Sterling Shepard is by far the Sooners best and most dangerous wide receiver. He makes the tough catches, the easy catches, and is a constant threat to take it to the house ever single play. Shepard's ability as a wide receiver has been absent for the Sooners last two games against the Baylor Bears. Injuries have kept him off the filed.
These are Sterling Shepard's stats against Baylor that last two times they have played.
While Shepard's absence is not THE reason the Sooners have been ineffective against Baylor over the past two season, but taking his pass catching abilities has surely stunted the Sooners offense.
Saturday in Waco, Shepard has a chance at redemption. He has averaged the just over 5 catches for 91 yards a game and has found the endzone 9 times this season. He is the glue that holds the Sooners passing game together.
Shepards ability to find holes in the Baylor secondary, move the chains, and find the endzone will go a long ways to determining the Sooners success on Saturday. Something tells me that Shepard will be up to the task.