12 Oklahoma Sooners 7-13-17-7 — 44
6 Baylor Bears 6-7-14-7 — 34
The rain in Waco was a sign of things to come for the home fans as Oklahoma pulled off the 44-34 upset over Baylor. The Sooners victory could create another chaotic end to the Big XII season.
The game started off slow but became the shootout everyone expected in the second half. The Baylor defense had little answer for quarterback Baker Mayfield and the Sooners offense. Mayfield finished the game with 270 passing yards and two touchdowns.
The Bears lost the turnover battle three to one. Freshman quarterback Jarrett Stidham finished the night with 257 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.
It was a big win for Oklahoma and leaves Oklahoma State as the only unbeaten team in the conference.
Here is how Oklahoma came up with the victory:
Baylor Jumped Out to a 6-0 Lead
The Bears scored a touchdown on their opening drive. They utilized their run game especially Shock Linwood and were able to find the endzone first. The Bears mishandled the snap on the extra point.
Samaje Perine Answered Back With a Sooners Touchdown
In typical Big XII fashion, the Sooners answered right back with a touchdown of their own. Samaje Perine ran for a short touchdown. The score gave the Sooners a 7-6 lead.
Sterling Shepard Caught an Amazing Touchdown Pass
Sterling Shepard caught a long touchdown pass in the second quarter. The touchdown put the Sooners up 13-6 after a missed extra point.
Devin Chafin Scored His Second Touchdown for the Bears
Chafin scored his second short rushing touchdown of the game. Baylor’s drive was kept alive after an Oklahoma personal foul penalty. The Sooners stopped the Bears to force a fourth down inside the 10 yard line but one of the Oklahoma defenders threw quarterback Jarrett Stidham out of bounds after the play was over.
Baker Mayfield Scored Off the Read-Option
Inside the five yardline late in the fourth quarter, the Sooners went with a read-option play. Mayfield kept the ball and ran into the endzone to give the Sooners a 20-13 lead heading into halftime.
Mayfield had a solid first half. He was 15-of-20 for 182 yards and a touchdown.
Chafin Scored His Third Touchdown
It was Chafin that got the carries for Baylor in the redzone. Chafin got his third touchdown of the game to tie the game at 20 to open up the third quarter.
Shepard Scored His Second Touchdown of the Game
The Sooners answered back with another touchdown catch for Shepard. The score gave Oklahoma the lead again early in the third quarter.
Perine Scored on a 55-Yard Touchdown
The Sooners began to pull away with Perine’s 55-yard touchdown run. The score gave the Sooners a 34-20 lead late in the third quarter.
Baylor Scored on a Fat Guy Touchdown
It was the moment we were all waiting for. Baylor lineman LaQuan McGowan scored a touchdown late in the third quarter. The 410-pound lineman is no stranger to the endzone. He scored earlier this season against Kansas as well as in the Cotton Bowl last season. The touchdown made it 34-27 in favor of the Sooners.
Jay Lee Scored a Touchdown
After a Sooners field goal, the Bears answered with another touchdown pass from Stidham. He found Jay Lee in the endzone to make it a three point game.
Mayfield Threw Another Touchdown Pass for the Dagger
Mayfield threw a touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter to give the Sooners a ten point lead. Jarrett Stidham threw an interception when Baylor got the ball back and Oklahoma sealed the victory.