Baylor and Oklahoma State will meet up for a rematch of last year’s Big 12 Championship Game that featured Baylor facing off with the Cowboys. The Bears will go into this game looking to prove themselves, while Baylor won’t be able to play for an outright Big 12 title on their own without handing Oklahoma State their first conference loss.
Baylor will have to contend with Mason Rudolph and the high-powered Oklahoma State offense. The Cowboys rank first in the conference in scoring offense, averaging 44 points per game. Baylor will need to get pressure on Rudolph and make him uncomfortable in the pocket if they hope to slow down the Cowboy attack.
Baylor has been led this season by their offense, which ranks second in the conference in scoring offense. Baylor will have to ma
ke use of star quarterback Seth Russell’s big arm and playmaking ability to open up Baylor’s receivers on the outside. Baylor also features a solid running game between Terence Williams and Shock Linwood to help balance out the offense. Baylor has been scorching hot lately, winning their last six games.
Oklahoma State has been just as hot, winning their last five games. The Cowboys will be looking to avenge their loss from last year’s Big 12 Championship Game and earn a spot in the College Football Playoff. Oklahoma State features one of the most explosive offenses in the country, led by Mason Rudolph who threw for 4904 yards and 37 touchdowns this season. Baylor will have to rely on their stout defense, led by Taylor Young who had 115 tackles this season, to hold down Oklahoma State’s attack. Both Baylor and Oklahoma State have a lot of weapons coming into the game at both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball.
The Baylor/Oklahoma State matchup is sure to be a shootout and could come down to the wire. Who will come out on top? We’ll have to wait and see. For now, all we can do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.
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