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BearsIllustrated provides their staff predictions for Saturdays showdown between Oklahoma and Baylor

The Bears will face their stiffest competition to date, when the Oklahoma Sooners come in to town on Saturday night. We provide our predictions for the game, in what should be one of the premiere games of the college football season.

Kevin Barrera

BearsIllustrated Co-Owner and Recruiting Coordinator

This is a tough one. I do believe that Baylor is just a different team at home. Baylor hasn’t lost a home game in about 4 years. This is the toughest game that Baylor has had up to this point, and the same could be said for OU.

This is OU’s toughest defense they’ve had in a while, but this is also one of the most potent and efficient offenses that OU has faced up to this point. Does OU have the ability to cover Coleman, Cannon, Jay Lee, while trying to slow down Shock Linwood and Devin Chafin, behind one of the top OLs in the country? 

Many believe that Stidham will struggle because of his inexperience, but Briles has never spoken higher of a QB and honestly, Briles is right when he says that all Stidham has to do is manage the game. Baylor does an excellent job of getting the ball in the hands of the playmakers quickly. Stidham just has to make the easy throws. This game will come down to whether or not OU can keep up with Baylor. I think they can for the most part. I see this game as a 3 point game going in to the 4th quarter, with Baylor scoring a TD late to ice the game.

Baylor 45 Oklahoma 35

Tim Watkins

BearsIllustrated Co-Owner, Publisher

These are two great teams. There might not be a team playing at a higher level than OU right now. They have been truly dominant since their completely confounding loss to Texas.  They have won those four games 232-50. Baylor beat those four same teams by the score of 205-83.  The Sooners are by far the best team the Bears will have seen in 2015.  

But the Bears don't lose in Waco.  20 games in a row.  20 times the Bears were celebrating during the Baylor Line. The biggest difference between these two teams are the offensive lines. The Bears have one of the best in the nation, in terms of experience and talent.  Oklahoma has a developing offensive line that has struggled to protect Baker Mayfield and to create running lanes for their talented running backs. 

This is a game of the big uglies up front to win, and the Bears simply have the better offensive and defensive fronts. 

Baylor 45 Oklahoma 38 

 


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