Make that six in a row for the Sooners! By way of a physical 27-14 win over Baylor on Saturday night Oklahoma kept its streak alive to remain the hottest team in the Big 12. Here are a few thoughts in the aftermath.
Sooners Are Arlington Bound
Tonight’s win set the Big 12 championship game. Iowa State qualified after demolishing West Virginia 42-6 and now the Sooners have secured a rematch. Oklahoma, being the #2 seed, will be the visiting team in the Big 12 championship game.
Sooners Matched Physicality
The M.O. for Oklahoma had been if you were physical they would eventually wear down. Baylor certainly had this in mind as they came out swinging. The problem the Bears ran into is that Oklahoma punched back and kept punching. This has to be encouraging to OU fans, knowing they can put the “lack of physicality” stigma to bed.
No Secondary, No Problem
Oklahoma went into this game with Pat Fields, Justin Broiles, Woodi Washington, Bryson Washington, and Brendan Radley-Hiles all being unavailable in the secondary. The response was fantastic with Tre Norwood and D.J. Graham both nabbing picks
We Saw Vantage Gabe Brkic
Oklahoma’s sophomore kicker hasn’t quite lived up to the standard that he set in 2019 as a freshman but he was stellar Saturday night connecting on three PATs and two field goals, including a 50-yarder into the wind.
Rattler’s Maturation Continues To Show
Regardless of what Spencer Tillman said on the broadcast, Spencer Rattler’s interception was on Rhamondre Stevenson and not the young gunslinger. Rattler finished the game
The Defensive Front Has Become Scary Good
I couldn’t find a total on the number of tipped passes by Oklahoma’s defensive front but it has to be close to a half dozen if not more. The Sooners also limited Baylor to 25 total rushing yards as well as producing five quarterback hurries and three sacks.
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