Even in defeat, Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield can fuel the angst and ire of his conquerors.
The Heisman Trophy winner caused a bit of a ruckus when he “interacted” with Georgia wide receivers during warmups prior to the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Rose Bowl Monday evening. After the Bulldogs stunned the Sooners in double overtime to advance to the playoff title game, UGA linebacker Davin Bellamy, who didn’t witness the pregame situation but was made aware of it, had a simple message for Mayfield.
Afterwards, Bellamy confirmed the message was directed at Mayfield and explained why it was sent.
“All I’m saying is humble yourself,” Bellamy told ESPN. “All the flamboyancy … I carry myself the same way, but humble yourself, man.
“Our wide receivers came back and told us that they were running their routes before we went out there and he was on their line. Just humble yourself, man, just humble yourself. You’re not built like that. …
“Humble yourself at all times. If you don’t, God will.”
“They can say what they want,” the senior quarterback said by way of USA Today. “They won the game. That’s just how it is