[12:05 PM] Baylor @ #11 Oklahoma

What will be the GAME RESULT?

#11 Oklahoma: Wins By 15+ Points

Any Other Result


Current odds:

Mississippi State (+14.5): (TBD)

Oklahoma (-14.5): (TBD)


ESPN simulations have Oklahoma as XX% favorites to cover the spread.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Oklahoma to win as (TBD) favorites.

The line for this game is Oklahoma by 17.5 points.

Oklahoma, which appeared out of the College Football Playoff picture after losing two of its first three games to Houston and Ohio State, is back up to No. 11 in the latest CFP rankings heading into the meat of its Big 12 Conference schedule. The Sooners, who have won 13 Big 12 games in a row, can take another big step toward their 10th conference championship in 18 seasons under Bob Stoops with a win over visiting Baylor on Saturday.

The Bears’ season is teetering after back-to-back losses at Texas (35-34) and last week at home to TCU (62-22), a contest that saw Baylor surrender 688 yards, including 431 rushing. Senior Shock Linwood, who has rotated with Terence Williams and JaMycal Hasty for the lead running back role, has rushed for 594 yards through eight games this season to give him a school career record 4,056, but he was suspended for this week’s game by acting head coach Jim Grobe after a sideline dustup with a graduate-assistant coach. The Bears will need a big game from senior quarterback Seth Russell who has passed for 1,978 yards, 19 touchdowns and six interceptions while also rushing for 436 yards and eight touchdowns so far this season and will be going against an Oklahoma defense that ranks 122nd nationally in passing yards allowed per game (297.7).

Junior quarterback Baker Mayfield, who finished fourth in Heisman Trophy balloting a year ago, is having another outstanding season, completing 71.2 percent of his passes for 2,912 yards and 31 touchdowns against only six interceptions. It helps when you have a wide receiver like explosive senior Dede Westbrook, who has 40 catches for 1,012 yards and 12 touchdowns since the start of Big 12 play on Oct. 1, and a running back duo like Joe Mixon (813 yards, 5 TDs) and Samaje Perine (475 yards, 6 TDs), to work with. The Sooners’ defense, which has started 22 different players this season due to a rash of injuries, is led by junior outside linebacker Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, who ranks third in the Big 12 and 20th nationally with an average of 0.9 sacks per game, and cornerback Jordan Thomas, who ranks second in the nation with 1.7 passes defended per game.

Perine, who has missed three games with a pulled hamstring, returned to practice this week and is expected to play while Mixon returns from a one-game suspension for reportedly tearing up a parking ticket and throwing it at an attendant.

Oklahoma is trying for its 100th home win under Stoops who is 99-9 (.917) in 18 seasons at Memorial Stadium.

The Sooners own a 22-3 series edge over Baylor, including 11-1 in Norman, but the Bears have won three of the last five meetings.


StreakSmarts Pick: Oklahoma: Wins By 15+ Points

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick