WACO, Texas â€” DeMarco Murray had another all-around big game, Ryan Broyles became the first Oklahoma receiver with more than 100 catches in a season and the 16th-ranked Sooners stayed in contention for another Big 12 title with their latest victory over Baylor.
Murray turned a short pass into a long touchdown and ran for another score in the opening minutes, getting the Sooners off to a fast start in a 53-24 victory over Baylor on Saturday night.
Oklahoma (9-2, 5-2 Big 12) has won all 20 games in its series against the Bears (7-5, 4-4), who wrapped up their first winning regular season since 1995, the season before the Big 12 began, despite losing all three of their November games â€” all to ranked teams.
The Sooners, who have won six of the last 10 Big 12 titles, play their regular season finale next Saturday at 12th-ranked Oklahoma State. The Bedlam rivalry could determine who will represent South Division in the league's last scheduled championship game, or set up a three-way tie.
If Oklahoma State wins, the Cowboys win the South title. But if Oklahoma wins and Texas A&M beats Texas, the three-way tie will be settled by which team is higher in the BCS standings. Right now, Oklahoma State is 10th, Oklahoma 14th and Texas A&M 19th.
Landry Jones completed 26 of 39 passes for 325 yards and three touchdowns while playing only the first three quarters.
Broyles, already Oklahoma's career leader in receptions and touchdowns, had 12 catches to push his season total to 106. He had 113 yards receiving, including a 5-yard TD.
A week after taking over the No. 2 spot on the Big 12 career list for all-purpose yards, Murray had 13 carries for 62 yards and caught six passes for 120 yards.
While Texas A&M edged North Division-leading Nebraska 9-6 about 90 miles down the Brazos River in College Station, Oklahoma had another lopsided victory over Baylor even after Jones threw an interception on the opening series and the Bears took some early chances.
The Sooners had won the previous 14 Big 12 games against Baylor by an average margin of 25 points.Postgame thoughts: What did you think of the Sooners'... Box Score: OU, 53 - Baylor, 24