The Rose Bowl was mostly empty by the time Baker Mayfield trudged out of Oklahoma's locker room Monday night and headed straight into the arms of his family.

Mayfield was exhausted, having overcome flu-like symptoms to play in the No. 2 Sooners' gut-wrenching 54-48 double-overtime loss to No. 3 Georgia in the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual.

He sank into each long embrace from his mother, Gina, his father, James, and his older brother, Matt, as a black Heisman bag and a brown leather duffel bag hung from his shoulders, the same ones that have carried Oklahoma's football program for the past three years.

Mayfield then slid onto the back of a golf cart with his family and exited the stadium gates toward Oklahoma's team bus.

It was over.