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Oklahoma Gamebook: OU’s Defense Couldn’t Prop Up Offense in Waco

Oklahoma Gamebook: OU’s Defense Couldn’t Prop Up Offense in Waco

WACO — Oklahoma’s house of cards came crashing down in Waco on Saturday.

The No. 8-ranked Sooners were outmuscled on both sides of the football by the No. 13 Baylor Bears 27-14 at McLane Stadium as Dave Aranda befuddled Lincoln Riley’s offense for the third year running.

OU’s offense deployed both Caleb Williams and Spencer Rattler in an effort to find any offensive answers, but in the end the Sooners could only muster 260 total yards of offense.

As the Oklahoma offense struggled to even stay on the field, the Baylor rushing attack eventually wore down Alex Grinch’s defense. Baylor tallied 413 yards for the afternoon, holding onto the football for almost 35 1/2 of the game’s 60 minutes.

The inability to move the ball with any consistency ended up costing the Sooners their undefeated season and a path to the College Football Playoff.

For more of Ryan’s breakdown of Oklahoma’s loss copy this link and put it your browser:

https://www.si.com/college/oklahoma/football/oklahoma-gamebook-ous-defense-couldnt-prop-up-offensive-in-waco

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Ryan Chapman covers Oklahoma Athletics and the Oklahoma City Thunder for 107.7 The Franchise since 2019. In December of 2020, Chapman was named the Deputy Editor of Sports Illustrated Sooners, and he also is a contributor for Sports Illustrated Thunder. Chapman has previously worked for OCCC's Student Newspaper, The Pioneer, where Chapman covered the Oklahoma City Energy, the Oklahoma City Dodgers, Oklahoma Athletics and the Oklahoma City Thunder. During his time with The Pioneer, Chapman served as the Sports Editor as well as the Editor-in-Chief.

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