“I can’t believe it’s over. It’s been a wild ride,” Baker Mayfield said after his Sooners career ended in Monday night’s loss to Georgia. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Mayfield’s brilliant career on the field also endured its share Cheap Blue Jays Jerseys of controversial moments, and that continued Monday. After Georgia missed a field goal in the first quarter, cameras caught Mayfield making what appeared to be a throat-slashing motion, causing a stir on social media.
“It wasn’t that, it was not a throat-slash thing,” he said after the game. “It’s when you get up on a team, you talk about stepping on their throat, having the mentality to bury them when you’re up. And obviously we did not do that. We let them back in the game, and they took advantage of that.”
Even though his career ended without a national championship, Mayfield’s rise figures to go down as one of the most improbable ones in recent college football history. Since the NCAA began allowing athletic scholarships in 1950, no player had won the Heisman as a former walk-on until Mayfield did it this season.
“There was no execution and, worse than that, there wasn’t a heck of a lot of compete for 40 minutes,” Panthers coach Bob Boughner said. “By the time we turned it on a little bit and changed things in the third, it was just too late.”
With Roberto Luongo out since Dec. 7 with a lower-body injury, Reimer had started 12 straight games for the Panthers and had shutouts in two of the past three games.
“They got Parise, everyone’s jumping and excited to go, I’m sure,” Reimer said. “They came hard and we didn’t have our best game. There’s nothing really too crazy about it. One team was playing really well and one team didn’t bring their `A’ game.”
Cullen scored his first goal in 10 games to open the scoring in the Cheap Dan Marino Jerseys first and Minnesota controlled the first two periods with a 32-11 advantage in shots on goal.
“It’s good. You could see that some guys, like I thought (Tyler) Ennis played a real good game,” Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said of the increased competition for lineup spots with Parise’s return. “These guys are all vying now for spots. Cully picks it up. Ennis picks it up, a lot of guys played well. That’s what you want to see. You want to see that inner competition all the time.”