INSTANT REACTION: Bears couldn't stop Murray, Sooners

Sooners wide receiver Marquise Brown (5) catches a pass in front of Bears cornerback Harrison Hand (31) during the first half at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports


Quarterback Charlie Brewer moved the Baylor offense up and down the field efficiently on Saturday in Norman, Oklahoma.

By the end of the day, Brewer and the Bears racked up 493 total yards. Brewer completed 38 of 60 passes for 400 yards and a couple of touchdowns.

The problem, though, was that Oklahoma shredded the Baylor defense almost every chance it got on the way to a 66-33 victory at Memorial Stadium.

Not only did the Sooners post 607 yards of total offense, Oklahoma scored on seven plays of 24 yards or longer. Most notably, when Baylor pushed the Sooners in the second half, Oklahoma responded with Kyler Murray’s 86-yard touchdown pass to CeeDee Lamb. The short pass that Lamb turned into a long touchdown boosted the Sooners’ lead to 19 points.

A few minutes later, after Brewer ran 1 yard for a touchdown, Murray did it to the Bears again. This time, the Oklahoma QB hit Marquise Brown for a 50-yard touchdown.

Murray’s one-yard touchdown run at the end of the third quarter gave Oklahoma a 26-point lead that was insurmountable.

Not sure why Oklahoma felt the need to tack on a 26-yard field goal with 80 seconds left. I guess a 30-point win just wouldn’ve have been enough for the Sooners’ confidence going forward.