By: Hunter Cornejo
Baylor handed Oklahoma their 4th loss of the season today. Dillion Gabriel started off the game well, leading the Sooners’ to a first possession score on a rushing touchdown, the third time this season that Oklahoma scored on their first drive. The Baylor rushing attack led by Craig Williams, dominated the Sooners defense, averaging 7.7 yards per carry, on his way to 192 yards and 2 touchdowns. Marvin Mims had a bounce back game for the Sooners, catching a 63 yard touchdown pass. Dillion Gabriel once again struggled, this time throwing 3 interceptions. Eric Gray once again eclipsed 100 yards rushing today while picking up 2 more touchdowns. The brightest part of this Oklahoma team was once again Michael Turk, averaging 47 yards per punt on 2 punts. Although it was only a 3 point loss, it seemed like a much bigger loss as Oklahoma was in no means deserving of winning today. Oklahoma time and time again was in a good position to escape with a win, however they were just not able to capitalize on the opportunities. The biggest being on a redone stand where the defense clutched up getting the stop, Isaiah Coe however got a penalty that led to a Baylor score. Oklahoma was so close to getting the ball back into Gabriel’s hands, but Craig Williams proved his dominance over the Sooners defense, breaking free to seal the win for Baylor. The most aggravating part of this Oklahoma defense is the lack of playing time for the true freshmen. The truth is this Oklahoma defense is just flat out bad. There is absolutely no reason for the freshmen to not get an opportunity to hopefully make plays and turn this defense around. All of Sooner Nation would agree that it would be much better to watch freshman players struggle rather than 4-6 year seniors.
Oklahoma plays in Morgantown against West Virginia next Saturday at 11:00 on FS1.