Baker Mayfield Loses Captain Status, Will Not Start Vs West Virginia

On Saturday afternoon against the Kansas Jayhawks, an incident played out involving starting quarterback Baker Mayfield. Following the obscene gestures, the media sat down with Lincoln Riley for the weekly presser. Of course, the head coach began the conference by announcing the consequences for the actions displayed by the Heisman front-runner.

On Monday, Riley made it public that Mayfield would lose his captain status for the final regular season game of the year. This move in and of itself is a major blow to a senior playing one last game in front of a home crowd. However, the quarterback also lost the starting role against the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday. An emotional Riley seemed at a loss for words immediately following the announcement.

As the Oklahoma Sooners take the field for Senior Day, it could very well be three captains trotting out to midfield. Refusing to define the terms for “not starting,” it’s anyone’s guess as to how long Baker sits out. Yet, on Saturday at 2:30 PM CT, Kyler Murray will take the reigns for at least the first drive.

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