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Payback: Celebrations like Sooners' Mayfield often bring it

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield set off a firestorm when he grabbed a Sooners flag and planted it at midfield after he and his team knocked off then-No. 2 Ohio State 31-16 on the road last weekend.

If recent history is a guide, Mayfield and the Sooners might want to avoid the Buckeyes in the near future.

Teams that disrespect their opponents often don't have to wait long before getting their comeuppance.

Retribution for perceived slights has been a part of the game for decades. Though Mayfield later apologized for his actions, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has a history of getting even.

"I don't think there's any question that it's a motivator for the...