Oklahoma vs. Baylor Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the Oklahoma vs. Baylor fearless prediction and game preview.
Oklahoma (3-0) vs. Baylor (0-3) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, Sept. 23rd
Game Time: 6:30 pm ET
Venue: McLane Stadium, Waco, TC
There are two ways Baylor can look at this. Either it’s getting the Oklahoma beating out of the way, or it can shock the world and become a huge player in the Big 12 race right out of the conference gate.
But simply making this competitive would be nice.
Baylor hasn’t completely and totally wet the bed in its 0-3 start, but it hasn’t been able to come through when needed in losses to Liberty, UTSA and Duke. But a few key parts are returning, and now with the pressure off, the team can go for broke.
You want the No One Believes In Us team? Here you go.
Meanwhile, Oklahoma keeps rolling along, having a mediocre first quarter against Tulane but dominating over the final three quarters last week in an easy win. With Baylor this week and Iowa State at home to follow, this needs to be the time the Sooners pad the stats before dealing with Texas – and they should.
One Reason Why Oklahoma Will Win
What’s Baylor’s biggest problem? Shockingly – considered this was one of the most explosive teams of all-time not all that long ago – the quarterbacks can’t complete the forward pass all that well.
Anu Solomon struggled over the first few games, so Zach Smith was put in to try cranking up the offense. He threw for 263 yards and three scores, but he also threw three picks and completed just 12-of-34 passes.
Baylor quarterbacks are completing 41% of their passes on the year. Let that sink in for a moment.
Without the air show to keep up, and with too many turnovers, Baylor might be able to hang around for a little while, but the floodgates will soon open after it starts screwing up.
One Reason Why Baylor Will Win
Okay, Baylor. This might fly in the face of everything the program has done – at least on the field – when it comes to believing in hurrying up and keeping defenses on their heels, but this might be the game to slow things down.
Part of the problem for the quarterbacks has been a lack of a ground game. The line hasn’t been all that great, but now that RB Terence Williams is back after suffering through a shoulder problem, the running game has a star to work around.
What’s Going To Happen
After a sloppy first quarter – and an inspired one from Baylor – Oklahoma will kick it all in with Baker Mayfield and company exploding with a 2014 Baylor-like run to put this away.
The Sooners will load up on Williams and force the Baylor passing game to work.
It really, really won’t.
Oklahoma vs. Baylor Prediction
Oklahoma 48, Baylor 20
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