Coming off Baylor's first loss of the year (and in McLane Stadium history), sports staffers Brice Cherry, John Werner and Jason Orts take a look at the state of the Bears and all things Big 12. On tap this week:

• Chalk up a loss for the Bears, as Baker Mayfield and OU took it to Baylor in a 44-34 Sooners victory last Saturday. Oklahoma held Baylor's NCAA-leading offense to 416 yards, and the week before that K-State limited the Bears to just 103 yards on the ground. Are we seeing some signs of major concern for this offense?

• The challenge intensifies this week, as the Bears travel to a place they haven't won since 1939. Stillwater is a tough enough place to play any year, but this time Baylor will face an unbeaten Oklahoma State team that's still trying to work its way into the four-team College Football Playoff. Baylor is an underdog for the first time this year — any chance the Bears pull off the upset?

• The other big game in the Big 12 has the Sooners taking on a banged-up TCU team in a top-15 matchup in Norman. The Frogs are hurting, as both quarterback Trevone Boykin and receiver Josh Doctson are questionable. If they can't go, is this an Oklahoma blowout?

• Back to Baylor for a second. After the Oklahoma State game, Baylor will play at TCU on Black Friday and then home against Texas to close the year. What bowl do you expect Baylor to get an invitation to when it's all said and done?

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