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No. 13 Baylor upsets No. 8 Oklahoma, hands Sooners first loss

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8:38 pm, November 13, 2021

Baylor takes down Oklahoma, 27-14, in impactful upset

Baylor takes down Oklahoma, 27-14, in huge upset.

For the first time since 2014 and only the fourth time in its history, Baylor took down Oklahoma, 27-14, ending the Sooners’ undefeated season and most certainly dropping them in the College Football Playoff ranking. 

Despite Oklahoma scoring first, the Bears were in control for almost all of the afternoon due to their run game. 

It centered around two people: QB Gerry Bohanon and RB Abram Smith. 

Bohanon rushed for 107 yards and two touchdowns. Smith ran for 148 yards on 20 attempts, most notably a 75-yard run to setup a Bohanon rushing touchdown to make it 17-7. In total, Baylor rushed for 296 yards. Oklahoma only rushed for 78 yards. 

As for passing, Bohanon finished 12-for-21 with 117 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT. The one passing touchdown was to receiver Tyquan Thornton late in the second quarter. 

On the other sideline, the Oklahoma QB platoon struggled due to Baylor’s relentless defense. 

Sooners freshman QB Caleb Williams finished 10-for-19 through the air with 146 yards and two interceptions. Part of that poor play was having his fingers stepped on late in the first half. Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley opted for Spencer Rattler under center with 1:03 to play in the third quarter. 

But Rattler wasn’t much better, going 4-for-6 with 36 yards through the air. Williams was back in for the team’s final drive, which produced a Kennedy Brooks rushing touchdown. 

Aside from Oklahoma sustaining its first loss this season, the Baylor win snapped a 17-game win streak for the Sooners dating back to last season. 

8:07 pm, November 13, 2021

Oklahoma strikes back, cuts Baylor lead to 24-14 | 2:26 4Q

After a tough day offensively, the Sooners put QB Caleb Williams back in. He successfully led his squad down the field to put them in position for Kennedy Brooks to rush it into the end zone from the one-yard line. 

Baylor leads 24-14 with 2:26 to play in the game.

8:02 pm, November 13, 2021

Gerry Bohanon rushes for 14-yard TD to put Baylor up 24-7 | 3:57 4Q

That just might do it. 

With 3:57 to play and on the Oklahoma 14-yard line, Baylor QB Gerry Bohanon rushed it into the end zone to give the Bears a healthy lead of 24-7. Bohanon currently has 104 rushing yards on the day with two touchdowns. 

Baylor leads, 24-7, with 3:57 left in the game. 

7:37 pm, November 13, 2021

Gerry Bohanon rushes for 5-yard TD after Abram Smith goes for 75-yard run to put Baylor up 17-7 | 13:13 4Q

From five yards out, Baylor QB Gerry Bohanon rushed in a touchdown to put Baylor up 17-7 with less than a quarter to play. 

The real play of the drive came three plays earlier when RB Abram Smith took it from his own 17-yard line to the Oklahoma 8 for a 75-yard run. He currently sits with 117 yards rushing on the day. 

Baylor leads, 17-7, with 13:13 left in the fourth quarter. 

7:29 pm, November 13, 2021

Spencer Rattler in at QB for Oklahoma | 1:03 3Q

The Baylor defense stifled Oklahoma QB Caleb Williams all afternoon. So, with 1:03 left in the third quarter, Sooners head coach made the bold move to go back to his original starting QB: Spencer Rattler. 

Rattler's first drive was a quick three-and-out. It ended by being sacked for a loss of a yard at his own 25-yard line. 

Baylor still leads, 10-7, with one quarter left to play. 

7:08 pm, November 13, 2021

Baylor receiver R.J. Sneed fumbles, Oklahoma recovers | 7:34 3Q

Right after Oklahoma turned the ball over, Baylor logged a turnover of its own. 

Baylor QB Gerry Bohanon hit receiver R.J. Sneed for a nine-yard gain, but Sneed fumbled after the ball was forced out by Sooners linebacker Brian Asamoah. The Sooners recovered the ball at their own 16-yard line. 

The Bears still lead, 10-7, with 7:34 to play in the third quarter. 

6:59 pm, November 13, 2021

Baylor intercepts Caleb Williams for second time today | 10:45 3Q

Caleb Williams looked to be throwing it out of bounds on a broken play, but the ball fell short. Instead, it ended up in the hands of Baylor cornerback Al Walcott. 

