2017 Oklahoma Sooners football team

The 2017 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season, the 123rd season of Sooner football. The team was led by Lincoln Riley, who was in his first year as head coach, after the retirement of Bob Stoops in June 2017.[1] They played their home games at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. They are a charter member of the Big 12 Conference.

Conference play began with a 49–41 win against Baylor in Waco, Texas and ended with a 59–31 win against West Virginia in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma finished conference play with the best record in the conference with an 8–1 record. They went on to play TCU in the 2017 Big 12 Championship Game which they won 41–17 to win their twelfth Big 12 Championship and their third consecutive.

Oklahoma was selected as the 2nd seed to play in the 2017 College Football Playoff and lost to the 3rd seed Georgia in the Rose Bowl.

Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield earned several national honors, including winning the school's sixth Heisman Trophy, distinguishing him as the best player in college football during the 2017 season. Mayfield threw for 4,627 yards and 43 passing touchdowns on the year, second in FBS in both categories.[2] He broke his own NCAA FBS record for passing efficiency rating with a rating of 198.9.[3]

2017 Oklahoma Sooners football
Oklahoma Sooners logo
Big 12 champion
Big 12 Championship, W 41–17 vs. TCU
Rose Bowl (CFP Semifinal),
L 48–542OT vs. Georgia
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 3
2017 record12–2 (8–1 Big 12)
Head coachLincoln Riley (1st season)
Co-offensive coordinatorCale Gundy (1st season)
Co-offensive coordinatorBill Bedenbaugh (1st season)
Offensive schemeAir raid
Defensive coordinatorMike Stoops (11th season)
Base defense3–4
CaptainOrlando Brown Jr.
Baker Mayfield
Ogbonnia Okoronkwo
Steven Parker
Home stadiumGaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 86,112)
2017 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 3 Oklahoma y$^   8 1         12 2  
No. 9 TCU y   7 2         11 3  
No. 14 Oklahoma State   6 3         10 3  
Texas   5 4         7 6  
West Virginia   5 4         7 6  
Kansas State   5 4         8 5  
Iowa State   5 4         8 5  
Texas Tech   3 6         6 7  
Baylor   1 8         1 11  
Kansas   0 9         1 11  
Championship: Oklahoma 41, TCU 17
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • y – Championship game participant
As of April 21, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll

Previous season

The Sooners finished the 2016 season 11–2, 9–0 in Big 12 play to win their 10th Big 12 Championship. By winning the conference championship Oklahoma was selected to play in the Sugar Bowl where they defeated Auburn 35–19.[4]

Coaching staff

On June 7, 2017 Bob Stoops announced his retirement after 17 seasons as head coach.[5] Offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley was promoted to head coach. On June 14, Riley hired former ECU head coach Ruffin McNeill to coach defensive tackles.[6] With the offensive coordinator positions vacant Riley promoted Cale Gundy and Bill Bedenbaugh as co-coordinators, but Riley will continue to call plays for the season.[7]

Name Position Alma mater Joined Staff
Lincoln Riley Head Coach / Quarterbacks Texas Tech (2006) 2015/2017
Mike Stoops Defensive Coordinator / Outside Linebackers Iowa (1986) 1999/2012
Cale Gundy Co-offensive coordinator/ Inside Wide Receivers Coach / Recruiting Coordinator Oklahoma (1994) 1999
Bill Bedenbaugh Co-offensive coordinator / Offensive Line Coach Iowa Wesleyan (1995) 2013
Jay Boulware Special Team Coordinator / Running Backs Coach Texas (1996) 2013
Kerry Cooks Assistant defensive coordinator / Defensive Backs Coach Iowa (1993) 2015
Ruffin McNeill Assistant Head Coach / Defensive Tackles East Carolina (1980) 2017
Tim Kish Inside Linebackers Coach Otterbein (1976) 2012
Dennis Simmons Outside Wide Receivers Coach BYU (1997) 2015
Calvin Thibodeaux Defensive Ends Coach Oklahoma (2006) 2016
Jerry Schmidt Director of Sports Enhancement Nebraska (1986) 1999
Matt McMillen Assistant A.D. Football Operations Kansas State (1985) 1999

