Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma Sooners At Baylor | Storylines, How to Watch, Odds, & Predictions

M. Hofeld

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Kickoff: 6:30 PM CT

Location: McLane Stadium (Waco, TX)

Television: ABC

Storylines

Since Baylor won three of four meetings against Oklahoma — in 2011, ’13 and ’14 for its only series victories — the Sooners have won four straight against the Bears (have averaged 51.0 points). OU scored 44 points in 2015, 45 in 2016, 49 in 2017 and 66 last year. It has scored at least 30 points in 18 of the last 20 series games, and at least 40 in 12 of those.

OU has won 18 straight November games (last loss on Nov. 8, 2014, vs. Baylor). Since the start of the 2000 season, it is 62-11 (.849) in the month.

Today’s game will feature the Big 12’s top scoring offense in Oklahoma (48.4 ppg; No. 2 nationally) vs. the league’s top scoring defense in Baylor (19.0 ppg; No. 17 nationally). OU also ranks first in the country in total offense (587.3 ypg) while Baylor ranks second in the Big 12 and 31st nationally in total defense (337.4 ypg). Similarly, the Sooners lead the nation in passing efficiency rating (210.2) while the Bears lead the Big 12 and rank 10th nationally in passing efficiency defense (109.4 rating).

Oklahoma is averaging a nation-leading 587.3 offensive yards per game, which is 41.5 yards more than the next highest average (545.8 by Clemson). Making that even more impressive is the fact the Sooners rank 118th out of 130 teams by averaging just 63.2 plays per game. OU averages 9.3 yards per play, which is 1.5 yards more than the team with the second highest average (7.8 by Alabama). Last year, OU set the FBS single-season record by averaging 8.6 yards per play.

Odds

Oklahoma (-10)

O/U 68.5

Predictions

Craig: 45-38 Oklahoma

Zack: 42-38 Oklahoma

Mark: 45-20 Oklahoma

Matt: 45-38 Oklahoma

Rich: 42-31 Oklahoma

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