Rodney Anderson keeps a low profile after breakout month
Rodney Anderson is quickly becoming a household name around after a month of bigtime performances.
But the running back isn’t letting that get to his head as he tries to maintain a low profile around campus.
“To be honest, it’s about the same,” Anderson said of life after his 290-yard performance against TCU. “I ride my skateboard to class, and that’s about it.”
Anderson also stays pretty low key by staying off social media. Despite plenty of urging from friends and family, the redshirt sophomore doesn’t have a Twitter account.
“That’s something — people have been on me about that for a long time,” he said. “I don’t know, I might make one here soon. I just don’t really see what I’d be doing on there.”
Mayfield odds on Heisman favorite
How much has quarterback Baker Mayfield separated himself in the Heisman race?
A $100 bet on Mayfield to win the award as college football’s best player will win you a whopping $5. According to Bovada, Mayfield’s odds to win are ½0. Penn State running back Saquon Barkley and Stanford running back Bryce Love are behind Mayfield by a considerable distance at
10/1 odds. All other Heisman possibilities are off the board in Bovada’s book.
Oddsmakers are also feeling decently confident in the Sooners ability to win the College Football Playoff Championship.
OU sits at 4/1 odds to win the championship game, just behind Alabama at 10/11. A week ago, OU’s odds were
14/1 while Mayfield’s odds were 4/7.
Award season rolls on for Sooners
With the regular season winding down, the college football awards season is cranking up.
Several Sooners are in contention for some of those awards. While Mayfield won’t know if he’s officially a Heisman finalist for a couple of weeks, he does have some news about other national awards.
On Tuesday, Mayfield was named as one of five finalists for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. The award is given to the nation’s top senior or fourthyear junior quarterback. He was a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Award last year.
Mayfield is also one of four finalists for the Burlsworth Trophy, awarded annually to a college football player who began his career as a walk-on. Mayfield won the award the last two seasons.
Meanwhile, wide receiver/ tight end Mark Andrews landed on the Mackey Award semifinalist list. The honor is given to college football’s top tight end.
Walk-on Wednesday: Nathan Womack
Nathan Womack wanted to play Division I football, to the point of telling Division II schools that pursued him when he was at Norman North, “thanks but no thanks.”
“I pretty much told a lot of them I wasn’t interested in going to any of them, to not even offer me pretty much,” Oklahoma’s redshirt freshman walk-on receiver said.
But Womack wasn’t planning on walking on, instead deciding to head to junior college at NEO in Miami.
That only lasted one summer, though.
“I had some stuff happening back home so I ended up going back home and then I ended up here,” Womack said.
Womack watched as his former high school teammate, Nick Basquine, earned a scholarship last year after walking on for the Sooners.
“It’s hope,” Womack said. “It just gives you some hope that you can do it for yourself,” Womack said. “I have a lot of confidence in myself that one day I can do the same thing and be given that same opportunity to go out there and show what I can do and work my way up.”
Mark Andrews is a semifinalist for the Mackey Award, given to college football’s top tight end.