Any Oklahoma comeback dependent on D

November, 19, 2011
11/19/11
11:15
PM ET
WACO, Texas -- Oklahoma finds itself down 38-24 in the fourth quarter.

The Sooners' offense has had brief moments of brilliance -- mostly two quick drives in the third quarter -- but has otherwise been uninspired without top receiver Ryan Broyles.

That said, if this comeback's going to happen, Oklahoma's offense isn't the biggest concern. The Sooners can't slow Baylor's attack this half.

Three consecutive drives have gone for touchdowns after Baylor trailed 24-17 and turned this game around. A Landry Jones interception in Baylor territory didn't help, but Baylor receivers are running free in the secondary and suddenly, the Sooners front is consistently losing contain on the always dangerous Robert Griffin III, who's using his legs to make plays, too.

Losing defensive end Ronnell Lewis hasn't helped, and the Sooners pass rush has taken a hit, but if the defense doesn't find a way to get late stops, a comeback is impossible.

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