The Baylor Bears are set to go into Stillwater to try and put to rest any hopes the Oklahoma State Cowboys have of being Big 12 Champions. Sitting at No. 4 in the current BCS Standings, the Bears are also looking to leap the Ohio State Buckeyes by taking down the No. 10 Pokes. This is Baylor's toughest test to date, and walking away with a win will not be easy.
As Craig Smoak of 1660 ESPN Central Texas points out, the Bears are hoping to get both Lache Seastrunk and Glasco Martin back at the running back position this ballgame:
Briles says Lache + Glasco both ran "extremely well" yesterday. "Good possibilty" both will be ready. Both will go through some reps today.— Craig Smoak (@CraigSmoak) November 20, 2013
The return of these players will be a big help, and on Saturday, the nation will find out if they are as healthy as advertised.
With the firepower that Baylor brings to the table, plenty of folks will focus on Shaun Lewis, Justin Gilbert and the rest of the Cowboys defense as they try to stop Art Briles' team. However, the real story here is going to be whether Baylor's defense, led by coordinator Phil Bennett, can get the job done.
In this preview we take a look at that key matchup, as Baylor, a team that has started slow recently, hopes to go on the road and stop Oklahoma State's attack. Clint Chelf and the Pokes offense have come alive recently, and this will be another test for an active Bears defense.