First Look: Baylor Bears vs. Oklahoma Sooners

Matthew Holst

Football hits the road for a huge game this weekend against an Oklahoma team ranked in the low-to-mid teens.

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NR/NR/NR BAYLOR (4-4, 1-4) vs. 14/13/12 OKLAHOMA (6-2, 4-1)
Nov. 10, 2012 | 2:30 p.m. CT
Norman, Okla. | Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium (82,112)

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Opponent: Oklahoma Sooners
Official Website: SoonerSports.com
Printable Roster: Here, Depth Chart: Here
Last Game: Win, 35-20 over Iowa State
2011 Matchup: Baylor 45, Oklahoma 38, Highlights
SB Nation Blog: Crimson and Cream Machine
Baylor vs. Oklahoma Game Page

2012 OKLAHOMA SOONERS SCHEDULE
DATE OPPONENT RESULT/TIME RECORD/TICKETS
Sat, Sept 1 1-0 (0-0)
Sat, Sept 8 2-0 (0-0)
Sat, Sept 22 2-1 (0-1)
Sat, Oct 6 3-1 (1-1)
Sat, Oct 13 4-1 (2-1)
Sat, Oct 20 5-1 (3-1)
Sat, Oct 27 5-2 (3-1)
Sat, Nov 3 6-2 (4-1)
Sat, Nov 10 3:30 PM ET Tickets
Sat, Nov 17 7:00 PM ET Tickets
Sat, Nov 24 TBD Tickets
Sat, Dec 1 TBD Tickets

OU's record is at this point somewhat deceiving; they have two losses to two top-5 opponents in Kansas State and Notre Dame, both of which occurred at home. After some early struggles with their offense, some of which was attributable to instability on the offensive line and some to Landry Jones' turnover issues, OU seems to have hit their stride recently and is playing much better. They have strong wins over Texas Tech, Texas, and Iowa State, all of which either beat us or might in a couple of weeks.

Baylor has never won in Norman, with the closest game I can think of coming in 2005. Of course, before last year we'd never beaten OU at all, so that's not saying much. Still, this will be Baylor's most difficult game to date now that we know more about West Virginia.

Category National
Rank
Actual National
Leader
Actual Conf
Rank
Big 12
Conference Leader
Actual
Rushing Offense 49 175.13 Army 375.44 6 Kansas St. 224.56
Passing Offense 16 313.63 Baylor 392.13 5 Baylor 392.13
Total Offense 14 488.75 Baylor 581.50 4 Baylor 581.50
Scoring Offense 15 39.50 Oregon 54.33 6 Kansas St. 44.33
Rushing Defense 43 142.88 Stanford 57.78 7 TCU 96.56
Pass Efficiency Defense 4 94.40 Florida 87.43 1 Oklahoma 94.40
Total Defense 17 312.88 Florida St. 227.11 1 Oklahoma 312.88
Scoring Defense 17 17.75 Alabama 9.11 1 Oklahoma 17.75
Net Punting 55 37.26 Louisiana Tech 44.32 7 Oklahoma St. 41.56
Punt Returns 4 16.83 Boston College 25.00 2 Kansas St. 24.90
Kickoff Returns 5 28.84 Utah 35.33 2 Kansas St. 30.04
Turnover Margin 56 .00 Kansas St. 2.22 6 Kansas St. 2.22
Pass Defense 12 170.00 Michigan 145.44 1 Oklahoma 170.00
Passing Efficiency 39 143.02 Alabama 175.85 8 Kansas St. 171.78
Sacks 58 2.00 Stanford 4.33 5 West Virginia 2.38
Tackles For Loss 102 4.63 Stanford 9.22 9 Texas 7.67
Sacks Allowed 44 1.50 Air Force .00 5 Oklahoma St. .50
T=tied at this ranking

Absolute Stats

Passing Rushing Total Offense First Downs Penalties Turnovers
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg Pass Rush Pen Tot No. Yds Fum Int Tot
Offense 8 26.1 40.3 64.9 313.6 2.0 33.4 175.1 5.2 2.8 73.6 488.8 6.6 15.9 8.9 0.5 25.3 5.9 48.4 0.6 0.8 1.4
Defense 8 16.0 31.0 51.6 170.0 0.4 35.5 142.9 4.0 1.3 66.5 312.9 4.7 8.3 6.6 1.5 16.4 3.9 27.9 0.3 1.1 1.4
Difference +10.1 +9.3 +13.3 +143.6 +1.6 -2.1 +32.2 +1.2 +1.5 +7.1 +175.9 +1.9 +7.6 +2.3 -1.0 +8.9 +2.0 +20.5 +0.3 -0.3 0.0

Useful Links

Football Outsiders' FEI and S&P+ rankings and the associated submenus.
SB Nation's Oklahoma 2012 Preview
Football Study Hall's 2011 Statistical Review

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