Sooners Baylor problem tough to solve
OU fans want to beat Baylor in the worst way tonight. They’re tired of the now big, bad Bears and their coach, Art Briles.
The Sooners were once the strongman on the beach that kicked sand in the face of Baylor’s 98lb weakling program.
However, that weakling has grown stronger, returned to the beach and started shoving the Sooners around.
Over the last four years, Baylor has won three times against mighty OU. The Bears margin of victory in the last two meetings is 31.5.
I’d like to pick the Sooners in this huge game tonight, but I can’t. I’ve seen too many Bear beatdowns of Oklahoma recently to believe that OU has closed the gap that much in the last year.
The good news there is I’m pretty average when it comes to picking football games.
And this game is on the road, where the Waco wackos will be dressed in all black waiting to celebrate another big victory over the program that once ran them over like roadkill.
Are the Sooners better equipped to compete with Baylor on both sides of the ball? Yep.
Can it help OU that quarterback Baker Mayfield has brought a sense of swagger back to the program in this game tonight? Yep.
Do I think that Briles team still has the Sooners staff confounded when it comes to stopping that Baylor offense? Yep.
Do I think that BU’s track star sprinters still have a good chance of getting behind OU’s secondary two or three times? Yep.
Do I think this will be a much more competitive game than it has been recently? Yep.
Do I think the Sooners will solve their Baylor problem? Nope.
Bears 48, Oklahoma 38.