Roster

2017 Oklahoma Sooners football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 1 Kyler Murray Redshirt.svg So
WR 2 Jeff Badet Redshirt.svg Sr
WR 3 Mykel Jones So
QB 3 Connor McGinnis Redshirt.svg So
RB 4 Trey Sermon Fr
WR 5 Marquise Brown So
QB 6 Baker Mayfield Redshirt.svg Sr
WR 9 CeeDee Lamb Fr
QB 9 Tanner Schafer Redshirt.svg Fr
QB 10 Austin Kendall So
WR 11 Charleston Rambo Fr
WR 13 A.D. Miller Jr
QB 14 Reece Clark Redshirt.svg So
WR 15 Jeffery Mead Sr
WR 17 Jordan Smallwood Redshirt.svg Sr
RB 20 Najee Bissoon Redshirt.svg Sr
RB 21 Marcelias Sutton Jr
RB 23 Abdul Adams So
RB 24 Rodney Anderson Redshirt.svg So
RB 26 Kennedy Brooks Fr
FB 27 Jeremiah Hall Fr
WR 28 Reggie Turner Redshirt.svg Jr
FB 29 Joe Castiglione Jr. Redshirt.svg So
RB 31 Grant Ward Fr
FB 36 Dimitri Flowers Sr
FB 44 Jaxson Uhles Redshirt.svg Sr
FB 45 Carson Meier Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 54 Marquis Hayes Fr
OL 55 Logan Roberson Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 56 Creed Humphrey Fr
OL 58 Erick Wren Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 59 Adrian Ealy Fr
OL 62 Tyrese Robinson Fr
OL 63 Alex Dalton Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 67 Ashton Julious Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 68 Jonathan Alvarez Sr
OL 71 Bobby Evans Redshirt.svg So
OL 72 Ben Powers Jr
OL 73 Quinn Mittermeier Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 74 Cody Ford Redshirt.svg So
OL 75 Dru Samia Jr
OL 77 Erik Swenson Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 78 Orlando Brown Jr. Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 79 Dwayne Orso-Bacchus Redshirt.svg Jr
TE 80 Grant Calcaterra Fr
TE 81 Mark Andrews Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 83 Nick Basquine Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 84 Lee Morris Redshirt.svg So
WR 85 Sam Iheke Redshirt.svg So
WR 86 Carlos Hishaw Redshirt.svg So
WR 87 Myles Tease Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 88 Chase Nevel Jr
WR 89 Malik Bradshaw Redshirt.svg So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 1 Jordan Parker So
DB 6 Tre Brown Fr
LB 6 Levi Draper Fr
DB 7 Jordan Thomas Sr
DB 8 Kahlil Haughton Jr
LB 9 Kenneth Murray Fr
DB 10 Steven Parker Sr
DB 11 Parnell Motley So
DB 12 Will Johnson Redshirt.svg Sr
DB 13 Tre Norwood Fr
LB 14 Emmanuel Beal Sr
DL 16 K'Jakyre Daley Fr
LB 18 Curtis Bolton Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 19 Caleb Kelly So
DB 20 Robert Barnes Fr
LB 22 Ricky DeBerry Redshirt.svg So
DB 25 Justin Broiles Fr
DB 28 Chanse Sylvie So
DB 29 Prentice McKinney Jr
LB 31 Ogbonnia Okoronkwo Redshirt.svg Sr
DB 32 Caleb Nettles Fr
DB 33 Ryan Jones Fr
LB 36 Josh Schenck Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 38 Bryan Mead Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 39 Tylon Lynch Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 40 Jon-Michael Terry Redshirt.svg Fr
DL 42 Mark Jackson Jr. So
DL 50 Arthur McGinnis Redshirt.svg So
LB 52 Beau Trousdale Fr
DL 55 Kenneth Mann Redshirt.svg So
DL 57 Du'Vonta Lampkin Redshirt.svg So
DL 72 Amani Bledsoe So
DL 87 D.J. Ward Redshirt.svg Sr
DL 90 Neville Gallimore Redshirt.svg So
DL 91 Dillon Faamatau Redshirt.svg So
DL 92 Matt Romar Redshirt.svg Sr
DL 93 Tyreece Lott Fr
DL 94 Troy James Fr
DL 95 Isaiah Thomas Fr
DL 97 Marquise Overton Redshirt.svg So
DL 98 Zacchaeus McKinney Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 30 Calum Sutherland Fr
K/P 37 Kyle Pfau Redshirt.svg Jr
K 38 Cameron Mortazavi Redshirt.svg Jr
LS 42 Wesley Horky Sr
K/P 43 Austin Seibert Jr
P 46 Reeves Mundschau Fr
K 47 Reece Morrison Redshirt.svg Fr
K 48 Nick Horiates Fr
LS 51 Kasey Kelleher Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Cale GundyCo-Offensive Coordinator/Inside Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator
  • Bill BedenbaughCo-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
  • Ruffin McNeilAssistant Head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator
  • Mike StoopsCo-Defensive Coordinator
  • Kerry CooksAssistant Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs
  • Jay BoulwareSpecial Teams Coordinator/Running Backs
  • Dennis Simmons – Outside Wide Receivers
  • Calvin Thibodeaux – Defensive Ends
  • Tim KishInside Linebackers
  • Scott Sinclair – Director, Sports Management

