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Know Your Enemy: Baylor Bears

Baylor quarterback Zach Smith plays in the Cactus Bowl against Boise State. As a freshman last season, Smith completed 59 percent of his passes for 1,576 yards with 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Know Your Enemy: Baylor Bears

WHO: Baylor Bears (0-5)

WHEN: Saturday, October 14th @ 2:30 PM CT

WHERE: Stillwater, Oklahoma

HOW TO WATCH: Fox Sports One

SCOUTING Baylor: The Bears have continued to get better every week, but Rhule’s group is still not very good. They struggle to match up with teams on the field due to a lack of talent. One thing is for sure, if you are double-digit favorite against a team that should not belong on the same field as you, you better take the game seriously.

The three names from Baylor’s offense that Oklahoma State must remember: Zach Smith, Denzel Mims, and Terrence Williams. Those three continue to be an issue to opposing teams. Smith has flashed signs of being able to be a quality system quarterback over his last two games. He is taking what a defense gives him and has put together sustainable drives. Mims has been quietly an All-Big 12 caliber receiver so far this season. His coming out party came against Oklahoma three weeks ago, and Oklahoma State better apply extra help to his side today. Lastly, Terrence Williams is a running back that could find playing time on just about any team in this conference. It is unfortunate that he has yet to break the century mark on the ground, but he is another talented player on that Baylor offense.

Only one word can describe Baylor’s defense: Putrid. Their run defense is abysmal. Their pass defense is opportunistic. Their entire defense is horrible. Oklahoma State should not have any issues moving the football and scoring points as long as they do not try to do too much. This defense is capable of taking of advantage of a mistake, and should be taken as such. The Cowboys are going to get a lot of pressure and a lot of fight from Baylor, but do not expect them to contain this Oklahoma State offense one bit.

It’s a weird time in college football. Being a double-digit favorite over a far inferior team does not mean anything anymore. Can Oklahoma State just survive what looks to be a season heading for absolute chaos? We’re about to find out.

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