The 2019-20 NCAA Football season is winding down, but there is still plenty that has to be settled before bowl season begins. The Baylor Bears are one of just a handful of undefeated teams still remaining in division one, but they will have a huge test this weekend. Baylor will host the Oklahoma Sooners in a Big Twelve Conference showdown on Saturday night, and the undefeated Bears will be the underdogs in this game.
Baylor comes into this game with a perfect 9-0 record and sit in first place in the Big 12 Conference. The Bears have won their last two games by a combined nine points, and they have had to sweat both of them out in the fourth quarter. Oklahoma sits in second place in the Big 12 Conference with an overall record of 8-1. The Sooners won a thrilling one point victory over Iowa State on Saturday after getting stunned by Kansas State just two weeks ago. Oklahoma is a -9.0 point favorite over Baylor in this game.
Oklahoma Defense Letting Them Down
Defense was a major issue for Oklahoma a season ago, and it’s starting to become a huge problem again. The Sooners have given up 89 combined points in their last two games, and that just won’t get the job done. Oklahoma does have some athletes on that side of the ball, and they will need to be aggressive against Baylor in this one. The Sooners have just four takeaways so far this season, and they need to force some turnovers in this game.
Scoring points has not been an issue for Oklahoma this season, and quarterback Jalen Hurts is having a monster season. Hurts has completed close to 75 percent of his passes this season, and can also make some plays with his legs. The former Alabama QB has ran for over 850 yards this season, and actually leads the Sooners rushing attack. Oklahoma will try to win this game with their offense.
Baylor Will Have to Score Points
If the Baylor Bears are going to pull off this upset and stay undefeated then they are going to have to put up some points on the offensive side of the ball. Baylor is averaging more than 35 points per game this season, but they have struggled to find points in their two most recent games. Quarterback Charlie Brewer is having a huge season for the Bears, and has thrown 16 touchdowns to just four interceptions. Baylor has also been a terrific rushing team this season, and that could suit them well in this game. The Bears are averaging over 188 rushing yards per game, and that kind of effort can keep the explosive Oklahoma offense off of the field.
Defense isn’t usually a priority for most teams in the Big 12, but it is for the Baylor Bears. Baylor has allowed less than 20 points per game this season, and it’s the biggest reason that they are the only undefeated team left in the conference. The Bears have racked up 29 sacks as a team, and they will put some pressure on Kyler Murray in this game.
Baylor Covers, Loses First Game
Baylor has managed to survive some close calls of late, but they have managed to play well enough to win all of them. Oklahoma has also been playing in some close games of late, but they have not been playing up to their ability. This game should be another terrific Big 12 matchup, and it’s hard to imagine this game getting out of hand either way. It’s going to go down to the wire, and for that reason taking Baylor and the points is the right pick. Oklahoma should win this game, but take the Baylor Bears +9.0 in this huge tilt against the Oklahoma Sooners. Take Baylor at our favorite pay per head bookie site: https://www.a1pph.com/