In a playoff showdown Baylor fell to Oklahoma on Saturday night in Waco. OU limited Baylor’s rushing attack and big play receiver Corey Coleman, forcing true Freshman Jarrett Stidham to improvise to beat the Sooners. On the other hand OU quarterback Baker Mayfield may have very well officially launched his Heisman campaign with a signature performance both rushing and passing against the Bears.
You can bet Big 12 coaches will be going over Oklahoma's defensive gameplay with a fine tooth comb to try and help decode Baylor's offense. The Sooners held Baylor 200 yards below their season average.
Baylor can still win the Big 12, but they’ll now need help and they’ll also need to run the gauntlet of road trips to Oklahoma State and TCU.
Blurbs and Notes:
- “I just think we made too many mistakes and had some untimely penalties there at the end, but Oklahoma played extremely well and got out of here with a win.” Baylor Head Coach Art Briles
- “Go into their backyard on a night like tonight and play this way, you know, we're one of those teams that has a chance.” Oklahoma Coach Bob Stoops
- Baylor lost in Waco for the first time since Oct. 13, 2012, snapping the nation’s longest home winning streak. BU is 29-2 at home since 2011.
- Oklahoma’s Samaje Perine piled up 167 yards and two scores.
- Corey Coleman’s three receptions were his lowest total of 2015.