Baylor football has found itself in a less than ideal position through five games this season, still without a win. But if history is any indicator, Bears fans should have some hope to cling onto as the team heads to Oklahoma State on Saturday.
Heading into Stillwater, Baylor is 3-0 against Oklahoma State in games which Mason Rudolph has played at quarterback for the Cowboys.
Rudolph’s first appearance in an Oklahoma State uniform came during Baylor’s 49-28 win over the Cowboys during the 2014 season. Baylor struck once again in Stillwater in November 2015, handing Oklahoma State its first loss of the season, before defeating Rudolph a third time in Waco in 2016.
And the Oklahoma State quarterback hasn’t forgotten the three failed attempts to get past the Bears – which count for nearly half of the seven Oklahoma State losses in which he has started in.
Rudolph said he’s been eying the Baylor game for quite some time, thanks to his tortured history against the Bears dating back to 2014.
Oklahoma State most recently defeated Baylor in 2013 – the lone loss of the regular season for a Bears team that went on to win the Big 12 crown. But the all-time series between the two is closer than one may suspect, as Oklahoma State only owns a 19-16 edge over Baylor.
Baylor, however, won nine straight over the Cowboys from 1915-1972.
On Saturday, Baylor will have the chance to go a perfect 4-0 against Rudolph during his tenure at Oklahoma State. It won’t be easy, as a winless Bears team will go up against one of the highest-flying offenses in the nation.
But coming off an extra week of rest, don’t write off the Bears from finally finding the win column this weekend. Not just yet.
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