With a chance to clinch a spot in the Big 12 championship game and make a big impression on the College Football Playoff selection committee, No. 12 Baylor saw how quickly prosperity can fade against Oklahoma’s dynamic offense.
Rallying from a 21-point halftime deficit, the No. 10 Sooners scored 24 unanswered points in the second half to pull out a 34-31 win when Gabe Brkic drilled a 31-yard field goal with 1:45 remaining before a shocked record crowd of 50,223 Saturday night at McLane Stadium.
The Bears (9-1, 6-1) watched their unbeaten season end as the Sooners (9-1, 6-1) moved into a first-place tie in the Big 12 race with two games remaining.
“You have to learn how to win in November and we didn’t win this one,” said Baylor coach Matt Rhule. “I’m glad we started fast but we didn’t finish. But the message to my guys was we still had a chance to win it. We’ll be back.”