Waco, they’re coming to your city once again.
Saturday afternoon, No. 12 Baylor barely took care of business as TCU extended the Bears to triple overtime as BU held on and remained unbeaten through nine games. Saturday evening, and as of this posting, Oklahoma is taking care of its business against Iowa State (28-7 in the middle of the second quarter).
If OU maintains the current status quo score-wise, it will set up a showdown next week between the Sooners and Bears at McLane Stadium for control of the Big 12 heading into the last couple of weeks of the regular season. After Week 11, Baylor sits at 6-0 in conference play while Oklahoma should be at 5-1 heading into their matchup.
With that as a backdrop, ESPN has already announced that its College GameDay pregame show will set up shop on BU’s campus for the huge Big 12 showdown.
This will mark the third time that Baylor has played host to GameDay, with the first two coming in 2014 (vs. Kansas State) and 2015 (vs. Oklahoma). They were also Oklahoma State’s opponent in 2013 when the pregame show showed up in Stillwater.
Oklahoma has an extensive history with GameDay, having made 36 appearances as part of the popular program (seven times as hosts). That total number of appearances trails only Alabama (47), Ohio State (45) and Florida (41).