Welcome to your College Football Playoff play-in game.
Assuming chalk holds in the other three Power 5 conference championship games, then the winner of today’s Big 12 championship game will make the Playoff as the fourth and final seed.
Oklahoma seems like the safe bet, boasting the Big 12’s top total offense (564.3 yards per game) and total defense (336.1 yards per game). The Sooners also boast Heisman hopeful quarterback Jalen Hurts, who has completed 3,347 passing yards and 31 touchdowns to six interceptions while rushing for 1,217 yards and 18 more scores.
That said, Oklahoma needed a historic comeback in its first matchup vs. Baylor, overcoming a 28-3 deficit to win 34-31 in Waco. If Charlie Brewer (2,935 passing yards, 20 touchdowns and six interceptions) can make some big plays, the Bears might find themselves in a position to make the Playoff for the first time.
Follow along as Sporting News provides live updates, highlights and score changes from the 2019 Big 12 championship game:
Oklahoma vs. Baylor live score
Oklahoma vs. Baylor scoring plays
9:31 — Oklahoma running back Kennedy Brooks 6-yard touchdown run (7-0 Oklahoma)
4:51 — Oklahoma kicker Gabe Brkic 44-yard field goal (10-0 Oklahoma)
10:20 — Baylor kicker John Mayers 44-yard field goal (10-3 Oklahoma)
Oklahoma vs. Baylor updates, highlights
Second quarter: Oklahoma 10, Baylor 3
1:07 p.m.: Hurts patiently weaves his way for just enough on third-and-7. Sooners get a new set of downs at their own 29.
1:01 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, BAYLOR. Oklahoma minimizes the damage and forces the Bears into a 44-yard field goal attempt. They barely squeak it inside the right upright to make it 10-3 Oklahoma.
12:59 p.m.: The play isn’t reviewed, and Baylor takes over at the Sooners’ 28.
12:57 p.m.: James Lynch knocks the ball loose from Hurts’ hands, but review will see whether his arm was going forward. As it stands now it’s a fumble recovery by Baylor at the Oklahoma 28-yard line.
12:55 p.m.: Brewer is hit behind the line of scrimmage on the two ensuing plays, including a 7-yard sack by linebacker Kenneth Murray. Brewer is slow to get up after that one. Oklahoma takes over at its 29-yard line.
12:52 p.m.: Baylor gets the ball back at its 32-yard line. Brewer runs for an 8-yard gain and bowls over defensive back Brendan Radley-Hiles, sending him to the sideline.
First quarter: Oklahoma 10, Baylor 0
12:46 p.m.: Oklahoma faces third-and-23 after a first down-wiping hold call followed by a false start. The Sooners are now back at their 22.
12:44 p.m.: Hurts hits fullback Brayden Willis for a 17-yard gain out to the Sooners’ 35-yard line.
12:42 p.m.: Oklahoma’s defense forces a three-and-out. They are feeling it early here in AT&T Stadium.
12:37 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, OKLAHOMA. The Sooners make good on the long field goal attempt to make it 10-0 Oklahoma.
12:36 p.m.: Baylor defensive end James Lockhart sacks Hurts for an 8-yard loss to move the ball back to the 27.
12:35 p.m.: Officials ruled Rambo got his foot in bounds but didn’t control the ball at the time he stepped out. It will be third-and-10 from Baylor’s 19.
12:33 p.m.: Hurts hits the back-shoulder throw to Rambo in the end zone. He gets his left foot in before stepping out of bounds, but it’s under review to see if he had control of the ball.
12:31 p.m.: Kennedy Brooks breaks a tackle and gets a 13-yard run to the Baylor 45. One play later, Hurts hits Lamb for 26 yards to the Baylor 19-yard line. Hurts is 3 for 3 for 102 yards at the moment.
12:27 p.m.: Oklahoma defense forces a three-and-out but just narrowly avoids disaster: Lamb tries to field a bouncing punt and muffs it. He falls on it at Oklahoma’s 42-yard line.
12:25 p.m.: A false start and tackle for loss makes it second-and-17 for Baylor. Bears are heading in the wrong direction.
2:23 p.m.: Baylor back on the field with a 7-0 deficit. Can Charlie Brewer get the Bears in gear?
12:20 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, OKLAHOMA. Two plays after Lamb’s big reception, Brooks takes the zone-read handoff for a 6-yard touchdown to make it 7-0 Oklahoma.
12:19 p.m.: And we have our first big play! CeeDee Lamb takes a short pass and does the rest on a 71-yard run all the way to the Baylor 7-yard line. Lots of broken tackles on that long gainer.
12:14 p.m.: And now Baylor to punt. Defense prevailing for both teams early.
12:12 p.m.: Baylor’s John Lovett gets a nice 12-yard gain on his first carry of the day. Oklahoma’s Nik Bonitto and Ronnie Perkins combine for a sack on the ensuing play.
2:11 p.m.: Jalen Hurts hits Charleston Rambo in the flats, but he is stopped just short of the sticks. Baylor will take over at its 17-yard line after the 50-yard punt.
12:09 p.m.: Oklahoma starts the game with a 3-yard gain by running back Kennedy Brooks out to the Sooner 28. Here we go.