Waco, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Statement made.
And fifth-ranked Baylor showed it can play a little defense too.
Bryce Petty threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more as Baylor routed No. 12 Oklahoma, 41-12, to move to 8-0 for the first time in school history.
The Bears scored 28 unanswered points after the Sooners took a 5-3 lead following a safety and a field goal early in the second quarter and never looked back.
Baylor outgained Oklahoma, 463-237, and ran for 255 yards on 54 carries.
It's been quite the turnaround for the Bears, who were the laughing stock of the Big 12 prior to head coach Art Briles' arrival to Waco six years ago.
Robert Griffin III revived the football program and lifted them to national prominence in 2011 when he won the Heisman and guided Baylor to a 9-3 mark, but those Griffin-led teams were never part of the national title discussion.
This year's squad now is.