Oklahoma vs. Baylor: Live Game Grades and Analysis for the Sooners

Aaron Siegal-EismanFeatured ColumnistNovember 7, 2013

NORMAN, OK - OCTOBER 26:   The Oklahoma Sooners gather on the field before the game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders October 26, 2013 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Texas Tech 38-30. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
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The Sooners and Bears are battling it out to be top dog of the Big 12 Conference.

4th Quarter: Baylor 41, Oklahoma 12

For the full box score, check out NCAA.com.

Oklahoma Sooners Game Grades
Positional UnitFirst Half GradesFinal Grades
Pass OffenseC-D+
Run OffenseDD-
Pass DefenseC-C
Run DefenseCD
Special TeamsA-B+
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First-half Analysis for the Oklahoma Sooners:

Pass Offense: Quarterback Blake Bell got worse as the game went on. The Senior finished the game 15-for-35 with 150 passing yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Bell needs to watch film from this game and learn from his mistakes. 

Run Offense: Oklahoma averages 234 rushing yards per game coming into this game and ended tonight's contest with 87 yards on 34 carries and no touchdowns. Bell's short runs weren't working because Baylor's front seven created a lot of pressure. 

Pass Defense: Oklahoma's secondary wasn't able to improve in the second half. Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty passed 13-for-26 with 204 yards and three touchdowns. The Sooners need to do a better job of sticking on receivers in future games. 

Run Defense: Oklahoma allowed Baylor's third-string running back to run for 182 rushing yards on 23 carries, after the Bears' top two backs got injured. Baylor's run game put them in excellent field position, which resulted into scores.   

Special Teams: Some good kick returns by the special teams staff, but overall nothing special.

Coaching: Oklahoma's coaching staff wasn't able to execute and offensive game plan, which hurt them from keeping up with Baylor.  

Nov 7, 2013; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears quarterback Bryce Petty (14) is tackled on a scramble by Oklahoma Sooners linebacker Dominique (42) and Frank Shannon (20) in the first quarter at Floyd Casey Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Spo
Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

First-half Analysis for the Oklahoma Sooners:

Pass Offense: Quarterback Blake Bell hasn't looked so good thus far. Bell has completed 7-for-16 passes for 65 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. So far, the Sooners aren't getting much down through the air and that needs to improve.   

Run Offense: Baylor's front seven is doing one heck of a job not allowing big yardage for the Sooners. Through the first half, Oklahoma has rushed for 33 yards on 17 carries by six different rushers. Oklahoma's offensive line needs to do a better job of blocking. 

Pass Defense: The Sooner's defense held off this very good Baylor offense until midway into the second quarter. Bears quarterback Bryce Petty passed 8-for-19 with 126 yards and one touchdown. Oklahoma's secondary needs to keep a better eye on the Bears' receivers.

Run Defense: A few injuries to Baylor's top running backs have hurt their squad. But, the Sooners have minimized big runs by the Bears. Oklahoma has allowed 103 rushing yards on 29 rushes (3.6 yards per carry) and one touchdown. 

Special Teams: Excellent kick return by Jalen Saunders, which helped set up an easy field goal for the Sooners. 

Coaching: Oklahoma's coaching staff needs to improve with their play calls in red zone territory.