This is the second time in three years Baylor has made it to the big game. Last season, the Bears went through a 2-7 season and couldn’t come close to the title. It was a really impressive transformation for this team.
Meanwhile, the Cowboys have had an equally impressive season. In other years, the Cowboys will one key for CFP and there is still a chance outside depending on how the other championship games progress.
The biggest story heading into this game continues to be the health of Baylor’s starting QB Gerry Bohanon. Bohanon missed last week’s game against Texas Tech after injuring his hamstring against Kansas State two weeks ago. While his condition remains uncertain, Bohanon has been training this week. If he can’t go, redshirt freshman Blake Shapen will begin his second career. In his first game against Texas Tech, Shapen was in 20th to 34th with 254 yards and two touchdowns. It is a very good game for signal callers. However, I am worried about his ability to start and succeed in such a high-pressure game. Sure, last week’s match was in a way “a must-win”. However, Texas Tech is not an OK State, and the Cowboys will present a much tougher challenge.
Baylor is a popular underdog in the game but without knowing who will be underdogs, I don’t feel good about giving them a chance. Even when I knew Bohanon was playing, I still thought the Cowboys would be my play. Especially considering him as a double-threat QB with a hamstring problem.
The Cowboys offense has woken up over the past few weeks and averaged 40 PPG and 450 YPG in their last five games. Since the odds opened, the spread has dropped from 6.0 to 5.0, making the Cowboys an even stronger ATS pick.
Pick: Oklahoma State Cowboys -5.0 (-110)
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