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 10/31/18

Schedule

Oklahoma announced their 2017 football schedule on December 13, 2016. The 2017 schedule consisted of 6 home games, 5 away games and 1 neutral-site game in the regular season. The Sooners hosted two non-conference games against UTEP and Tulane and traveled to Ohio State. Oklahoma hosted Iowa State, Texas Tech, TCU, West Virginia and traveled to Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State in regular conference play. Oklahoma played the Texas Longhorns in Dallas, Texas at the Cotton Bowl stadium on October 14 for the Red River Showdown, the 112th game of the series.[8]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 22:30 p.m.UTEP*No. 7FOXW 56–786,076
September 96:30 p.m.at No. 2 Ohio State*No. 5ABCW 31–16109,088
September 165:00 p.m.Tulane*No. 2
  • Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
FSN PPVW 56–1486,290
September 235:30 p.m.at BaylorNo. 3FS1W 49–4143,573
October 711:00 a.m.Iowa StateNo. 3
  • Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
FOXL 31–3886,019
October 142:30 p.m.vs. TexasNo. 12ESPNW 29–2493,552
October 213:00 p.m.at Kansas StateNo. 9FOXW 42–3552,122
October 287:00 p.m.Texas TechdaggerNo. 10
  • Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
ABC/ESPN2W 49–2786,309
November 43:00 p.m.at No. 11 Oklahoma StateNo. 8FS1W 62–5256,790
November 117:00 p.m.No. 8 TCUNo. 5
  • Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
FOXW 38–2088,308
November 182:30 p.m.at KansasNo. 3ESPNW 41–322,854
November 252:45 p.m.West VirginiaNo. 3
  • Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
ESPNW 59–3186,117
December 211:30 a.m.vs. No. 10 TCUNo. 2FOXW 41–1764,104
January 1, 20184:00 p.m.vs. No. 3 Georgia*No. 2ESPNL 48–54 2OT92,844
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Central time

Game summaries

UTEP

Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2012 W 24–7

To start the 2017 season, No. 7 Oklahoma hosted UTEP at home. It was Lincoln Riley's first game as head coach of the Sooners. Quarterback Baker Mayfield shined in a 56–7 rout of the Miners. Each team scored touchdowns on their first drives of the game, but Oklahoma shut out UTEP the rest of the way. Mayfield completed 19 of 20 passes, including 16 straight completions to start the game. He threw for 329 yards and three touchdowns in the game. Wide receiver Mark Andrews had a career high 134 receiving yards and seven receptions, all in the first half.[10]

at Ohio State

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 2016 L 24–45

For the second game of the season, the No. 5 Sooners traveled to Columbus, Ohio for a highly anticipated matchup against No. 2 Ohio State, a game which many pundits speculated would have College Football Playoff implications.[12] The previous season, Ohio State beat Oklahoma in Norman by a score of 45–24. Oklahoma was a 7.5-point underdog in the 2017 match-up according to Las Vegas sports books.[12]

Both teams were held scoreless through the first quarter, and exchanged field goals for a 3–3 tie going into halftime. Each team scored touchdowns on their first drives of the second half, with Ohio State's J. K. Dobbins capping a 44-yard drive with a six-yard touchdown run, and Oklahoma answered with a 67-yard drive of their own which ended with a 36-yard touchdown pass from Baker Mayfield to Dimitri Flowers. Oklahoma scored two more unanswered touchdowns in the second half to take a 31–13 lead before a late Ohio State field goal made the final score 31–16. Baker Mayfield finished the game with 27 pass completions on 35 attempts, with 386 yards and three touchdowns.[13] After the game, Mayfield sprinted around the Ohio State field with an Oklahoma flag before planting the flag at midfield.[14]

