Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was forced to change his phone number after Georgia fans got a hold of the one he’s had since eighth grade, but we haven’t gotten a taste of what Bulldogs fans told him until now.
On Saturday during an interview on ESPN College GameDay, Rece Davis asked Mayfield if there was a particular message from a Georgia fan that stood out, and he had one in mind.
Before even revealing that message, he joked that former Georgia linebacker David Pollack was the one who spread his number around. Mayfield said he got one “about [UGA LB] Roquan Smith hitting me harder than the Fayetteville police did.”
That message pertains to a Fayetteville, Ark. police officer who tackled an intoxicated Mayfield to arrest him, per the preliminary police report that was released. Here’s the part that made that officer famous:
“I told Mayfield to come over to me. When I gave that command, he began to walk away from me. I repeatedly told him to stop. Mayfield then began to sprint away. I chased after him. Mayfield was tackled to the ground.”
The reference to that sack was undoubtedly one of the creative messages he had in mind early Monday morning when he tweeted this out to Bulldogs fans.
To whoever posted my cell #, bravo. But I got it changed! And to the Georgia fans that had the kind words of encouragement… I applaude your creativity
— Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) December 4, 2017
No. 3 Georgia will face No. 2 Oklahoma in the first of two College Football Playoff semifinal matchups on Jan. 1. The game will kick off from the Rose Bowl at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN.
The winner will face whoever emerges from No. 1 Clemson vs. No. 4 Alabama later that night in the national championship game in Atlanta on Jan. 8.