Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Heisman Trophy finalists for 2017 announced

Heisman Trophy finalists for 2017 announced

Each year, up to five finalists are asked to attend the Heisman Trophy ceremony in New York City following Championship Weekend.

He completed 71 percent of his passes this season for 4,340 yards and 41 touchdowns to just five interceptions.

Jackson also leads the NCAA in total offense per game (411.0 total yards per game), total yards (4,932) and is tied for third in total touchdowns (42). Bryce Love made people forget about the loss of Christian McCaffrey at Stanford. The trophy show will be shown live at 8 p.m. Saturday on ESPN.

Finalists were first named in 1982.

He is in line to be the sixth Sooner to win the award and the third OU quarterback so honored in the last 15 years, joining Jason White (2003) and Sam Bradford (2008). While his rushing numbers began to dip against defenses looking to stop the run, he still maintained a lead thanks to his versatility, returning two kickoffs for touchdowns while being a major threat as a receiver. In 12 games, Love failed to reach 100 yards just once, and eclipsed 300 yards against Arizona State.

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If it holds, Mayfield's efficiency rating of 203.8 would shatter the record he set a year ago of 196.39.

Mayfield threw for 386 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Sooners to a 31-16 win at Ohio State on September 9.

Mayfield will go down as one of college football's all-time greats and the most efficient passer the sport has ever seen no matter what happens with No. 2 Oklahoma in the upcoming College Football Playoff.

The Heisman Memorial Trophy electorate, which selects the finalists and the Heisman victor, is comprised of 929 voters, including 870 media members and 58 former Heisman winners.

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