Swinney says Mayfield and Manziel are similar

Oklahoma has won seven in a row since losing to Texas and the Sooners have the attention of Clemson coach Dabo Swinney.

A season ago, the Sooners wrapped up the 2014 year by losing to Clemson in the Russell Athletic Bowl. This time around, Swinney is comparing Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield to Johnny Manziel.

"Their quarterback looks like Johnny Manziel running around out there," Swinney said to The State in South Carolina. "He’s an absolute nightmare. We’ll have our hands full with that guy."

Mayfield has thrown for 3,389 yards and run for 420. He has accounted for 42 touchdowns.

"We have all the momentum," Clemson receiver Jordan Leggett said to The State. "They’re not an obstacle for us. They’re just an opportunity for us to get better and move on to the next game."

OU and Clemson will play Dec. 31 at the Orange Bowl in Miami.