Jalen Saunders: A. The Sooners were woefully shy of playmakers. But Saunders gave it a try. His 55-yard kickoff return after a safety set up the Sooners at the Baylor 12-yard line in the second quarter, though OU didn't get around to scoring. And then Heupel took off the shackles from Bell and had him air it out, Saunders made nifty grab for a 28-yard gain that led to a field goal. That about covers the offensive highlights.
Higher authority: A. Baylor called out the big dogs for what some called the biggest game in Waco history. Grant Teaff delivered the pregame invocation. The 21-year Baylor coach (1972-92) produced the Miracle on the Brazos team that won the 1974 Southwest Conference title coming off a 2-9 season. Now Teaff is executive director of the American Football Coaches Association in Waco.
Run defense: D. It's bad enough that OU allowed Shock Linwood to run for 182 yards on 23 carries. But consider that Linwood isn't even the Baylor starter. Linwood replaced Lache Seastrunk, who went down with an injury, in the first half. And it wasn't all missed tackles. Much of the time, Baylor just blocked or schemed Linwood to running room.