In a season in which no one has given them a shot to play for a BCS title game, the Baylor Bears are inching closer and closer to the No. 3 ranking in the BCS. With no losses on their record, the Bears look poised to contend for a BCS title if they win the remainder of their games.
On the other side of the field, the Oklahoma State Cowboys are 9-1 on the season and looking to win the conference title — and a win in this game should surely put them on track to do just that. The Cowboys have won six straight games since losing their first conference game of the year.
Baylor has one of the best offenses of all time. Yes, I said all time. The Bears are on pace to break records with their potent offense, ranking first in the nation in points per game and top-10 in the other major categories. Bryce Petty is considered a Heisman contender — as he should be — with his 2,992 yards and 24 touchdowns on the season. Petty has developed a strong connection with Antwan Goodley who has caught 48 passes for 1,075 yards and 11 touchdowns on the season. Lache Seastrunk leads all rushers — still — after sitting out the past few weeks with an injury.
Oklahoma State is led by quarterback Clint Chelf who has seemingly won the starting job after weeks upon weeks of competition with J.W. Walsh on the season. Chelf has 1,222 yards and 11 touchdowns on the season, connecting with Josh Stewart 40 times for 510 yards and two touchdowns. Tracy Moore isn’t too far behind, catching 37 passes for 469 yards and five touchdowns on the season. Desmond Roland leads all rushers with 565 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Defensively, Oklahoma State ranks 14th in the nation in points allowed per contest while ranking 46th in the nation in yards allowed per game. Baylor ranks seventh in the nation in points allowed per game while also ranking 13th in the nation in yards allowed.
Baylor will travel to Oklahoma State to take on the Cowboys at 8 p.m. EST on Saturday, Nov. 23. The game will be broadcasted on ABC.
PREDICTION: Baylor 41, Oklahoma State 34