#10 Oklahoma Sooners @ #5 Baylor Bears
Thursday, 11/7/2013 Time: 7:30 pm EST TV: FOX Sports 1
Game Line: Baylor Bears -14.5 (from JustBetOver/Under: 72


Thursday NCAA analysis: The #6 ranked Baylor Bears host the #10 ranked Oklahoma Sooners in a Big 12 showdown in Waco, Texas.  This is not only one of the biggest Big 12 m To say that Baylor has had its most successful season ever would be an understatement. While they are one of the top teams in the country, they are also assaulting the record books as well. The Baylor Bears statistically have the #1 offense in the country, averaging 417 yards per game through the air, and 301 yards per game on the ground. They’re also averaging 63.9 yards per game, and have reached the 70 point plateau four times this year.

Their quarterback, junior Bryce Petty has a completion percentage of almost 70% and has thrown for 2453 yards, 18 touchdowns and only 1 interception. The running game is highly explosive as well. Lache Seastrunk leads the Baylor backfield with 869 yards, averaging 9.1 yards per run. Their defense isn’t talked about much, but not many realize that they rank eleventh in the country in total defense. They can also flat out get to the quarterback registering 23 sacks on the year.atchups of the 2013 college football season, but it’s also the 2nd biggest game of the entire week 11 schedule.  Baylor has an opportunity to help smooth things out for the BCS by taking down another undefeated team in Baylor.

It hasn’t been an ordinary year for Bob Stoops and the Oklahoma Sooners. He’s had a change at quarterback, replacing Landry Jones. Those were big shoes to fill, but Junior Blake Bell is doing an admirable job. They are not the high scoring offense the Sooner faithful is accustomed to see, but they are winning ball games. Their only blemish on their record is a loss to Texas, a game that the Sooners just failed to establish any sort of rhythm on offense. They have a balanced offensive attack mainly focused on the run game, averaging 234 yards per game. The defense is definitely the strength of this team, and they have allowed only 179.5 yards passing per game. The Sooners possess one of the more talented secondaries in the country.

These two met in Norman last year, with Oklahoma winning 42-34. When you look at Baylor’s record and stats they are impressive, but let’s take a quick look at some of the teams they’ve played out of conference. There’s Wofford, an unimpressive 5-3 Southern conference team. You have Louisiana Monroe a mediocre 5-4 Sun Belt team, and Buffalo, who is 6-2 from the MAC. Ok, now let’s take a look at who they’ve played in the Big 12. West Virginia, a team on a down year at 4-5…Iowa State, a pathetic 1-7 team…Kansas, a 2-6 team that’s stuck in rebuilding mode…and finally Kansas St, who they only beat by 10 and is also on a down year at 4-4. The crowd in Waco will definitely be rowdy, but this will be the first ranked team that Baylor has played this year. This is also the best defense they will have played this year by far. Oklahoma had a slip up against Texas, but besides that, they’ve had wins against much tougher opposition. It’s one thing to be favored at home against Oklahoma, but it’s another thing to be favored by two touchdowns against them with two weeks to prepare, I think Bob Stoops will have a game plan for this Baylor offensive attack and will have his squad ready. I can’t imagine the Sooners can’t be too happy about being this big of an underdog against a team that hasn’t played anybody. Baylor might win this game, but it won’t be easy.

Free Week 11 Thursday Night College Football Pick: Oklahoma +14 & Over 72
Oklahoma Sooners at Baylor Bears Score Prediction: Baylor 38 – Oklahoma 35


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