Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has closed as the odds-on favorite to win the Heisman Trophy after Nevada sportsbooks halted betting on the award over the past week. MGM had Mayfield listed at -250 as of last Monday, when the book took the odds off the board in compliance with Nevada Gaming Control regulations. The Westgate SuperBook closed Mayfield as even a bigger favorite at -2,000 on Sunday. "That was because I wasn't looking to take any more money on him," Ed Salmons, assistant manager at the Westgate, told ESPN on Sunday. USC quarterback Sam Darnold and Penn State running back Saquon Barkley were each favorites at different points of the season, but Mayfield finished strong, leading the Sooners to big victories over Oklahoma State and TCU. Mayfield passed for 598 yards and five touchdowns against Oklahoma State two weeks ago, then backed it up with a 333-yard,...



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