By the Numbers
Is it okay to over-look Baylor? I mean this is the team that has lost four of their last five games and their last three games by a combined score of 152-66. They still rank 7th nationally passing (282.9 ypg) but are playing with their second team quarterback and are 0-3 with him at the helm. Baylor's rushing attack isn't much to look at either. The Bears are 119th in the nation in rushing (48.1ypg). Neither one of these is translating into a lot of points either. Baylor averages 24.8 points per game ranking them about middle of the pack nationally.
It's not pretty on defense either for the Bears. Baylor is giving up 187 yards on the ground each game (109th nationally) and 128.8 yards through the air (70th nationally). Baylor also allowes an average of 32.2 points per game (109th nationally). Allen Patrick, Chris Brown or Jacob Gutierrez, whoever carries the ball for the Sooners, should have a great day. Also look for Thompson to have plenty of opportunities passing the ball as OU will try to impress some Texas quarterback recruits.
While the Sooners could spend this week focusing on Oklahoma State and still go out and win this game they need to remain focused on Baylor and get a good win. The Sooners have not been able to impress the voters all season and an sloppy over Baylor could cost OU in the polls.
The other thing to keep in mind is that this will be Oklahoma's last trip to the state of Texas this season and there are a few recruits who will be looking the Sooners' way. It's never too late to make a good impression.
Players to Watch
- No. 37 - P Daniel Sepulveda, Sr.
- No. 3 - CB C.J. Wilson, Sr.
- No. 7 - WR Dominique Ziegler, Sr.
- No. 90 - DE Marcus Foreman, Sr.
- No. 50 - OG Will Blaylock. Sr.
- No. 72 - OT Jason Smith, Soph.
- No. 1 - FS Dwain Crawford, Soph.
- No. 6- CB Anthony Arline, Sr.
- No. 99 - NT M.T. Robinson, Sr.
Baylor is trying to mimic the Texas Tech offense but now they are doing it with a freshman back-up quarterback. OU had great preperation for this game Saturday night when they faced the real Texas Tech offense. The Oklahoma defense has had good success against the spread attack and should be able to take advantage of the weak Baylor defense.
The Sooners have never lost to Baylor in football and there is no reason to expect anything different Saturday morning.