The Georgia Bulldogs are heading to the national championship game to play Alabama, and a big part of that is because of the way the Georgia defense was able to contain Baker Mayfield and the Oklahoma offense in the second half and in overtime.
After the game, Georgia players were celebrating on the field while Mayfield made the rounds congratulating some of the Bulldogs’ players. That included Georgia linebacker Davin Bellamy yelling “Humble yourself!” at Mayfield amid the scrum of media, coaches, and players.
Bellamy explained to ESPN’s Arash Markazi after the game what he meant by the comments:
“All I’m saying is humble yourself. All the flamboyancy… I carry myself the same way, but humble yourself, man. Our wide receivers came back and told us that they were running their routes before we went out there and he was on their line. Just humble yourself, man, just humble yourself. You’re not built like that.”
Mayfield has made many headlines earlier this year for some of his antics, which included a two-play suspension after Mayfield grabbed himself and shouted obscenities on the sidelines of a game against Kansas.
Mayfield was also seen making an apparent throat slash gesture earlier in the Rose Bowl Game against Georgia.
Naturally, the emotions are going to run high after any big win, and Bellamy was clearly ecstatic that he team had defeated Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl. Of course he was going to talk a little bit of trash, and after Mayfield had talked a lot of it this season, it looks like it was finally his time to be on the receiving end.
Mayfield won the 2017 Heisman Trophy, and finishes the season 4,627 passing yards and 43 touchdowns against six interceptions. He will be heading to the NFL Draft after the loss, while Bellamy will be preparing for Georgia’s game in Atlanta against the Crimson Tide.