Baylor gets the ball at its own 39-yard line. 

The Bears lead, 10-7, with 10:45 to play in the third quarter. 

6:56 pm, November 13, 2021

Baylor hits 32-yard field goal to take 10-7 lead | 11:49 3Q

Baylor kicker Isaiah Hankins made up for his first missed field goal of the game by hitting his next. 

On 4th and 5 from the Oklahoma 14-yard line, the Bears elected to send out Hankins to kick the 32-yarder, which he hit. 

Baylor leads, 10-7, with 11:49 to play in the third. 

6:31 pm, November 13, 2021

Halftime: Oklahoma and Baylor are tied 7-7

Baylor and Oklahoma are tied, 7-7, after the first half.

It seemed like everything one team did, the other did right back in the first half of Oklahoma vs. Baylor. 

First, Baylor missed a 51-yard field goal. Oklahoma missed a kick from the same distance on the ensuing drive. 

Then, Baylor cornerback Kalon Barnes intercepted Oklahoma QB Caleb Williams midway through the first quarter. To begin the second half, Sooners safety Delarrin Turner-Yell picked off Bears QB Gerry Bohanon. 

Finally, it was the matching of the scores. 

With 10:20 left in the second quarter, Williams rushed it into the end zone from two yards out to put the Sooners on top, 7-0. Bohanon led Baylor down the field on the ensuing drive, resulting in an 8-yard TD pass to trusty receiver Tyquan Thornton to tie it, 7-7. 

After Oklahoma kicker Gabe Brkic’s second missed field goal of the day, the score stands at 7-7 after the first half. 

Here’s how the QBs match up: 

  • Williams: 6-for-12, 65 yards, 1 INT
  • Bohanon: 5-for-12, 57 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
6:23 pm, November 13, 2021

Oklahoma kicker Gabe Brkic misses second field goal of the game | 1:16 2Q

After failing to get a first down, the Sooners sent out kicker Gabe Brkic to attempt a 40-yard field goal, but he missed it. It's his second miss of the game. His first came from 51 yards out in the first quarter. 

The score remains 7-7 with 1:16 to play in the first half.  

6:12 pm, November 13, 2021

Gerry Bohanon hits Tyquan Thornton for 8-yard TD to tie the game, 7-7 | 4:44 2Q

After Oklahoma got itself on the board, Baylor immediately answered. 

QB Gerry Bohanon found Tyquan Thornton, his favorite receiver, open in the end zone for an 8-yard touchdown to tie the game, 7-7, with 4:44 to go in the first half. 

5:59 pm, November 13, 2021

Caleb Williams rushes for a 2-yard TD to make it 7-0 Oklahoma | 10:20 2Q

Oklahoma QB Caleb Williams capped off a nine-play, 78-yard drive by rushing for a two-yard touchdown to open the scoring for the Sooners. 

The TD run came after Sooners safety Delarrin Turner-Yell's interception. 

Oklahoma leads, 7-0, with 10:20 to play in the second quarter. 

5:48 pm, November 13, 2021

Oklahoma intercepts Gerry Bohanon | 14:21 2Q

The Baylor offense didn't get the start it wanted in the second quarter. 

Bears QB Gerry Bohanon fired a pass for receiver R.J. Sneed, but it was picked off by Oklahoma safety Delarrin Turner-Yell at the Oklahoma 22-yard line. 

Oklahoma takes over. 

The score remains 0-0 with 14:21 to play in the second quarter. 

5:39 pm, November 13, 2021

Oklahoma misses 51-yard field goal | 1:26 1Q

After failing to gain a first down and faced with a 4th and 4 at the Baylor 34-yard line, Oklahoma sent out kicker Gabe Brkic to attempt a 51-yard field goal. 

He missed it narrowly to the right. It's the second missed field goal in the game. 

The score remains 0-0 with 1:26 to play in the first quarter. 

5:33 pm, November 13, 2021

Baylor intercepts Caleb Williams, but misses ensuing field goal | 4:10 1Q

With the Sooners backed up almost in their own end zone, QB Caleb Williams chucked up an interception to Baylor CB Kalon Barnes, giving Baylor the ball at the Oklahoma 37-yard line. 

But after failing to get a first down, Baylor sent out kicker Isaiah Hankins to attempt a 51-yard field goal. He missed it. 

The score remains 0-0 with 4:10 to play in the first quarter.