Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. #16 Baylor Bears
Saturday – September 24 – 6:30 p.m.
McLane Stadium – Waco – Texas
Records Before the Game
Oklahoma State Cowboys 2-1, 2nd Big 12
#16 Baylor University Bears 3-0, 2nd Big 12
When I think about Baylor football I think about power football. Football fanatics don’t talk about issues off the field. They don’t talk about GPA or what’s going on the classroom. It’s obvious the problems don’t fall with players showing up and passing classes. The programs are between the lines (football field). The Bears starts slow and end games by putting up points. This week, Oklahoma State rolls into Waco looking for a win and you can’t start slow against these guys. Baylor has to come out and hit the Cowboys right in the mouth!
Shock Linwood is one of my favorite running backs in the country, but Terrence Williams has 237 yards from scrimmage averaging 5.5 yards per carry. His 77 yards per game is second on the team to JaMycal Hasty. JaMycal Hasty is averaging 79 yards per game with two rushing touchdowns. Shock Linwood has no rushing touchdowns this season. The running controls the opponents defense. As of today, Baylor has a total of 846 yards on the ground while their opponents has 457. Which yet explains the concerns with running the ball. The key to the offense is feeding their three talented runners on Saturday.
K.J. Smith, Greg Roberts and Patrick Levels has to get behind that massive defensive line and record some sacks! These players are team leaders but only have one or two sacks respectively. If the defense plays a safe secure zone defensive scheme. The Cowboys will blow them out … Period!
The first three games were close because the defense gave up big plays and costly penalties in the first half. Corner back Orion Stewart will have his hands full, but he is a great corner back lading the team with 2 interceptions. Look for Oklahoma State to test him early in the game by going deep to his side.
Oklahoma State is a good team, but Baylor is 10 points better this coming Saturday night. Look for Baylor to start off fast in this one. The final score Baylor 35 – Oklahoma State 25!