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Sport Oklahoma boosts playoff hopes after beating Baylor for its fifth Big 12 title in a row

23:05  07 december  2019
23:05  07 december  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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No. 6 Oklahoma took a major step toward its third consecutive College Football Playoff appearance with a 30-23 overtime defeat of Baylor in the Big 12 championship game. The Sooners, who captured their fifth conference title in a row , were ranked sixth in the playoff committee's rankings last week.

The two-time defending Big 12 champion Bears will certainly drop further in the playoff rankings The win gave the Tigers (10-0, 7-0 ACC; No. 1 CFP) at least 10 wins for the fifth straight season and With a school record for wins and a spot in a prestigious bowl in reach, Northwestern (8-2, 4-2 Big Ten, No

No. 6 Oklahoma took a major step toward its third consecutive College Football Playoff appearance with a 30-23 overtime defeat of Baylor in the Big 12 championship game.

a crowd of people watching a baseball game: Oklahoma receiver Nick Basquine points to the stands after catching a  touchdown in the third quarter against Baylor in the 2019 Big 12 Championship Game at AT&T Stadium.© Matthew Emmons, USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma receiver Nick Basquine points to the stands after catching a touchdown in the third quarter against Baylor in the 2019 Big 12 Championship Game at AT&T Stadium.

The Sooners, who captured their fifth conference title in a row, were ranked sixth in the playoff committee's rankings last week. But with a loss by No. 5 Utah in the Pac-12 title game and the potential loss of No. 4 Georgia to LSU in the SEC title game later Saturday, Oklahoma looks poised to move into the fourth spot.

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No. 6 Oklahoma has done all it can, winning a fifth Big 12 title in a row with another close win over No. 8 Bohanon directed Baylor on scoring drives on its last two possessions before halftime. Oklahoma : The Sooners are 10-1 in Big 12 championship games. They became the first Power Five

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Through one quarter at AT&T Stadium, it appeared Oklahoma would cruise against the Bears, who it beat 34-31 three weeks ago. The Sooners took a 10-0 lead before miscues got Baylor back in the game during the second quarter.

BOX SCORE: OKLAHOMA 30, BAYLOR 23, OT

A fumble by Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts set up the Bears for a field goal. A later interception throw by Hurts led to a 33-yard touchdown pass by Baylor backup quarterback Gerry Bohanon to Tyquan Thornton. Bohanon was in the game after starter Charlie Brewer was sidelined with a head injury.

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Oklahoma and Baylor could meet again in three weeks in the Big 12 championship game. They have won 19 in a row in November since a loss to Baylor in 2014. Baylor plays its home finale next Saturday, when No. 22 Texas travels about 100 miles north on Interstate 35 to play the Bears.

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Baylor then added a late field goal and went into the intermission with a 13-10 lead.

Oklahoma dominated the third quarter. A Gabe Brkic field goal tied the score. Then Hurts hit Nick Basquine for the go-ahead touchdown. Brkic added a field goal in the four quarter to extend the lead to 23-13 and all seemed to be under control.

But Baylor turned to third-string quarterback Jacob Zeno. His first pass found Tresten Ebner for an 81-yard touchdown. And then he hit Chris Platt for an 80-yard gain that set up a game-tying field goal with 3:25 left.

The game then moved to overtime after Oklahoma was stopped near midfield.

Rhamondre Stevenson scored on a 5-yard run for the Sooners to give them the lead. The defense then stopped Baylor on it possession to win the game.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Oklahoma boosts playoff hopes after beating Baylor for its fifth Big 12 title in a row

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