(12) Oklahoma at (6) Baylor
Oklahoma: Since losing to Texas, the Sooners have scored 50 points and totaled 500 yards of offense in its last four games. Their defense isn’t too shabby either so they are displaying balance on both sides of the football which is always a positive. They’re ranked 12th in the FBS on offense and 10th on defense, not too shabby. Baker Mayfield has been a star this year and there’s so much to like about his game. He can fling it all over the field, he has good pocket awareness, he can move in the pocket which is always essential for a quarterback today and he can make throws on the run. Oklahoma also has another one of my favorite players and he goes by the name of Samaje Perine who leads the Big-12 with ten rushing touchdowns. Stoops and company are in for a challenge against the country’s most prolific offense.
Baylor: No Seth Russell, no problem. Let’s meet his back up. A young man by the name of Jared Stidham, a true freshman. Seth is out for the rest of the season with a neck injury and in their first game without him, Baylor looked as if they didn’t miss a beat. Stidham had his way with that Kansas State secondary and he threw three touchdown passes in a 31-24 victory to keep Baylor unbeaten. He also passed for 419 yards in the win. This Baylor offense is video game esqe. The quickness they display, the big play ability they show down the field and they can simply score with ease. 57 points a game should tell you that much. One guy who I feel doesn’t get enough recognition is Corey Coleman, their explosive wide receiver. He’s caught 20 touchdown passes this year and the offense is built through him. They have a showdown tonight with Oklahoma coming to town.
Prediction: Oklahoma has the best defense in the Big-12 and they have improved greatly this season. They are ranked in the country with 34 sacks. Baylor’s running back, Shock Linwood leads the conference in rushing yards per game with 130. This’ll be a chess match. A prolific offense against one of the better defenses in college football. I like Baylor at home in this one. Baylor 48 Oklahoma 38.