Oklahoma defeats Baylor, captures Big 12 crown in overtime

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Oklahoma has defeated Baylor to win its fifth consecutive Big 12 Championship.

After the Sooners scored the first 10 points of the game, Baylor rallied behind third-string quarterback Jacob Zeno to make it 23-23 at the end of regulation.

In overtime, however, Oklahoma's defense was once again the difference in a 30-23 win.

Unless No. 4 Georgia beats No. 2 LSU in the SEC Championship Game, the Sooners should be College Football Playoff-bound.

It would mark the fourth straight trip to the final four for quarterback Jalen Hurts.

The big story, as it's actually been most of the season, has been the Sooners defense.

Baylor had just 111 yards of offense on 11 drives through the first three quarters before switching to Zeno. Of course, it didn't help that starting quarterback Charlie Brewer missed most of the game with an unspecified injury.

Brewer took a hard tackle in the first half and apparently went through concussion protocol. Backup Gerry Bohanon came off the bench and did okay at first but wasn't able to move the ball.

That's when Zeno entered the lineup and hit two big passing plays to put Baylor in a position to pull the upset.

It just wasn't enough. Oklahoma's offense got timely big plays from guys like Hurts and receiver CeeDee Lamb, as well as key defensive stops.

And now they can celebrate yet another Big 12 title.