Oklahoma Sooners were the favorite to win against Baylor Bears on Saturday. The winner of this game had a sure ticket to make it to the College playoff. DraftKings favored Sooners with 9.5 points over Baylor. The first season game between the two came three weeks ago, and Baylor led 31-10 in the first half, but Oklahoma recovered and beat Baylor’s 34-31 by the fourth quarter.
Now Sooners are heading to 12th Championship after crashing Baylor 30-23. Coach Lincoln Riley expected the game too much harder, although he knew they could play their best. Riley told the reporter they were prepared for the play:
“This is a different game. Everything is different about this game. Championship games are different. They feel different. Everything about them is different. So our focus has just got to be on this one and how we can play our very best. We know we’re going to have to play well to beat Baylor”.
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One thing that the coaches of Big 12 Championship expect is that the winner of their battle will qualify for the playoff. Riley told Casino.org:
“I would like to see the Big 12 champion go to the College Football Playoff year-in and year- out,” Riley told reporters on a teleconference earlier this week. “What good is having a national championship if it’s not national?”