Saturday’s Big 12 Championship Game will be a rematch of a thrilling November clash between Baylor and Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Sooners have mowed down just about all opposition this season thanks to another year of offensive dominance, as well as an improved defense. But a road loss to Kansas State caused them to fall well outside of the College Football Playoff in the polls that followed. However, they fought their way back into the national title discussion by beating Baylor at McLane Stadium. Now they’re back in the Big 12 Championship Game yet again.
The Baylor Bears have been one of the biggest surprises in all of college football. Had they beaten Oklahoma in their regular season matchup, there’s little doubt that a Big 12 title win would propel them into the College Football Playoff. But at this point, even beating Oklahoma and claiming the Big 12 title may not be enough.
ESPN’s computer model has released its prediction for the Oklahoma vs. Baylor matchup.
ESPN’s computer model believes that Oklahoma has this game on lock. The computer model gives the Sooners a 69.4 percent chance to win this Saturday’s game.
In their last meeting, Baylor blew a 21-point lead in the second half. If Matt Rhule’s team has any hopes of winning, they’ll need to keep their foot on the gas pedal.
The game will be played at 12 p.m. EST on ABC.