Oklahoma defeats Baylor, captures Big 12 crown in overtime

Ross Houston
December 8, 2019

The Sooners survived No. 7 Baylor 30-23 in overtime to win the Big 12 championship game in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday.

Zeno sparked the offense immediately, connecting with Trestan Ebner for an 81-yard TD to cut the deficit to 23-20 with 9:41 left in the game.

With the pass game not at its finest, Oklahoma ran the ball like insane in the second half.

Baylor starting QB Charlie Brewer left the game in the first half after his head hit the turf on a sack.

Lamb, who finished with 173 yards receiving on eight receptions, was named the game's most outstanding player. He threw a 33-yard touchdown to Tyquan Thornton before a 28-yard field goal by Mayers put the Bears up 13-10 at halftime - even with only 98 total yards - after they trailed 10-0.

But Zeno's luck ran out after those two completions.

Oklahoma: The Sooners are 10-1 in Big 12 championship games.

The defense will have to keep playing well if Oklahoma gets into the playoff and has any hope of getting to the national championship game for the first time in the playoff era.

Baylor would go to the Sugar Bowl if the Sooners make the playoff, and could still be in a New Year's Six game if they don't.

If Georgia loses to LSU today by, let's say three points, then the Dawgs could have a very real argument for remaining at the No. 4 spot in the College Football Playoff rankings and sneaking in.

The Sooners and Bears, No. 6 and No. 7, respectively, are both playing for a shot at making the College Football Playoff.

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