Undefeated Baylor, which has faced repeated criticism for its schedule to date, will face its first ranked opponent of the season. At No. 6 in the first ranking by the selection committee, the Bears were the highest-ranked team in the Big 12 and are coming off a 31-24 Thursday night win over Kansas State with backup quarterback Jarrett Stidham.
Oklahoma is trying to shake off a loss to rival Texas and play its way back into the playoff conversation by winning out. A loss, however, would eliminate the Sooners as a playoff contender.
It’s another chance for somebody from the Big 12 to make a statement to the selection committee after the league was snubbed last season.