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In a fast-paced beginning to the Rose Bowl, the Oklahoma Sooners jumped out to a 31-17 lead over the Georgia Bulldogs.

What was billed as a match-up between the Sooners’ unstoppable offense versus the Bulldogs’ immovable defense quickly turned into a shootout.

Mayfield, the Heisman Trophy winner, certainly had his work cut out for him going head-to-head with Georgia’s top-10 defense.

Only one Heisman winner has ever won a bowl game against a top-10 defense before. That was USC’s Matt Leinart, who eviscerated Oklahoma in the 2005 Orange Bowl.

In fairness to Mayfield, no walk-on has ever won the Heisman either. He was more than ready to meet that challenge.

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On Mayfield’s very first possession, he marched down the field and found Marquise Brown for a 13-yard touchdown to take the early lead.

Georgia promptly responded with a touchdown pass from freshman quarterback Jake Fromm to Sony Michel.

After trading early touchdowns, Oklahoma’s Rodney Anderson scored two touchdowns on the next two drives.

After Oklahoma jumped up 21-7, it took Georgia all of one play to cut the lead in half with a 75-yard touchdown run from Sony Michel.

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After a field goal pushed the Oklahoma lead back to 10, both teams actually played something resembling defense.

That is until Oklahoma ran a perfect gadget play with just seconds left in the first half. Mayfield went from quarterback to receiver, and caught a 2-yard touchdown pass from CeeDee Lamb.

Georgia tacked on a 55-yard field goal to end the first half. It’s the longest field goal in Rose Bowl history.

Coming into this game, it’s been said that the Oklahoma has never faced a defense quite like Georgia’s.

Pundits may have had it backwards. From all first half indications in the Rose Bowl, Georgia’s defense has never faced an offense quite like Oklahoma’s.

The 31 points by Oklahoma is the most points given up by Georgia all season, with two quarters left to play.

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Bryan Chai has written news and sports for The Western Journal for more than five years and has produced more than 1,300 stories. He specializes in the NBA and NFL as well as politics.
Bryan Chai has written news and sports for The Western Journal for more than five years and has produced more than 1,300 stories. He specializes in the NBA and NFL as well as politics. He graduated with a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. He is an avid fan of sports, video games, politics and debate.
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