- Associated Press - Thursday, November 12, 2015

No. 12 Oklahoma (8-1, 5-1 Big 12, No. 12 CFP) at No. 4 Baylor (8-0, 5-0, No. 6 CFP), 8 p.m. (ABC)

Line: Baylor by 2 1/2.

Series Record: Oklahoma leads 21-3.

WHAT’S AT STAKE

Baylor’s FBS-best 20-game home winning streak and Oklahoma’s chance to stay in contention for its first Big 12 title in three seasons and possibly a playoff spot. The Bears are the two-time defending Big 12 champions, and beat Oklahoma by lopsided margins in both of those seasons. No Bob Stoops-coached Sooners team has lost to the same Big 12 team three consecutive times.

KEY MATCHUP

LT Spencer Drango and Baylor’s offense line vs. LB Eric Striker and the Oklahoma pass rush. The Sooners are second nationally with 3.8 sacks per game. Striker has 7 1/2 sacks, and end Charles Tapper has five sacks the last two weeks, after only three his previous 20 games. Baylor has allowed only nine sacks, but freshman QB Jarrett Stidham was sacked three times by Kansas state in his first start last week.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Oklahoma: RBs Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon have combined to average 200 yards rushing in the Sooners’ four-game winning streak, with 11 rushing touchdowns in that span.

Baylor: RB Shock Linwood has 1,046 yards rushing, and is only the second Baylor back with multiple 1,000-yard seasons. The junior is only 486 yards shy of the school’s career rushing record, and needs only two more touchdowns to match the career mark of 35 rushing scores.

FACTS & FIGURES

Oklahoma has scored more than 50 points in each game of its four-game winning streak since losing to Texas. The Sooners have eight 50-point games since 2013, while Baylor has an FBS-best 17 in that span. … Baylor is 8-0 at home against Top 25 opponents the past four years, including Oklahoma in 2011. … The Bears have won 10 consecutive Big 12 games overall, and 13 straight league games at home. … Stoops’ 13 wins against Baylor are his most against any opponent.

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