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Game 9: Baylor Bears at Oklahoma Sooners

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The Bears travel to Norman today to take on the Big 12-leading Sooners and will try to avoid their third loss in a row.

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25/25/17 BAYLOR (6-2, 3-2) at 9/9/14 Oklahoma (7-2, 6-0)
Nov. 12, 2016 | 11 a.m. CT
Norman, Okla. | Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium (83,489)

TV: ABC/ESPN2
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So from the early returns on Twitter, it appears that Oklahoma is getting healthy right in time for the reeling Bears to come into town. RB Samaje Perine has apparently been activated, after all, and will join Joe Mixon in OU's backfield for this game.

Baylor is either a 17.5 or 18-point favorite in this game depending on which source you like, so expectations are not particularly high. For my part, I'm extremely concerned about our ability to stop OU's offense consistently, and given where we were a week ago, score points of our own to the extent we'll need. If Baylor is going to have ANY chance, the offense has to be significantly better than it's shown in recent weeks, and Seth Russell, in particular, will have to play lights-out for the first time in a while.

MY PREDICTION: Oklahoma 48, Baylor 28

There may be a bit of reverse jinx to this.

With the early game today, I didn't have time to get together a bunch of links. But here's a smattering of what the Twitterverse is talking about with this game:

Paul Finebaum didn't take this position until it was 100% safe for him to do so. And he's yet to say anything about Tennessee to my knowledge. He's a coward.

I can't find anyone that can tell me who this actually is. Several prominent sportswriters wrongly said it was KB, at first. No idea.

Anyway, kickoff is in 20 minutes. Here's the coverage map in case you need it:

#SicEm