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The Big 12 Championship Game race hit a pivotal stretch in Week 12 as the top two teams in the standings, No. 13 Baylor and No. 10 Oklahoma, battled for first place. For one half, the undefeated Bears looked like the team to beat in the conference. But as we know with the Sooners, nothing’s ever really out of reach. From a 28-3 second-quarter deficit, Oklahoma outscored Baylor 31-3, including 24-0 in the second half, to survive and advance 34-31. The 25-point comeback marked the largest in program history.

All of this was done without the help of top wide receiver CeeDee Lamb, who missed the game for medical reasons. Once again, quarterback Jalen Hurts was the cornerstone of the offense. He accounted for 411 of the Sooners’ 525 total yards, contributing on 69 of the team’s 95 plays. Hurts has led comebacks in the past, most notably in last year’s SEC Championship Game against Georgia. This time, though, it really did feel like he had to do almost all of the work. 

About Oklahoma
Oklahoma ( (listen); Cherokee: ᎣᎦᎳᎰᎹ, ogalahoma; Choctaw: Oklahumma) is a state in the South Central region of the United States, bordered by the state of Texas on the south and west, Kansas on the north, Missouri on the northeast, Arkansas on the east, New Mexico on the west, and Colorado on the northwest. It is the 20th-most extensive and the 28th-most populous of the 50 United States. The state’s name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning “red people”. It is also known informally by its nickname, “The Sooner State”, in reference to the non-Native settlers who staked their claims on land before the official opening date of lands in the western Oklahoma Territory or before the Indian Appropriations Act of 1889, which increased European-American settlement in the eastern Indian Territory. Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory were merged into the State of Oklahoma when it became the 46th state to enter the union on November 16, 1907. Its residents are known as Oklahomans (or colloquially, “Okies”), and its capital and largest city is Oklahoma City.
A major producer of natural gas, oil, and agricultural products, Oklahoma relies on an economic base of aviation, energy, telecommunications, and biotechnology. Both Oklahoma City and Tulsa serve as Oklahoma’s primary economic anchors, with nearly two-thirds of Oklahomans living within their metropolitan statistical areas.With ancient mountain ranges, prairie, mesas, and eastern forests, most of Oklahoma lies in the Great Plains, Cross Timbers, and the U.S. Interior Highlands, a region prone to severe weather. More than 25 Native American languages are spoken in Oklahoma, ranking third behind Alaska and California.
Oklahoma is on a confluence of three major American cultural regions and historically served as a route for cattle drives, a destination for Southern settlers, and a government-sanctioned territory for Native Americans.

Oklahoma vs. Baylor score: Sooners dominate second half for …

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That was due in large part to Baylor’s defense disrupting Hurts for a majority of the game. The Bears were particularly good up front with four sacks and four quarterback hurries. But as the night wore on and Oklahoma’s offense started to find its rhythm, Baylor’s defense quickly showed signs of exhaustion. By the final quarter, Oklahoma’s comeback appeared inevitable. 

Conversely, the Sooners defense did an outstanding job of staying off the field in the final 30 minutes. After getting blown off the ball in the first half, they allowed just two first downs in the second half (minus penalties) — both on the final drive of the game. Baylor ran just 16 plays in the second half. 

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The win is a huge boost for Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff race, but just as importantly for now, it places this team atop the Big 12 standings with the conference title game just three weeks away. Could it be a rematch with the Bears? 

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