Baylor vs. Oklahoma: Bears ready for big tests

Oct 26, 2013; Lawrence, KS, USA; Baylor Bears quarterback Seth Russell (17) is tackled by Kansas Jayhawks linebacker Victor Simmons (27) in the second half at Memorial Stadium. Baylor won 59-14. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

The sixth-ranked Baylor Bears will host the 10th-ranked Oklahoma Sooners in what is by far their biggest test of the season so far.

The Bears’ best win is over the 6-2 Buffalo Bulls.

The game against the Sooners will be the first of three consecutive games against ranked teams. The Bears will finish the season by hosting the 25th-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders, traveling to Oklahoma State to play the 14th-ranked Cowboys and TCU Horned Frogs and will wrap up the season when they host the Texas Longhorns on December 7.

Both the Longhorns and Bears are undefeated in conference play.

“We’re in a proving business, and this is our job to once again prove where we stand as a football team,” quarterback Bryce Petty told the Associated Press. “A challenge for us, but a challenge that we’ve been waiting for a while. I think everybody’s going to embrace that.”

The game against the Sooners is so big that the Bears have removed the tarps from the stands.

“We’re ready and willing and anxious to get into the grind time,” Bears’ head coach Art Briles explained. “Get into where we’re fighting and scraping for every single thing that’s out there.”

The Bears and Sooners will kickoff at 7:30 pm EST Thursday and the game is on Fox Sports 1.

Topics: Baylor Bears, Oklahoma Sooners

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