No. 21 Baylor (4-0, 2-0 Big 12) at No. 19 Oklahoma State (4-0, 1-0) Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT (ESPN2).
Line: From Oklahoma State 3 1/2 according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Series Record: Oklahoma State leads 21-18.
what’s at stake?
It’s early, but the winner will be in a prime position to score a spot in the Big 12 title game. Baylor is trying to beat ranked opponents for the first time in weeks since 1974. The Bears are coming in with a then-numbered win. 14 Iowa State and climbed up the rankings after finishing 2-7 last year. Oklahoma State seeks its first 5-0 start since 2015.
Baylor’s run game versus Oklahoma State’s run defense. Baylor is sixth nationally behind Abram Smith and Treston Ebner with a running run of 271.8 yards. Oklahoma State ranks 20th nationally in the rushing defense, surrendering just 87 yards per competition.
players to watch
Boiler: Ebner. He is a dangerous return man who ranks fourth nationally with 166 all-purpose yards per game. He made a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the third quarter against Iowa State.
Oklahoma State: RB Jaylen Warren. The transfer from Utah State lasted for 218 yards and two touchdowns against Boise State and 204 yards from scrimmage against Kansas State last week.
Facts & Figures
Oklahoma State quarterback Spencer Sanders covered 344 yards against Kansas State last week. … The boiler ranks seventh nationally in fourth-down conversion at 89%. … Baylor ranks third at the national level in net punting. … Oklahoma State WR Jaden Bray averages 22.7 yards per catch, 14th nationally. … the state of Oklahoma has appeared in an WNN election at some point for 14 consecutive years. … Baylor defeated Oklahoma State at Stillwater in 2015 and 2019.
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