How to watch Big 12 Championship Game: No. 5 Oklahoma State vs. No. 9 Baylor
When: 11 a.m. Saturday
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
TV: ABC (Cox 8/HD 705, Dish 5, DirecTV 5, U-verse 5/HD 1005)
Radio: KXXY-FM 96.1
Line: Cowboys by 5.5
Record: 10-2, 7-2 Big 12
Best player: The combination of running backs Abram Smith and Trestan Ebner has been dynamic throughout the season, combining for 2,112 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns. The duo combined for 97 yards on 18 carries in the first meeting with OSU, all coming from Smith’s 10 carries. Smith did break free for a 55-yard score. But the duo remains a dangerous threat, especially the second time around against the Cowboys if quarterback Gerry Bohanon does not play due to his hamstring injury.
The case for Baylor: The Bears had some bad luck in the loss to OSU, picking off Spencer Sanders three times but failing to score. Odds are that it won't happen again should they get more Sanders turnovers. It also can’t hurt to have a better idea of what the Cowboys are doing defensively after they were limited to 280 total yards and 10 first downs on Oct. 2.
The case for OSU: The Cowboys are riding high after the comeback win over Bedlam rival OU. The defense continues to shine, delivering another second-half shutout. And giving that veteran unit a second go-round with an offense can only be beneficial. Plus, Sanders is playing better than he did in the first meeting, making better decisions while controlling the offense. It’s a combination that has the Cowboys favored again to win and likely keeps them in the College Football Playoff hunt.
Jacob Unruh, Staff writer
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