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Baylor Vs. Oklahoma Odds: Bears Heavy Home Underdogs

Not many are giving Baylor much of a chance of spoiling the Sooners shot at a national title.

With their dramatic 31-30 OT victory at Kansas, Baylor's football team clinched its second straight bowl berth, a huge milestone for a program that had never been to a bowl game as a Big 12 member before Art Briles took over as head coach.

If the odds makers are corect, than taking the next step, and beating No. 5 Oklahoma at home, will be much more difficult. No. 23 Baylor opened as +15 underdogs at home against the Sooners.

Oklahoma, asides from a home loss to Texas Tech that looks more inexplicable by the week, has been dominant this season.

The Sooners have scored 45.4 points a game, 6th in the nation, and have given up 19.8 points a game, 21rst in the country. They have not been seriously challenged in their eight wins so far.

The Bears passing defense, which was gutted by both Oklahoma State and Texas A&M, will need to empty their playbook if they have any chance of stopping QB Landry Jones, even with leading WR Ryan Broyles out for the season.

In all likelihood, the game will come down to the Baylor offense, which will have to match Jones score for score if the Bears are going to pull off the upset. And with a big game, Robert Griffin III could re-insert himself in a suddenly wide-open Heisman race.

With both QB's firing on all cylinders right now, the over/under for Saturday's game has been set at 75 points.

It will be televised nationally on ABC at 7:00 PM.

For the latest news and notes on Baylor, check out or brand new Baylor-themed sports blog Our Daily Bears, while Sooners fans looking for more information on their school can go to Crimson and Cream Machine.

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