Oklahoma had never been beaten by Baylor before suffering a heartbreaking defeat at the hands of Robert Griffin III nearly a year ago.
The 14th-ranked Sooners could resume their dominating ways in this series with the reigning Heisman Trophy winner no longer around.
Oklahoma tries to improve to 11-0 all-time against high-scoring Baylor in Norman as these Big 12 rivals square off Saturday.
After losing all 20 previous matchups against Oklahoma, including 12 straight by an average of 30.0 points, Baylor finally broke through last Nov. 19 with a 45-38 home victory. Griffin passed for 479 yards and four touchdowns, throwing a game-winning 34-yard score to Terrance Williams with eight seconds remaining to knock off the then-No. 5 Sooners.
"We absolutely have confidence from last year," said senior Nick Florence, whose 377.4 passing yards per game lead the FBS. "We beat them last year and it's a good deal and we will feed off of that, but at the same time it's a totally different year...