UofL FOOTBALL | Mayfield Wins, Jackson Finishes Third in Race for Heisman Trophy

12/09/2017 09:00 PM

Ohio State’s Archie Griffin is still the only college football player to win the Heisman Trophy twice.

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson’s chance of a repeat Heisman Trophy victory was ended on Saturday night as Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield took home the award.

Mayfield becomes the first Heisman winner from Oklahoma since quarterback Sam Bradford won it for his performance during the 2008 season.

Mayfield has 4,340 passing yards this season and 41 passing touchdowns. He also has five rushing touchdowns as well.

After winning the award, Mayfield talked about what Jackson said to him after Mayfield won this year’s Heisman:

Stanford running back Bryce Love finished second in the voting.

Love has 1,973 rushing yards this season. In fact, he has twelve 50-yard rushes this year, which is a FBS record.

Meanwhile, Jackson finished third in the voting for the 2017 Heisman Trophy.

Jackson has accounted for 42 touchdowns this season, 25 through the air and 17 on the ground. He has 4,932 yards of total offense, which includes 3,489 passing yards and 1,443 rushing yards.

The final total point tally looked like this:

1. Mayfield – 2,398 points
2. Love – 1,300 points
3. Jackson – 793 points

Mayfield had 732 first-place votes, much more than Love’s 75 first-place votes and Jackson’s 47 first-place votes.

Andrew Chernoff

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