WACO, Texas — Here is the final of our three pregame blog posts to preview Oklahoma’s game against Baylor.
Here, Ryan Aber and I each make one bold prediction for tonight’s game.
ABER: Sooners run for 250 yards.
They almost got there last week, coming a yard shy. This week they get it done, though, even without Trey Millard out there. Millard’s absence will be an issue but Aaron Ripkowski and Brannon Green can handle the blocking role and the Sooners don’t want to speed things up so the advantage of Millard’s versatility is diminished in this game, where they can take time to sub players in. Damien Williams had his best game of the season last week and he continues, as does Brennan Clay and Roy Finch.
KERSEY: Oklahoma’s defense holds Lache Seastrunk under 100 rushing yards.
Seastrunk has only been held under 100 rushing yards once this season — in the Bears’ 35-25 win at Kansas State last month — but I think he’s held below the century mark a second time Thursday. I picked Baylor to win the game, and I still believe it will, but I also think Oklahoma will have some success in controlling the clock and keeping the Bears’ offense off the field, at least for a while early in the game. That will keep Seastrunk from eclipsing 100 yards rushing.