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How Baker Mayfield can play himself into the Heisman Trophy race

With OU's upcoming schedule combined with highlight-reel plays, Baker Mayfield could find himself a Heisman Trophy candidate by season's end. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
With OU's upcoming schedule combined with highlight-reel plays, Baker Mayfield could find himself a Heisman Trophy candidate by season's end. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

"The quarterback, who's supposed to be the thrower, broke more tackles than anybody on the team."

"When it comes to those intangibles, how do you not love where this guy is?"

In this Press Row update, Jenni Carlson and Berry Tramel revisit Baker Mayfield's performance against Tennessee in the Sooners' thrilling 31-24 double-overtime win in Knoxville. Tramel says there's even room for Mayfield to grow, while Carlson explains why Mayfield could play himself into the Heisman Trophy race.

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Berry Tramel

Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,... Read more ›

Jenni Carlson

Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football... Read more ›

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