook one for the Biletnikoff. Of course, with that, they’ve also thrown themselves into...

  • Local College Sports
    Mayfield, Sooners’ coast past Baylor 45-24 in big game

    NORMAN — Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield might have played his way back into the Heisman Trophy conversation. Baylor quarterback Seth Russell appears to be lost for the season. 25 Baylor 45-24 on Saturday in a game marred by Russell’s injury. Russell passed for 148 yards and ran for 70 before getting injured, but he threw...

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    Mayfield Named Burlsworth Trophy Finalist

    Mayfield Named Burlsworth Trophy Finalist. NORMAN — One year after winning the award, Oklahoma redshirt junior quarterback Baker Mayfield was named Tuesday as one of three finalists for the 2016 Burlsworth Trophy, issued by the Springdale (Ark.) Rotary Club to college football's most outstanding player who began his career as a walk-on. The trio was...

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    PODCAST: CBS’ Brad Nessler talks college football with Hoover & Rew

    CBS’ Brad Nessler, formerly of ABC and ESPN, stopped by Further Review with Hoover and Rew to...

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    Steve Owens’ big moment left Muhammad Ali silent

    As Louisville and the world laid to rest Muhammad Ali today, I thought of one of my...

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