The Baylor Bears and No. 14 Oklahoma State Cowboys face off in a Big 12 football matchup on Saturday, Oct. 14.
Baylor is fresh off a bye week, but it still searching for its first win of the season. The Bears are 0-5 to start the Matt Rhule era, including 0-2 in Big 12 play. However, the Bears have been within one score in every fourth quarter this season.
Oklahoma State is a legitimate national title contender with All-America candidate Mason Rudolph at quarterback. The Cowboys need to win this game to stay alive in the Big 12 race after losing to TCU at home.
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Update: Due to a weather delay for TCU-Kansas State, Baylor-Oklahoma State will air on FOX Business Network. Go here to find FBN in your area.
Baylor will travel to Stillwater, Okla., to face off against No. 14 Oklahoma State at 2:30 p.m. CT.
Fans can stream Baylor-Oklahoma State online or on mobile using FOX Sports Go.
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1. Contain the big play. Allowing big plays has been arguably this team defense’s biggest Achilles heel. The Bears allowed just three touchdowns to Duke, but all were runs of 34 or more yards. That continued in the second half against Oklahoma. If the Bears wants to win, it can’t allow Oklahoma State’s explosive playmakers to dictate the game.
2. Run the ball. Baylor hasn’t run consistently since beating Boise State in the Cactus Bowl. That was also the last time this team had a healthy stable of running backs. With Abram Smith out for the year, this is as good as it will get. JaMycal Hasty is back from a knee injury, and Terence Williams should get more carries after being limited against Kansas State and Oklahoma. The group is all there. If Baylor can’t run the ball at least a little better against Oklahoma State, there’s no reason to think it will get any better later.
3. Control the clock. Some of Oklahoma State’s issues will be recognizable to a few fans in Waco. The Cowboys tend to score too quickly and put tremendous strain on their thin defense. At least a couple of quick Oklahoma State drives are unavoidable. However, if the Bears hold onto the ball for extended periods, it allows the offense to get out of rhythm on the sideline. Additionally, it allows BU’s thin defense to rest. Running the ball consistently will help this significantly.
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