Even his opponents, who should despise him, can’t help but respect and be in awe of the OU QB.
Not only was Mayfield a two-time walk-on, but he was also an undersized recruit coming out of talent-rich Texas. Even when he did get his opportunity to play at Oklahoma, he had to fight hard for the starting job. Two years after that, his character became a question.
The Buccaneers lost several players in their loss to the Falcons. Running back Doug Martin suffered a concussion; center Ali Marpet went down with a knee injury; cornerback Josh Robinson had a hamstring injury and safety T.J. Ward suffered a concussion.
Raiders receiver Amari Cooper left in the second quarter of Sunday’s 21-14 win over the Broncos with a concussion and did not return.
Rams linebacker Connor Barwin was ruled out of Sunday’s 26-20 win over the Saints in the third quarter with an arm injury.
Little helped lead the way for Heisman finalist Bryce Love. In Little’s third career start, Love rushed for a school-record 301 yards. In his eight games, Stanford averaged 11.5 yards per carry outside left tackle, the best mark among Power 5 offenses.
Anthony Johnson, WR, Buffalo — Along the lines of Dunbar, Johnson is large, strong and has big hands, but he is not the most precise of route runners. He tends to round off his routes rather than hit his breaks hard, but he has a propensity for making something happen after the catch on bubble screens and he has been highly productive this season. He had six catches for 155 yards and two touchdowns in Buffalo’s win over Ohio.