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Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET
And away we go.
Finally, Baylor should get the proper test a team of its supposed caliber deserves. Both teams are coming off bye weeks and should be well-prepared. Baylor had no trouble against Kansas in Week 9, and Oklahoma had its best win of the season against Texas Tech.
Baylor's keys to the game include a heavy dose of running the ball and capitalizing on any turnovers it can get. Oklahoma has reached into its bag of tricks over the past couple of games, so don't be surprised if the Sooners come out playing with a little bit of reckless abandon.
The Bears are a two-touchdown favorite over the Sooners, according to VegasInsider.com. But Baylor has been so good this season that a "close" game would, in context, mean one that's not over by halftime.
We should have a close game on Thursday. Baylor's offense is one of the best and most balanced in all of college football, but in respect to relative strengths and weaknesses, the Bears and Sooners are more alike than you may think. Both teams can run the ball well, yet the middle of their respective defenses has been a vulnerable spot.
Both teams may attack that area, and by design, that may "slow" the scoring rate.
Baylor has one of the scariest teams in the country, so it wins. Just not in a blowout.
Score prediction: Baylor 45, Oklahoma 35