Which team has the better offense? Baylor or Oklahoma State?
You can't say enough about how Oklahoma State's offense has continued to roll this season, despite needing three starting quarterbacks and suffering a barrage of injuries on that side of the ball.
But Baylor, simply, has more firepower.
Nick Florence is possibly the most underrated player in the Big 12, leading the nation in total offense and putting up similar numbers as Robert Griffin III did during last year's Heisman campaign. Receiver Terrance Williams has already been named an All-American by the American Football Coaches Association.
In the Big 12, Florence2Williams is the 2012 version of Weeden2Blackmom.
Combine that passing game with the emergence of running back Lache Seastrunk, and the Bears possess an attack that is both potent and balanced.
OSU's offense possesses both of those qualities, as well. And the future is brighter for the Cowboy unit.
But right now, Baylor has more dominant, reliable star power.
Nothing can slow down this Cowboy offense. Not graduating players. Not devastating injuries. Certainly not defenses.
Oklahoma State is averaging 547.9 yards a game, fifth best in the nation. Even in this era of video-game statistics, the 500 yards a game is still a gold standard. Only 12 teams are currently in that club, and it's a who's who of the offensive elite.
Texas A&M. Oregon. Oklahoma. West Virginia.
And yes, OSU.
Stellar players like Joe Randle, Josh Stewart and Lane Taylor make this offense go. But really, this offense is bigger than any one standout. And that's what makes it so great.
The scheme is unstoppable.
How else to explain how these Cowboys continued to roll even as Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon left for the NFL and so many skill players went down with injuries?
Baylor's offense is good, but until it endures adversity and sustains success like OSU has, give me the Cowboy offense any day.