If there’s one shot Oklahoma gets to prove its worth this season, it will come Saturday against Baylor.
Recent history has proved otherwise, but the Sooners are every bit a contender as the Bears are in the Big 12 this season. Both schools rank among the Top 25 on the initial College Football Playoff ranking and, alongside Oklahoma State, sit atop the Big 12. Baylor pummeled OU in 2013 and 2014’s installment of the annual game, but there is potential for a power shift Saturday.
At 8-0 Baylor ranks sixth on the CFP ranking and returns home for what will be the school’s most formidable challenge yet. Oklahoma is coming off a 52-16 thrashing to Iowa State. With momentum building as playoff hopes dangle in the balance, ticket prices have increased significantly in recent days on the secondary market.
According to TiqIQ the average price for Baylor tickets against Oklahoma is currently $271.34, which marks a 30.4% jump from Sunday’s average of $207.96. If just looking to get into McLane Stadium Saturday the cheapest ticket is listed for $180.
This year’s game is considerably more expensive than last year’s affair at Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Last year Oklahoma tickets against Baylor averaged $175.97 on the secondary market. That makes Saturday’s bout 54.1% higher on average. It was not a celebratory ending for the Sooners, however, who dropped a 48-14 loss on their home field.
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Oklahoma will play a series of ranked teams over the next three weeks starting with No. 4 Baylor Saturday. The Sooners will then take on No. 13 TCU before closing the regular season against interstate rival and No. 5-ranked Oklahoma State. Though incredibly challenging, three straight wins would put the Sooners in good positioning in the College Football Playoff.
Baylor will also play Oklahoma State and TCU following Saturday’s game and set to close the curtain on the regular season against Texas on December 5. The Bears have found a steady replacement to injured quarterback Seth Russell in Jarrett Stidham, who threw for 419 yards and three touchdowns in his first start against Kansas State last weekend.