Monday night, the Heisman Trust made official what's always been assumed: Mayfield is a Heisman finalist for the second year in a row.
Mayfield is considered the favorite to win the award this year, despite some off-field issues that have clouded his candidacy.
Jackson won the 2016 Heisman Trophy and vies to be the second two-time victor. The victor of the award will be announced Saturday night, with the ceremony to be held at the PlayStation Theater in Times Square. On the season the Sooners senior has completed 262 of 369 attempts for 4,340 yards and 41 touchdowns, along with just five interceptions.
Mayfield has thrown a TD pass in a Big 12-record 39 consecutive games (every contest of his OU career), which is the third-longest streak in FBS history. Barkley also returned two kickoff for touchdowns.
The Georgia Bulldogs will certainly have their hands full with Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield in the Rose Bowl. He's a Heisman finalist for the second year in a row after leading the Sooners to a Big 12 title and berth in the College Football Playoff (Rose Bowl vs. Georgia). Despite battling an ankle injury for much of the season, Love finished the campaign with 1,973 rushing yards and 17 TDs.
Jackson rushed for 156 yards in the Cardinals' regular-season finale, breaking his own Louisville record for the most 100-yard rushing games in a season with nine.
Jackson threw for 3,489 yards with 25 touchdowns and added 1,443 yards and 17 more scores on the ground.