Baylor destroys Oklahoma

Sooners once-promising season comes crashing down in historic home loss

There was a long list of firsts that came out of Oklahoma’s 48-14 loss to Baylor on Saturday, and none of them were good for the Sooners.

No. 15 Oklahoma (6-3, 3-3 Big 12) lost back-to-back home games for the first time under coach Bob Stoops and will finish the season with a pair of Big 12 home losses for the first time since 1999.

Baylor won for the first time in Norman and ended a 37-game road losing streak against top-25 opponents that started in 1991.

The 34-point margin of defeat was also the largest at Owen Field since 1997 – a 51-7 loss to Texas A&M – as Oklahoma lost to a team in consecutive seasons for the first time since Stoops took over.

There was no solace in Norman on Saturday.

No. 10 Baylor scored 45 unanswered points as the Sooners did everything imaginable to beat themselves. Oklahoma missed a short field goal, threw an interception that was just about returned for a touchdown and had numerous penalties – ones that both stalled Oklahoma’s drives and extended drives for Baylor.

Baylor (8-1, 5-1), which was the top offense and the top defense in the Big 12, scored on eight of nine drives after Oklahoma took a 14-3 lead.

The fans still in attendance in the fourth quarter, which was about a quarter later than most of the once-packed stadium decided to file toward the exits two at a time, continued a heavy onslaught of boos on a team and a coaching staff that deserved it.

Oklahoma’s once-promising season will instead go down as the worst Big 12 season under Stoops, who will tie his first season for most losses in conference play.

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