Tulane

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Following the victory over Ohio State, No. 2 Oklahoma hosted Tulane in the first ever match-up between the two schools. The two teams were tied in the second quarter 14–14 before Oklahoma's Parnell Motley returned an interception 77 yards for a touchdown, after which the Sooners' coasted to a 56–14 victory. Quarterback Baker Mayfield passed for 331 yards and four touchdowns, while wide receiver CeeDee Lamb had 131 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the game.[16]

at Baylor

Overall record Last meeting Result
23–3 2016 W 45–24

Oklahoma opened its Big 12 Conference schedule with a road game against Baylor. The Sooners were nearly upset by the Bears, who were winless with a record of 0–3 going into the game. The Bears scored a touchdown with 1:41 remaining in the game to bring the score to 49–41. Baylor recovered the onside kick and needed to score a touchdown to tie the game in the closing minutes. Bears quarterback Zach Smith fumbled the ball on the third play of the drive after being sacked by Oklahoma's Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, which was recovered by the Sooners, allowing them to run out the clock and win the game. Oklahoma's Abdul Adams had a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the first quarter, and had 164 rushing yards total in the game. Baker Mayfield threw for 283 yards and three touchdowns.[19]

Iowa State

Overall record Last meeting Result
74–5 2016 W 34–24

After a bye week, Oklahoma played their second Big 12 Conference game, a home game against Iowa State. The Sooners were upset by the 31-point underdog Cyclones, 31–38. The game snapped Oklahoma's nation-leading 14 game win-streak, and 18-game win streak over Iowa State dating back to 1990. Iowa State backup quarterback Kyle Kempt, who had just two career pass attempts before this game, led the Cyclones to victory with 343 passing yards and three touchdowns.

Oklahoma took an early 17–3 lead early in the second quarter before taking a 24–13 lead into halftime. In the second half, Iowa State opened with two scoring drives while Oklahoma lost a fumble and missed a 44-yard field goal, bringing the score to 31–24 Iowa State with 12:46 remaining in the fourth quarter. Baker Mayfield led a 75-yard drive capped by a one-yard touchdown run by Dimitri Flowers to tie the game 31–31. Iowa State then had their own 75-yard drive, ending in what would be the decisive 25-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Kempt to Allen Lazard with 2:19 remaining. Oklahoma failed to convert on fourth down with 1:27 remaining, and Iowa State ran out the clock to complete the victory.[22]

vs. Texas

Overall record Last meeting Result
45–61 2016 W 45–40

Following the loss to Iowa State, No. 12 Oklahoma traveled to Dallas, Texas to face Texas in the annual Red River Rivalry game. Oklahoma won the game 29–24. The Sooners jumped out to an early 20–0 lead by the mid-second quarter, but Texas scored on a 16-yard pass from Sam Ehlinger to Kyle Porter and then, off a Baker Mayfield interception, kicked a 34-yard field goal as time expired in the second quarter to bring the score to 20–10 entering the half. After an Oklahoma field goal and Texas touchdown brought the score to 23–17 Oklahoma, Texas took the lead with 8:01 remaining in the fourth quarter with an eight-yard touchdown run from quarterback Sam Ehlinger. Oklahoma responded with a three-play, 78-yard drive that ended in a 59-yard touchdown pass from Baker Mayfield to Mark Andrews with 6:53 to go in the game. The Sooner defense held Texas scoreless the rest of the game to secure the 29–24 victory. Baker Mayfield was 17 for 27 in passing attempts, finishing with 302 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.[25]

at Kansas State

Overall record Last meeting Result
74–19 2016 W 38–17

Following the victory over Texas, No. 9 Oklahoma traveled to Manhattan, Kansas to play conference foe Kansas State. Oklahoma won the game 42–35. After a touchdown pass from Kansas State's Alex Delton to Isaiah Kuber with 2:25 remaining in the fourth quarter, the game was tied 35–35. Baker Mayfield led a drive down to the Kansas State 22-yard line with 24 seconds remaining, and then running back Rodney Anderson scored the game-winning 22-yard touchdown run with 7 seconds remaining. Anderson had 147 rushing yards and one touchdown, while Mayfield threw for 410 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.[28]

