When Baylor took the sphere towards Oklahoma on Saturday, the Bears have been on a mission to remain in rivalry for the Huge 12 title after dropping a 30–28 heartbreaker to TCU per week in the past.
The day ended with followers in Waco storming the sphere as Baylor (8–2, 5–2 Huge 12) upended Oklahoma (9–1, 6–1) 27–14 behind a robust defensive efficiency and the play of quarterback Gerry Bohanon, who racked up three whole touchdowns and over 200 all-purpose yards.
“He [Bohanon] is every thing we thought he was,” Baylor coach Dave Aranda stated. “He has labored so onerous in the dead of night… to have a second like this, nobody is extra deserving.”
Oklahoma entered the day with the fourth-best odds (+1000) at SI Sportsbook to win the school soccer nationwide title. The Bears—who completed simply 2–7 a yr in the past—held the Sooners to their fewest factors and yards of the Lincoln Riley period, handing Riley’s squad its first loss and delivering an enormous blow to its Faculty Soccer Playoff hopes. Even whereas getting into Week 11 undefeated, the Sooners have been solely No. 8 in the newest playoff rankings as a result of various slender wins.
Towards the Bears, Oklahoma was held to simply 260 yards of whole offense. In Aranda’s final two matchups towards Oklahoma—in 2019 at LSU and ’20 at Baylor—his defenses have restricted the Sooners to a mean of 295.5 yards per recreation and 27.5 factors per recreation.
Sooners freshman quarterback Caleb Williams, who took over for Spencer Rattler halfway by the season, completed with simply 146 yards by the air and two interceptions. Rattler, who additionally noticed enjoying time Saturday as Williams struggled, was held to 36 yards on 4-of-6 passing within the contest.
With the win, Baylor earned its first victory towards a top-10 opponent since 2015 when the Bears defeated North Carolina. It additionally marks this system’s first win towards a top-10 opponent in Waco since a 2014 win over Kansas State.
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