There were some predictions in Las Vegas the last couple of days that we would see an 80-point total for Saturday's Big 12 battle in Stillwater.  The opening college football odds didn't quite make it that high.

If you like offense, this week's contest between the Baylor Bears and Oklahoma State Cowboys should definitely be on your must-see list.  There is plenty of great action kicking off at 3:30 PM (ET) when ABC and Brandon WeedenESPN2 will begin its broadcast from Boone Pickens Stadium, but none of the other games will include the scoring onslaught expected between the Bears and Cowboys.

The initial total of the game was 79 points, with a few shops listing 79.5.  It's easily the highest total on the college football picks board, next being the 70 for Washington's home tussle against Arizona.

Oklahoma State opened on a -15.5 spread, but early Baylor support plus some Cowboys injury news dropped that to 13.5 or 14.

Mike Gundy brings his club into this one No. 3 in the latest BCS Standings with a perfect 7-0 record.  Gundy's biggest job the next few weeks will be to keep Oklahoma State focused on just the next game, and not looking ahead to that big December matchup with the Oklahoma Sooners.

Baylor will be the first of what should be four very winnable games, as long as the Cowboys don't look past anyone.  A tough home date with Kansas State follows the Bears, meaning Gundy has to keep his team from just looking ahead to that one; road games at Texas Tech and Iowa State come later.

The injury news centers on starting wide receivers Justin Blackmon and Hubert Anyiam.  It's pretty good news for Blackmon who sat out the second half of last week's win at Missouri after taking a blow to the head.  He should be on the field this Saturday.

Anyiam's prognosis is not so good, however, with the senior expected to miss the rest of the season with a broken foot suffered against the Tigers.

Losing his star receivers at Mizzou didn't bother quarterback Brandon Weeden one little bit, and it shouldn't bother him and the Okie State scoring machine this week.  Weeden still threw three touchdowns with a 338-yard effort, while Joseph Randle carried the load on the ground (14 rush, 138 yards, 3 TD).

Here we are 10 paragraphs into this, and we've just barely mentioned Weeden, eighth in the country in total offense (335.9 YPG), and yet to mention Robert Griffin III, third in the country with a 374.2 yardage output.  The two have combined to complete over 74% of their passes this season with a 41/9 touchdown to interception ratio.

RG3 is having a ridiculous season.  His completion percentage is 78% with 22 scoring strikes to only two picks.  He's worth the price of admission on his own.

Baylor has had two weeks to prepare following the 55-28 loss at Texas A&M.  Art Briles has done an absolutely fantastic job with this team, but let's face it, even with two weeks he can't improve his defense enough and the Bears are well overmatched here.

Griffin leading Baylor to the outright upset would be less surprising than Texas Tech's win over the Sooners last week, but if the Cowboys aren't going to get caught looking ahead to Oklahoma just yet.

Taking a Chance: Mike Gundy is a man.  In fact, he's an older man now that he's 44. A man his age should be able to coach a bunch of younger men to beat a 13.5 to 14 point spread.  Mike Gundy is also a smart man, and this is a game he just might ease off the gas a little to save his horses for November.  T. Boone Pickens himself will enjoy this one.  Oklahoma State 48, Baylor 28 is my pick.