Baker Mayfield Wins The Heisman
Over the past two seasons, Baker Mayfield’s name has become synonymous with the Heisman Trophy. Failing to receive an invite in 2015 after leading the Sooners to the College Football Playoff, the quarterback rectified the situation a year later. Making the trip to NYC as a finalist in 2016, Mayfield finished third in voting. Climbing the ladder, the star athlete now finds his name once again mentioned within the Heisman Trophy talks. Could this finally be the year Oklahoma adds another Heisman Trophy to the collection? It appears so!
Oklahoma Goes Undefeated, Earns Playoff Spot
A quick glance over the 2017 schedule and two things jump out immediately — a road trip to Columbus, Ohio and another to Stillwater, Oklahoma. With both Ohio State and Oklahoma State falling inside the pre-season top 10 rankings, these matchups will prove challenging. However, challenging does not equate to impossible! Behind a stout offensive line and a playmaker at quarterback, Oklahoma appears primed to exact revenge on the Buckeyes. A victory likely springboards the Sooners up in rankings as they ride into Cowboy territory for one final showdown before claiming a spot in CFP.
The Sooners Boast A 1,000-Yard Rusher & Receiver
As we all know, the losses of Samaje Perine, Joe Mixon, and Dede Westbrook have left significant voids in the offense. Yet, there are willing and capable players ready to step into the gaps. Although largely inexperienced, a few skill position players should produce breakout seasons. Abdul Adams and Rodney Anderson are two from the backfield while Jeff Badet and Ceedee Lamb have impressed as receivers. Look for a combination from this list to break the 1,000 yard barrier before the end of the year.