Embarrassed at home — Oklahoma Sooners blown out by Baylor Bears, 48-14


Losing your starting quarterback to injury is never good. Doing it when your team trails 41-14 hurst even more. The No. 15 Oklahoma Sooners got shell shocked on their home field for the second consecutive game 48-14 to No. 13 Baylor.

It’s the first time in the Bob Stoops era Oklahoma has lost back-to-back home games.

While the ending is embarrassing, the start of the game gave the many Oklahoma faithful a reason to be optimistic, despite the poor play this season against equal or better opponents. The Sooners raced out to a 14-3 lead when Trevor Knight found Derron Neal on the 8-yard touchdown pass.

The Sooners were rolling and all was well in the Sooner Kingdom.

That’s when Bryce Petty turn it around, he found Corey Coleman for the 33-yard touchdown strike, cutting into the Sooners lead. Minutes later, Knight almost through another pick-6. Bryce Hager took the interception back 36 yards to the Sooners 1-yard line.

That’s when Devin Chafin stuck it in for the Baylor 17-14 lead with 10:52 left in the second quarter.

It didn’t get very pretty from there on out, either.

Michael Hunnicutt had an opportunity to tie the game at 17-all in the second quarter, but pushed the field goal wide right, giving Baylor the momentum and the football.

Michiah Quick had six receptions for 94 yards and the first touchdown of the game for the Sooners.

Baylor (8-1, 5-1 Big 12) would score 45 consecutive points throughout the contest after Oklahoma took their lead and even kept their starters in the game until late into the fourth quarter.

In the fourth quarter, scrambling on a fourth down play, Knight was taken to the ground by four different Bear players. Knight was injured and eventually taken off the field by a cart. Stoops gave no indication of how he was doing in the post game press conference.

Knight finished 12-of-27 for 146 yards passing, two touchdowns and one interception. He also had 46 yards on 13 carries before leaving with his injury.

For the Sooners, they’re going back to the drawing board it seems. With Trevor Knight out, the Sooners will rely on redshirt freshman Cody Thomas until further notice. They’re going to have to shake off off the worst home loss in the Stoops era. It’s also the worst loss since Oklahoma lost to Texas A&M 51-7 on November 15, 1997.

17. years.

Alex Ross also had a 50 yard run in the fourth quarter that led to a turnover on downs at the Baylor 2-yard line. That 50 yards was a majority of his yardage. He finished with 71 yards on six carries.

It’s also the fourth most points allowed at Owen Field in school history. Nebraska’s 73 points in 1996. Kansas’ 52 in 1996, Texas A&M’s 51 in 1997 and Oklahoma State scored 48 in the overtime thriller in 2012.

Oklahoma would muster just 320 yards on the loss and just under 100 in the entire second half.

The Sooners will now travel to Texas Tech to exact some demons against the Red Raiders. Oklahoma has lost three out of the last four in Lubbock, Texas, with Oklahoma winning the 2012 matchup 41-20.