Big 12 Game of the Week: Oklahoma @ Baylor

By EFN Staff
Published: 11/14/2015

Oklahoma Sooners (8-1) at Baylor Bears (8-0)

Kickoff Time: Saturday, November 14, 8:00 PM
Location: McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas
TV Schedule: ABC

No. 6 Baylor passed its first test without quarterback Seth Russell by squeaking past Kansas State last week to remain undefeated. The Bears face a stiffer challenge when they host a No. 12 Oklahoma team coming off four straight lopsided victories. The Bears have won three of the last four meetings between the teams after dropping the previous 20.

Players to watch

  • Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield has 28 touchdown passes and just four interceptions. The junior has four passing touchdowns of 70-plus yards this season, tying the single-season school record.
  • Bears wide receiver Corey Coleman leads the country with 20 touchdown receptions and 147.3 receiving yards per game. The junior has caught multiple touchdowns in seven of the last eight games. 

Key Stats

  • The Sooners have scored 50-plus points in each of their last four games. 
  • Oklahoma ranks first in the Big 12 in points allowed per game (18.1) and yards allowed (327.2).
  • The Sooners are rushing for 295.2 yards per game over their last four games.
  • For the first time in school history, Oklahoma has 600-plus yards of total offense in each of the last three games.
  • The Bears are 8-0 against ranked opponents at home over the last four years.
  • Baylor leads the nation in scoring (57.4 points per game) and total offense (665.6 yards per game).
  • The Bears are fourth nationally with 308.9 rushing yards per game.
  • Bears running back Shock Linwood rushed for a touchdown in six straight games before being held out of the end zone last weekend. The junior has 10 total touchdowns this season.
  • Baylor is the only team in the country to lead every game by 13-plus points.


  • Russell underwent season-ending neck surgery to repair the fractured vertebrae he suffered on Oct. 24 against Iowa State.