ATLANTA — Baker Mayfield gained attention for planting an Oklahoma flag at midfield after the Sooners beat Ohio State on Sept. 9 in Columbus.
At the time, the Oklahoma quarterback received some heat for the move following the Sooners’ 31-16 victory. It wasn’t Mayfield’s only brush with controversy in recent months, but it remains one of the most memorable visuals from this season.
On Wednesday, SEC Country asked Mayfield at the College Football Hall of Fame if he will consider planting a Sooners flag at Rose Bowl Stadium if Oklahoma beats Georgia to advance to the national championship game. The Sooners and Bulldogs meet on Jan. 1 in Pasadena, Calif.
“No,” he said with a slight smile. “I don’t think I’ll be doing that.”
Mayfield added what makes the matchup against Georgia appealing for him.
“It’s not about SEC vs. Big 12. It’s not about that,” Mayfield said. “It’s about two top programs that have great players and great coaching staffs. It’s going to be a fun one.”
Mayfield is considered a favorite for the Heisman Trophy, which will be awarded Saturday. The senior has 4,340 yards passing with 41 touchdowns and 5 interceptions this season.
Don’t count on him planting another flag anytime soon, though.