Both teams started out slow, as the score in the early stages of the 2nd quarter was 5-3 Oklahoma, with two field goals and a safety to show on the scoreboard. That wouldn’t last very much longer however, at least for Baylor.
Bryce Petty and the Bears uncorked their impressive offense late in the half, scoring three touchdowns to end the half and basically winning the game there. BU was able to take a 24-5 halftime lead on the legs of Petty, who rushed for two touchdowns and then threw another. The Sooners tried to get back into it, scoring a touchdown late in the 3rd quarter to cut the lead to 28-12. After that, it was once again all Baylor.
Shock Linwood was by far the player of the game for Baylor, as the third string running back replaced Lache Seastrunk and Glasco Martin, who were both injured in the first half. Linwood went on for 182 yards on 23 carries. Petty ended up throwing 13 of 26 for 204 yards and 3 touchdowns, he also ran for 45 yards on 16 carries.
For Oklahoma, quarterback Blake Bell was far from impressive through the air (15 for 35 for 150 yards, a touchdown and 2 interceptions) and it seemed like the play calling was pretty poor from the Sooner coordinators. Quarterback runs were incredibly predictable in the red zone, forcing a turnover on downs on and then a field goal in drives that were crucial to Oklahoma’s chances to take the game over early. Their defense just couldn’t hold up after that.
One thing was proven in this game; Baylor is for real folks.