Baylor vs. Oklahoma: The Morning After -- Links, Highlights, Recaps, Tweets

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The next time somebody around you calls our defense "opportunistic," I want you to hit them in the face with a pie. Even if it's me. Especially if it's me. This defense is just plain good.


12
OKLAHOMA
(7-2, 4-2) Rnk: 12/8/10
1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH F
0 5 7 0 12
3 21 10 7 41

Box Score | Quotes | Notes | Baylor Photos
USA Today Photos | Highlights | Postgame

Waco, Texas • Attendance: 50,537

41
BAYLOR
(8-0, 5-0) Rank: 5/5/6

Major Contributors:

Bryce Petty: 13-26 for 204 yards and 3 TDs, 16 rushes for 61 yards and 2 TDs
Rashodrick Linwood: 23 carries for 184 yards -- OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME
Antwan Goodley: 6 catches for 80 yards, 2 TDs
Levi Norwood: 4 catches for 78 yards, 1 TD (should have been 2)

Ahmad Dixon: 10 tackles, 7 solo. 1 TFL, 1 PBU -- DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME
Eddie Lackey: 8 tackles, 4 solo. 1 TFL, 1 INT, 1 QB Hurry
Demetri Goodson: 2 tackles, 3 PBU, 1 INT (should have been 2), HUGE GAME

Top 25 Results:

Since I'm doing this on a Friday and not a Sunday, most of the games this week haven't been played. One big one besides our game obviously has. Last night, the #5 Stanford Cardinal beat up and then outlasted the #3 Oregon Ducks 26-20 in Palo Alto.

There's a lot of ways this could impact Baylor, which stands to move up at least 1 spot in the coming BCS unless something weird and unexpected happens. Stanford likely jumps Ohio State for various reasons, putting them at least third. Oregon falls out of the top 5 to somewhere around seventh or eighth, again depending on whatever else happens. That gives Baylor at least one spot to rise (to #5), but you might see us jump Ohio State, who is off this week, as well. It could happen. I'm fairly certain we won't jump Stanford.

We'll know more about this in coming days. I'll update with whatever informed speculation (because that's all we have) I can find.

News! Everything Baylor I could find this morning.

No. 5 Football Takes Down Oklahoma, 41-12 - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site - BaylorBears.com
Bryce Petty threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more, Shock Linwood ran for 182 yards and fifth-ranked Baylor stayed undefeated, passing its first big test with a 41-12 victory over No. 12 Oklahoma on Thursday night.

Baylor Football — Best GIFs: Baylor 41, Oklahoma 12
Best GIFs: Baylor 41, Oklahoma 12.

Baylor, Oklahoma Postgame Quotes - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site - BaylorBears.com
The Baylor University Bears Official Athletic Site, partner of CBS College Sports Networks, Inc. The most comprehensive coverage of Baylor Athletics on the web.

Thursday night fallout: Stanford, Baylor (and the ACC) win the day - SBNation.com
Week 11's Thursday night was billed as perhaps the biggest weeknight of regular-season games in college football history. While both games were decisive wins for the home teams, the night still changed things.

No. 5 Baylor proves itself worthy with thrashing of No. 12 Oklahoma - CBSSports.com
No. 5 Baylor takes a while to get warmed up, but once it does the Sooners did not stand a chance. Baylor shows off a powerful defense to go with its much-hyped offense

FOX Sports Video - Briles on big win over Sooners
Coach Art Briles sounds off after the Bears 41-12 win over the Sooners.

Baylor Bears defense makes statement against Oklahoma Sooners - ESPN
The Phil Bennett who held court with reporters late Thursday night was telling stories and laughing and glad-handing anyone who approached.

Video: Art Briles talks about Baylor Bears' big win over OU Sooners - ESPN
Baylor coach Art Briles talks about the sixth-ranked Bears' win over No. 10 Oklahoma.

Instant analysis: Baylor Bears dominate Oklahoma Sooners - ESPN
They might have started slowly -- well, for them -- but the No. 6 Baylor Bears poured it on and beat No. 10 Oklahoma Sooners 41-12 on Thursday night.

Each BCS contender's odds of winning out, no matter what happens this week - SBNation.com
Ten teams have realistic (or very optimistic) shots at the BCS National Championship, but Thursday and Saturday will tell us exactly how many are fighting for the top two spots.

Baylor establishes itself as complete team in rout of Oklahoma - College Football - Andy Staples - SI.com
Baylor established itself as a complete team after the Bears' defense shined in a 41-12 rout of Oklahoma in Waco on Thursday night.

Three and Out: Baylor's defense comes alive in 41-12 win over Oklahoma | Campus Union - SI.com
After weathering a slow, mistake-filled start, No. 5 Baylor dominated No. 12 Oklahoma to improve to 8-0. Here are three takeaways from the Bears’ 41-12 victory:

Sooner shutdown: Bears dominate OU with vicious defense - WacoTrib.com: Baylor Bears Football
On an electric night at Floyd Casey Stadium, Baylor’s players and fans dressed in black for their most significant Big 12 game ever at their 63-year-old home.

And then one other thing I thought was interesting...

Kevin Sumlin 'top choice' for USC job, according to report - SBNation.com
The Trojans could try and steal the star coach away from Texas A&M.

More will be written throughout the day. Check back!

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