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Seven Things to Know About the Oklahoma State-Baylor Homecoming Game

Including a Spencer Sanders stat I didn’t see coming.

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Homecoming weekend. OSU hasn’t lost one of these in quite a while. A 6-0 Baylor team comes to town as a mild underdog to an OSU squad that’s sitting right on the fence with “disastrous season” hanging out on one side and “building block for the future” hanging out on the other. Here are seven things to know about the Pokes and the Bears and a mid-season clash on what should be an awesome weekend.

1. All the streaks: The OSU-Baylor series has been a bizarre string of streaks.

  • OSU won the first game in 1914 by 60
  • Baylor won the next nine (OSU totaled 31 points)
  • OSU won 17 of the next 20 including six in a row from 2006-11
  • Baylor has won five of the last seven

This means absolutely nothing for this year’s title (obviously), but it struck me as I perused this week’s notes for interesting tidbits. Hopefully OSU resets the streak this weekend in Stillwater.

2. Top 25 teams: As poor as OSU has been against teams it has been favored against, it’s been as good against top 25 teams. That’s a conundrum this weekend given Baylor falls into both categories. With a win, OSU would be 8-2 in its last 10 against AP top 25 teams and 29-33 in the Gundy era). It would also make them just 8-4 in their last 12 teams against teams they’re favored over.

3. Weird WR Number: If I gave you the last 24 games, how many do you think would have included a 100-yard receiver for OSU? I probably would have guessed 22 or 23, maybe even 24. The actual answer is just 17.

4. Wait … what? Spencer Sanders needs 296 passing yards to break the OSU freshman record for passing yards in a season. Also, it’s good to see my uncle Gary finally getting the respect he truly deserves. Nicely situated between Tony Lindsay and Wes Lunt.

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5. Barry by 62: That’s how many more yards Barry had in 1988 through the first six games of the year than Chuba has this season. Remarkable (for both parties).

6. Tylan by 341: That’s how many more yards Tylan has than Jerry Jeudy since the start of last season. He has 426 more than 💿🐑 in fewer games. Don’t @ me.

7. Remember (and savor) this one: It won’t last forever, and we’ll be searching for it like a needle in a haystack when OSU gives up 29 third downs in a row to OU and in the bowl game.

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