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Baker Mayfield Leads Heisman Field As Betting Gets Closed Down

(Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 16: Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners waves to fans after the game against the Tulane Green Wave at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 16, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Tulane 56-14. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield closed down the Heisman field as the heavy favorite when the Vegas sports books were closed.

Mayfield’s odds ranged between -250 to -2,000 at the end of Sunday, according to ESPN. Vegas law stops sports books from taking money on the Heisman race after November 19.

DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 10: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners walks off the field after a 24-17 loss against the Texas Longhorns during the 2015 AT&T Red River Showdown at Cotton Bowl on October 10, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX – OCTOBER 10: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners walks off the field after a 24-17 loss against the Texas Longhorns during the 2015 AT&T Red River Showdown at Cotton Bowl on October 10, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

ESPN reported Stanford running back Bryce Love, Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate and Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor all followed behind.

This isn’t overly surprising for the odds to breakdown this way. Mayfield has had a great season, Oklahoma is rolling and will almost certainly be in the playoff. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. I’m surprised Jonathan Taylor didn’t rise up higher. The Badgers are undefeated, and he’s the main reason for that. I would have had thought he’d get a shade more respect.

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