Oklahoma Sooners (8-1) at Baylor Bears (8-0)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 14, 2015, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Baylor Bears -3.5 -- Over/Under:
The Oklahoma Sooners and Baylor Bears square off Saturday night at McLane Stadium.
The Oklahoma Sooners look for a statement win and their sixth straight road victory. Baker Mayfield is completing 70.2 percent of his passes for 2,812 yards, 28 touchdowns and four interceptions. Mayfield has nine touchdown passes in his last three games. Sterling Shepard and Dede Westbrook have combined for 1,419 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Durron Neal has 38 receptions. The Oklahoma Sooners ground game is averaging 211.3 yards per contest, and Samaje Perine leads the way with 806 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, Oklahoma is allowing 18.1 points and 327.2 yards per game. Dominique Alexander leads the Sooners with 75 tackles, Jordan Thomas has three interceptions and Eric Striker has 7.5 sacks. Jonathan Alvarez and Zach Sanchez are questionable.
The Baylor Bears look to remain unbeaten and stay in the college football playoff conversation. Jarrett Stidham is completing 77 percent of his passes for 750 yards, nine touchdowns and zero interceptions. Stidham has five touchdown passes in his last three games. Corey Coleman and Jay Lee have combined for 1,746 receiving yards and 26 touchdowns while KD Cannon has 29 receptions. The Baylor Bears ground game is averaging 308.8 yards per contest, and Shock Linwood leads the way with 1,046 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Baylor is allowing 25 points and 388.4 yards per game. Grant Campbell leads the Bears with 64 tackles, Xavien Howard has four interceptions and Shawn Oakman has four sacks.
The Sooners are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bears are 26-7 ATS in their last 33 home games and 26-12-1 ATS in their last 39 games overall. The Sooners are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings in Baylor and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings overall.
I don't trust Oklahoma in big games, and it doesn't get much bigger than this for these teams. Also, Baylor has outscored the Sooners 89-26 the last two seasons. With Baylor at home and an offense that isn't slowin down even with a backup quarterback, I like the Bears to remain undefeated.