Texas Tech

Overall record Last meeting Result
18–6 2016 W 66–59

Following the win over Kansas State, Oklahoma played their homecoming game against Texas Tech. Oklahoma won the game 49–27. Both teams scored touchdowns on each of their first three drives, resulting in a 21–20 Oklahoma lead in the second quarter. The Sooners dominated the rest of the game, however, with the Red Raiders failing to score after their first drive in the second half. Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb set school freshman records with nine receptions for 147 yards. Quarterback Baker Mayfield threw for 281 yards, four passing touchdowns and another touchdown on the ground.[31]

at Oklahoma State

Overall record Last meeting Result
86–18 2016 W 38–20

Following the win over Texas Tech, the Sooners traveled to Stillwater, Oklahoma to play in-state rival Oklahoma State in the Bedlam Series. Oklahoma won the game 62–52. In an offensive shootout, the teams combined for 1,446 yards of total offense. After a rare Baker Mayfield interception on the third play of the game, the two teams traded touchdown drives for much of the first half. The score was 38–38 at the half, and Mayfield had a one-half school-record 387 passing yards. Leading 55–52 late in the fourth quarter, Oklahoma running back Trey Sermon scored the decisive touchdown on a 53-yard run with 54 seconds remaining. Mayfield finished with a career-high and school-record 598 passing yards, five touchdowns, and two interceptions. Wide receiver Marquise Brown caught nine passes for a school-record 265 receiving yards.[34]

TCU

Overall record Last meeting Result
11–5 2016 W 52–46

Following the win over Oklahoma State, No. 5 Oklahoma returned to Norman for a top-10 match-up against TCU. Oklahoma won the game 38–20 in front of a record 88,308 fans at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Oklahoma jumped out to an early lead due to several touchdown-capped drives by Baker Mayfield. The Sooners led 38–14 at the half. Both teams' offenses struggled to score in the second half, as an early-fourth quarter TCU touchdown was the only score of the half. Sooner running back Rodney Anderson had 290 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns in the game.[37]

at Kansas

Overall record Last meeting Result
74–27 2016 W 56–3

Following the win over TCU, No. 3 Oklahoma traveled to Lawrence, Kansas to play Kansas. The Sooners won in a 41–3 rout. Baker Mayfield led the Sooners with 257 passing yards and three touchdowns.[40] Mayfield generated controversy when he was caught on camera grabbing his crotch and cursing at the Kansas bench. Mayfield later released an apology for the incident.[41]

West Virginia

Overall record Last meeting Result
7–2 2016 W 56–28

In their final game of the regular season, No. 3 Oklahoma faced West Virginia at home. The Sooners won the game 59–31. Quarterback Baker Mayfield, as punishment for his taunting act during the previous game against Kansas, did not start the game, his last game of his career in Norman. Mayfield was subbed into the game in the first quarter and the Sooners scored touchdowns on all five drives Mayfield played in before the half. Running back Rodney Anderson ran for 118 yards and four touchdowns in the game.[44]

Big 12 Championship Game

Overall record Last meeting Result
12–5 2017 W 38–20

The Big 12 held its first football championship game since 2010 during the 2017 season. The championship game participants were to be the two conference members with the best conference records. Oklahoma earned its place in the game by finishing with a conference-best record of 8–1, and TCU finished in second with a conference record of 7–2. Thus, a rematch was set between the two teams, playing their second top-ten match-up in four weeks.

Oklahoma won the conference championship game and the Big 12 title by a score of 41–17. The Sooners jumped out to a quick 17–0 lead, in part thanks to an 18-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Caleb Kelly. After two touchdown drives led by TCU's Kenny Hill, the score was 24–17 at the half. Oklahoma's first offensive play of the second half was a 55-yard touchdown pass from Baker Mayfield to Mykel Jones, and their next drive concluded on a 52-yard touchdown connection between Mayfield and Marquise Brown. The Sooner defense surrendered zero points in the second half. Mayfield finished with 243 yards and four touchdowns in the win.[47]

Rose Bowl

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

In the final College Football Playoff rankings of the 2017 season, Oklahoma was ranked second, which earned them a spot in the national semifinal game to be played at the 2018 Rose Bowl on New Year's Day. Their opponent was the third-seeded Georgia Bulldogs, champions of the Southeastern Conference. It was the first ever match-up between the two schools. The Rose Bowl winner would go on to play in the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship.

Oklahoma lost in double overtime, 48–54, in a game many observers described as an "instant classic".[50][51] It was the highest-ever scoring Rose Bowl game, and the first CFP game to go to overtime. The Sooners were the first to score, with a 13-yard pass from Baker Mayfield to Marquise Brown. Georgia's Sony Michel scored two first-half touchdowns, first on a 13-yard pass from Jake Fromm, then on a 75-yard run in the second quarter. With 13 seconds left in the first half, the Sooners scored on a trick play in which freshman wide receiver CeeDee Lamb threw a two-yard touchdown pass to quarterback Baker Mayfield. Oklahoma had a 31–17 lead at the end of the half. Their lead was chipped away by the Bulldogs early in the second half by two touchdowns by Sony Michel and Nick Chubb. A 46-yard fumble return touchdown by Oklahoma's Steven Parker gave Oklahoma the lead again late, but a two-yard touchdown run by Georgia's Nick Chubb tied the game 45–45 with 55 seconds left in regulation. In the first overtime, Georgia and Oklahoma exchanged field goals. In double overtime, Oklahoma kicker Austin Seibert's 27-yard field goal was blocked, and on the ensuing Georgia possession, running back Sony Michel won the game on a 27-yard touchdown run.[52]

Rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 7 5 2 (2) 3 (1) 3 (1) 3 12 9 10 8 5 3 3 2 (24) 2 (18) 3 
Coaches 8 6 3 3 3 3 12 9 9 9 7 5 5 2 (12) 2 (10) 3 
CFP Not released 5 5 4 4 3 2 Not released

Awards and honors

Weekly Awards
Player Award Date Ref.
Baker Mayfield Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week September 2, 2017 [53]
Baker Mayfield Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week September 9, 2017 [54]
Marquise Brown Big 12 Newcomer of the Week September 15, 2017 [55]
Trey Sermon Big 12 Newcomer of the Week September 22, 2017 [56]
Ogbonnia Okoronkwo Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week October 14, 2017 [57]
Baker Mayfield Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week October 21, 2017 [58]
Rodney Anderson Big 12 Co-Offensive Player of the Week October 28, 2017 [59]
CeeDee Lamb Big 12 Newcomer of the Week
Baker Mayfield Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week
Walter Camp FBS Player of the Week
November 4, 2017 [60]
[61]
Austin Seibert Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week
CeeDee Lamb Big 12 Newcomer of the Week
Rodney Anderson Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week November 11, 2017 [62]
Individual Awards
Player Award
Baker Mayfield Heisman Trophy
AP Player of the Year
Chic Harley Award
Maxwell Award
SN Player of the Year
Walter Camp Award
Davey O'Brien Award
Manning Award
Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year
Mark Andrews John Mackey Award
Connor McGinnis Peter Mortell Award
Ogbonnia Okoronkwo Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year
Orlando Brown Jr. Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year
All-American
Player AP AFCA FWAA TSN WCFF Designation
Baker Mayfield 1 1 1 1 1 Unanimous
Mark Andrews 1 1 1 1 1 Unanimous
Orlando Brown Jr. 1 1 1 1 1 Unanimous
Ogbonnia Okoronkwo 2 2 2 1 None
The NCAA recognizes a selection to all five of the AP, AFCA, FWAA, TSN and WCFF first teams for unanimous selections and three of five for consensus selections.
All-Big 12[63]
Player Selection
Baker Mayfield First Team (Offense)
Dimitri Flowers First Team (Offense)
Mark Andrews First Team (Offense)
Orlando Brown Jr. First Team (Offense)
Erick Wren First Team (Offense)
Ogbonnia Okoronkwo First Team (Defense)
Rodney Anderson Second Team (Offense)
Ben Powers Second Team (Offense)
Dru Samia Second Team (Offense)
Austin Seibert Second Team (Offense)
D.J. Ward Second Team (Defense)
Steven Parker Second Team (Defense)
Emmanuel Beal Honorable Mention (Defense)
Marquise Brown Honorable Mention (Offense)
Grant Calcaterra Honorable Mention (Offense)
Bobby Evans Honorable Mention (Offense)
Will Johnson Honorable Mention (Defense)
Caleb Kelly Honorable Mention (Defense)
Kenneth Murray Honorable Mention (Defense)
Austin Selbert Honorable Mention (Defense)

2018 NFL Draft

The 2018 NFL Draft was held on April 26–28 in Arlington, Texas. Four Oklahoma players were selected as part of the draft, and five were signed to NFL teams as undrafted free agents.[64] Baker Mayfield became the fourth Oklahoma player to be selected with the first overall pick, and the first since Sam Bradford in 2010.

Player Position Round Overall Pick NFL Team
Baker Mayfield QB 1 1 Cleveland Browns
Orlando Brown Jr. OT 3 83 Baltimore Ravens
Mark Andrews TE 3 86 Baltimore Ravens
Ogbonnia Okoronkwo LB 5 160 Los Angeles Rams
Dimitri Flowers RB Undrafted   New York Jets
Jordan Thomas CB Undrafted   Philadelphia Eagles
Jeff Badet WR Undrafted   Minnesota Vikings
Steven Parker DB Undrafted   Los Angeles Rams
Emmanuel Beal LB Undrafted   Seattle Seahawks

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