Baylor vs. Oklahoma State: Spread Info, Line, BCS Impact and Prediction

T.J. McaloonContributorOctober 27, 2011

AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 15:  An Oklahoma State cheerleader flies the Cowboys' flag after a touchdown against the Texas Longhorns on October 15, 2011 at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas.  Oklahoma State beat Texas 38-26.  (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)
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No. 4 Oklahoma State (7-0, 4-0) looks to continue their rise up the BCS standings as they host Big 12 Conference member Baylor (4-2, 1-2). The Cowboys come into this game on a seven-game winning streak. A win here will keep Oklahoma State stay near the top of the BCS Standings 


Where: Boone Pickens Stadium; Stillwater, Oklahoma 

When: Saturday, Oct. 29 at 3:30 p.m. EDT 

Watch: ABC or ESPN-2, check local listings but it will be on  

Betting Line: Oklahoma State -14 


Who Might Not Play For Oklahoma State: WR Hubert Anyiam is likely to miss the remainder of the season with a broken bone in his left foot. 

Who Might Not Play for Baylor: No injuries to report of as of now.


Key Storyline

Will Oklahoma State remain on track for a BCS Championship game?  


BCS Implications

For Oklahoma State, if they happen to lose this game, it will ruin any chance that they had at making the BCS Championship game. They need to keep winning from here until the end of their regular season. If they do, they will make the title game.


Oklahoma State Player to Watch: WR Justin Blackmon

Blackmon is one of the best receivers in college football. He will be featured in this game, as Oklahoma St. will have to get him into the game plan if they want to keep Baylor from upsetting them.

Baylor Player to Watch: QB Robert Griffith III

RG III, is the leader of this Baylor offense. He makes up their entire offense and will be the reason this Baylor team can pull off the upset this week.


Key Matchup: QB Robert Griffin III vs. the Oklahoma State defense 

As we noted above, Robert Griffin will be the reason why Baylor has a chance this week. But Oklahoma State comes into this game ranking second nationally with 24 takeaways. The Cowboys defense will be too much for Griffin III to handle.


Prediction: Oklahoma State 38, Baylor 24