Oklahoma fans have been begging for a bye week and now that it has passed they can’t wait to see the Sooners back in action. OU will take on the Baylor Bears at 11:00 AM this Saturday in Waco.
With Caleb Williams on the field there has been no shortage of impressive play at the quarterback position. But, this week is special because Gerry Bohanon from Baylor can sling it as well. Let’s take a look at this weeks QB matchup.
Since just before the midway point of the season Caleb Williams has taken over college football. He burst onto the scene with a legendary comeback victory over Texas at the Cotton bowl and hasn’t looked back since. The Oklahoma offense hasn’t looked back either as they’ve been lighting up the scoreboard with Williams at the helm.
We’ve had a week off so let me remind you of some of the numbers the true freshman has put up. By my scoring system Caleb is 3-0 against opposing QB’s since taking over in week six. He put up 6 touchdowns while completing 23/30 passes the last time he was in action against Texas Tech. On the season he has a total of 17 touchdowns with only 1 interception. He has also racked up nearly 1,200 passing yards which puts him in the top 20 in the country despite not playing a majority of the season so far.
Williams is on track to do something special by being the highest graded true freshman quarterback of all-time. He currently sits at a rating of 94.8. He is also the highest graded quarterback against power five teams this season with a rating of 95.6.
Ratings and stats obviously aren’t everything but the impact that he has had on this Oklahoma team is undeniable. The next three weeks will either make or break his freshman season. It’s time to see what Caleb Williams is really made of now that we are in November.
A lot of the credit for the Bears success this season belongs to Gerry Bohanon. Bohanon is a guy that has been with Baylor for four years but is only a junior on the field. He has put in his time in this program and now it is his turn to have the reigns.
He has thrown for just under 2,000 yards on the season and has added 15 passing touchdowns to go with it. Bohanon takes good care of the ball only having 5 interceptions in 9 games. He also has the ability to hurt defenses on the ground. He isn’t going to be a guy who rushes for over 100 yards per game, but he can make some things happen. On the season he has found the end zone 7 times with his feet.
His best game of the season came against West Virginia where he threw for 336 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Gerry seems to play the best when he can sit back in the pocket and analyze the defense. It will be important for Oklahoma to keep the pressure on him all afternoon. He is coming off of a rough game where he threw two interceptions. Perhaps the Sooners can get to him early and shut down the Baylor offense.
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