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Baylor Vs. Oklahoma: Could A Shootout Favor The Bears In An Upset?

Baylor are heavy underdogs (+16) at home against Oklahoma this Saturday, and have beaten the Sooners a grand total of never times in school history. And as SB Nation's Bill C. points out, while head coach Art Briles has upset the likes of Texas, Missouri and others in the Big 12, he's 0-4 against Bob Stoops with an average 29.5 margin in those losses.

But there is hope, at least per Bill C., who theorizes that Baylor's depth at playmaking wide receivers could be the difference if OU and Baylor end up in a shootout. With OU's best weapon - receiver Ryan Broyles - out for the year, it's possible the Bears could keep pace with Oklahoma and possibly make a key scoring play late:

Baylor has depth in the one area that can significantly hurt Oklahoma tomorrow: the receiving corps. Reese is suddenly surging (13 catches for 290 yards and three touchdowns in the last two games), Terrance Williams is still a viable threat (41 catches, 658 yards, eight touchdowns) and Kendall Wright is still Kendall Wright (81 catches, 1,073 yards, nine touchdowns).

The Sooner secondary has gathered itself a bit -- Fleming, a wonderful corner, is back in the fold, Lynn has been relegated back to second string, and Jefferson and Nelson are much closer to full health after a bye week. But if there are holes to poke, Baylor will find them.

For more on Baylor, check out brand new blog, Our Daily Bears. For more Oklahoma, visit The Crimson and Cream Machine. For everything college football, check out SB Nation's college football news hub.

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