In 2000, the Sooners were 10.5-point underdogs to Florida State in the Orange Bowl. OU won that game — and the national title — 13-2.
Texas was a 14-point favorite over the Sooners in 2005, a game Oklahoma lost 45-12.
That Sooners team, though, came in having dropped two of its first three games and with a shaky quarterback situation.
While the Sooners haven't received the stellar quarterback play this season that they have in many years since Josh Heupel's arrival in 1999, Blake Bell has been mostly solid at the position since taking over early in the season and the Sooners have just one loss — and a No. 10 BCS ranking — heading into Baylor.
“Everything we've been through, it shows a lot,” senior safety Gabe Lynn said. “We've got guys with character and stuff like that, because we had huge losses, as far as like Corey (Nelson) and now Trey (Millard) and Jordan Phillips, and then the loss against Texas.
“But we're still fighting. Some weeks, the offense might not look as good as it's supposed to be. Some weeks, the defense might not look that good, but each time we come back and we just keep getting better and better.”
Baylor has been favored over the Sooners twice in the Big 12 era. In 1998, the Bears were 4 1/2-point favorites at home before Oklahoma won 28-16. In 1996, also in Waco, Baylor was favored by a touchdown, but the Sooners won 28-24.