Mayfield apologizes for planting flag: 'I got caught up in an emotional win'

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield drops back to pass against Ohio State during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

NORMAN, Okla. (KTUL) -- Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield apologized Monday for planting the OU flag in the middle of Ohio Stadium after the Sooners' win Saturday night.

Mayfield called OU's stunning upset of the then-No. 2-ranked Buckeyes an "emotional game."

Speaking at a news conference Monday morning, the QB said he "got caught up in an emotional win."

"I didn't mean for it to be disrespectful at all," said Mayfield, adding that he should've celebrated in the locker room instead of on the 50-yard line.

Mayfield threw for 386 yards and three touchdowns, shifting OU to No. 2 in the latest AP poll.

OU is now 2-0 on the season. Next up, the Sooners host Tulane Saturday.

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