Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield said he has been dealing with "flu-like" symptoms after being a late, unexpected arrival at Rose Bowl media day Saturday. He missed the past two days of media availability because of an undisclosed illness. Mayfield said he decided to show up after he saw reports that he wouldn't be there and got a driver from the hotel to bring him. "That's when I realized this isn't about me," Mayfield said. "It's about Oklahoma. My teammates shouldn't have to answer questions on my behalf." The Heisman Trophy winner has been limited in practice this week because his "energy level is not normal for him right now," coach Lincoln Riley said earlier Saturday. Riley made it clear that Mayfield's status for Monday's game against Georgia is not in question. "He'll be ready to play," Riley said. "Will he be at 100 percent physically? We'll see. He's not going to miss this one." Mayfield, who sounded hoarse, said he has flu-like symptoms. He said he has been coughing and doesn't have a ton of energy.
Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield says he has 'flu-like' symptoms but will play
ESPN | Dec 30