In 10 days' time, the 6th-ranked Baylor Bears return to action against the 10th-ranked Oklahoma Sooners in a nationally-televised Thursday night game at Floyd Casey Stadium. It will be, by almost any measure, the biggest game in stadium history to date, in what will definitely be the second-to-last Baylor game ever played there. And according to LVSuperbook, we're going to do it as fairly large favorite:
Looking ahead to November 7th, @LVSuperBook hangs Baylor -12 vs Oklahoma and Oregon -10 @ Stanford— Todd Fuhrman (@ToddFuhrman) October 28, 2013
I've yet to see anyone that seems truly surprised by this line. In fact, Jordan Esco of Crimson and Cream Machine, the OU SB Nation blog, tweeted the following:
Thought it'd be around Baylor (-10) & obviously they s/b favored, but there's just something about seeing a number that big on paper, crazy.— Jordan Esco (@Jordan_Esco) October 28, 2013
He then embarked on a twitter escapade of sorts to find out the last time the Sooners were considered such an underdog. The answer was apparently in 2005, when OU was a 13.5-point dog to the undefeated eventual national champion Texas Longhorns, led by Vince Young.
I'm curious what people feel about this line, a week out from the game. Will it go up or down? Is it too high or too low? I know Baylor fans are confident about our team, so I'm opening this up to everyone. Thoughts?
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