Mayfield, Love, Jackson Named Heisman Finalists


The official voting window for the 2017 Heisman Trophy victor closes today, and the victor will be announced Saturday night amid much pomp and circumstance in NY.

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, the 2016 Heisman Trophy victor, edged out Stanford running back Bryce Love to finish in second place.

Mayfield is OU's ninth Heisman finalist, and if he wins, he'll be the Sooners' sixth victor.

Love, the only running back to among the final three, averaged 8.3 yards per carry on his way to 1,973 yards and 17 TDs.

The Heisman frontrunner, Mayfield has completed 71 percent of his passes for 4,340 yards and 41 touchdowns this season.

There won't be much suspense Saturday night in New York City when the Heisman Trophy is officially presented. He's the FBS all-time leader in passer efficiency rating (176.03).

The Georgia Bulldogs will certainly have their hands full with Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield in the Rose Bowl.

Jackson threw for 3,489 yards with 25 touchdowns and added 1,443 yards and 17 more scores on the ground. At the time of his coronation at last season's ceremony, he had 3,390 passing yards, 1,538 rushing yards and 51 total touchdowns. He's also run for an additional 310 yards and five touchdowns. But there was a whole lot of trash-talking in the responses to his tweet, and that was certainly entertaining: All this less than 24 hours after the College Football Playoff was announced? Love rushed for 100 yards in 11 of the 12 games he played, including performances of 263 yards against UCLA and 301 yards against Arizona State in back-to-back weeks.



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