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Stats that defined OU's 48-14 loss to Baylor

11/10/2014

Baylor stormed into Oklahoma Memorial Stadium over the weekend to hand Oklahoma and Bob Stoops the worst home loss of his tenure. The 48-14 defeat has sparked plenty of discord among Sooner nation as fans left early and often during the embarrassing loss.

With the help of ESPN Stats & Information, here's a look at five key stats that defined the defeat:

Bryce Petty's third-quarter completion percentage: The Bears' quarterback was exceptional in the third quarter, completing 16 of 17 passes for 206 yards. BU used a five-receiver formation to expose the Sooners' defense and OU had no answers as Petty led the Bears to 14 points. The Bears spread the field and allowed Petty to run the show by picking the best option at the line of scrimmage, and he handled the Sooners' attempts at pressuring him with quick decisions and laser-like accuracy.

Corey Coleman's third-quarter production: The sophomore receiver had third-quarter numbers that most receivers would envy after a full game. Coleman had seven third-quarter receptions for 119 yards as he exposed the OU secondary on short and deep passes during the first few drives after halftime.

OU's punt percentage: The Sooners punted the ball on 50 percent of their drives against the Bears. OU's offense simply couldn't get it done against an active Bears' defense. The Sooners punted on four of their final six drives. OU's season punt percentage average is 31.6 percent.

OU's third-down conversion percentage: The Sooners had some success, particularly on the ground, but stumbled when it mattered. OU converted just 4 of 13 third-down conversion attempts, 30.8 percent. It's third down struggles played a major role as Baylor took control during the second and third quarter as OU converted just 2 of 7 tries during that span.

OU's one disrupted dropback (sack, batted ball, interception or pass defended) after the first quarter: The Sooners led 14-3 after the first quarter as they were in control of the game and had three disrupted dropbacks during the first 15 minutes while slowing BU's offense. OU could manage just one disrupted dropback in the final 45 minutes as BU scored 45 unanswered points. OU's four total disrupted dropbacks was a season-low and the Sooners' average 7.78 per game this season.