Ohio State is scheduled to play Oklahoma in the second week of the 2017 season this fall, and the Sooners just got some disappointing news.
Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield arrested in Arkansas. pic.twitter.com/KpQDCdZ6hK
— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) February 25, 2017
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was arrested in Arkansas and booked at 8:21 a.m. on charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, fleeing and resisting arrest. The details on his arrest can be found on the Washington County Sheriff’s Office website here.
Mayfield, a top 2017 Heisman candidate, is entering his redshirt senior season with the Sooners. Mayfield threw for 3,965 yards while completing 70.9 percent of his passes and throwing 40 touchdowns and just eight interceptions. His 196.4 passer efficiency rating was the best in the Big 12.
As of Saturday morning, there was no word from Oklahoma about discipline for Mayfield or how many games he could potentially miss.
If Mayfield isn’t going to be under center when the Sooners come to Columbus on September 9, Austin Kendall could wind up taking the snaps.
Find it unlikely Baker Mayfield misses the Ohio State game. But if he does, is it Austin “Basic Defense” Kendall vs. the Buckeyes week 2?
— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) February 25, 2017
Kendall, remember, is the backup Oklahoma quarterback who drew the ire of Buckeyes fans everywhere when he called Ohio State’s defense “basic” before the teams matched up on September 18, 2016. Ohio State won that game, 45-24. Kendall played in two games last season for the Sooners, throwing for 143 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Additionally, Oklahoma also has Texas A&M transfer Kyle Murray who could wind up at the position if Mayfield is unable to play. Murray played in eight games with the Aggies in 2015, starting three and throwing for three touchdowns.