Baker Mayfield among three Heisman Trophy finalists

Heisman Trophy finalists Baker Mayfield Lamar Jackson and Bryce Love

Heisman Trophy finalists Baker Mayfield Lamar Jackson and Bryce Love

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, Louisville quarterback and reigning Heisman Trophy victor Lamar Jackson and Stanford running back Bryce Love were named finalists for the 2017 Heisman on Monday night.

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

Stanford running back Bryce Love will likely be the runner-up.

This marks OU's ninth Heisman Trophy finalist honor since finalists were first named in 1982, tied with Miami (Fla.) for the nation's most. The victor of the award will be announced Saturday night, with the ceremony to be held at the PlayStation Theater in Times Square. Mayfield threw four touchdown passes during Oklahoma's victory. On the season the Sooners senior has completed 262 of 369 attempts for 4,340 yards and 41 touchdowns, along with just five interceptions.

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

Mayfield's career passing efficiency mark of 176.0 would break the FBS record held by Bradford (175.6). He also rushed for 1,443 yards and 17 TDs.

Jackson improved as a passer, completing 60.4 percent of his passes for 3,489 yards and 25 touchdowns compared to just six interceptions.

Mayfield has led the Sooners all season, leading them to their third straight Big 12 title and second appearance in the college football playoff.

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson probably won't repeat as the Heisman victor, but he'll likely be at the ceremony after finishing as the nation's total offense leader at 411 yards a game. Love had 10 100-yards games and averaged 8.32 yards a carry.

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