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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Is Baker Mayfield the early leader in the Heisman race?

It’s only been two weeks, but Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield has already made a statement.

Oklahoma v Ohio State Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Happy Tuesday, Sooner fans! It’s been a wild last few days around Norman, but the buzz feels nice. Before we dive into the meat of the links, first a bit of exciting news. According to the U.S. News & World Report, the University of Oklahoma is rated as a top 50 public university in the country and 97th overall, its highest ranking ever. Not bad, OU.

Now onto the links, where we will see where Mayfield stands in the Heisman race, we’ll take a closer look into how the Sooners pulled off the impressive win against the Buckeyes, and why Adrian Peterson gave Sean Peyton a death stare!

OU Links:

  • ESPN has updated its weekly Expert’s Poll and have Baker Mayfield as the leading Heisman Trophy candidate, just ahead of reigning Heisman winner Lamar Jackson from Louisville and UCLA QB Josh Rosen. Mayfield has been playing his best football to start the 2017 season, both on and off the stat sheet. With one of his biggest hurdles now behind him, Mayfield should find himself in New York come December, and if he continues on this same pace, he should be hoisting some coveted hardware.
  • Speaking of Mayfield, there’s been a lot of talk about his flag plant at Ohio Stadium. There is a silver lining to all of this, however:
  • Peterson has since spoken up and explained the situation:

National Links:

  • A bit of funny news involving our burnt orange rivals down south, with the Longhorns’ game against the USC Trojans coming up this weekend, it has been discovered that USC vacated their national championship loss from the 2005 season, along with their 12 wins from that season. You’re not doing it right, Trojans.
  • Reigning NBA MVP Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook was on ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jimmy Fallon and gave a little insight on his fashion inspiration:
  • Westbrook also played Fallon in a game of NBA Jam in a hilarious contest featuring Larry Bird and Rumble, the OKC Thunder mascot:
  • The Minnesota Vikings are starting an entirely new offensive line, and the transition has paid immediate dividends. Sooner fans understand just how vital a functioning offensive line is to the success of the offense.

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