Running Back: Which one for Baylor? Is it Lache Seatrunk or Glasco Martin? Or is it the third-team guy, Shock Linwood, who has gone over 180 yards the last two weeks. Desmond Roland has been good for Oklahoma State but it's tough to top the Baylor trio, and even the fourth back the Bears threw out there last week as he went for more than 100 yards.
Receivers: Baylor is missing Reese now, but Goodley is really good with freshman Robbie Rhodes a developing playmaker. Oklahoma State is good with Josh Stewart coming back and both Tracy and Charlie Moore and emerging young receivers like Jhajuan Seales and Marcell Ateman.
Offensive Line: Until Tuesday, with Spencer Drango this matchup was no better than a push, and I think Baylor might have had an edge. But with Drango out and the Cowboys with two strong seniors in Brandon Webb and Parker Graham, along with dependable center Jake Jenkins and mean right tackle Daniel Koenig, you have to give the edge to the Cowboys.
Defensive Line:< The Cowboys are solid here as Calvin Barnett is a future NFL draft choice and James Castleman may be as well. The ends for both teams are perhaps unsung, but Sam Wren is coming on fast for the Cowboys.
Linebackers: Before the injury to Bryce Hager last week this was a push, but the trio of Shaun Lewis, Caleb Lavey and Ryan Simmons trumps the Bears' Nick Lacky.
Secondary: Both teams are loaded here. Safety Ahmad Dixon of the Bears and cornerback Justin Gilbert of the Cowboys are likely very high NFL draft selections next spring. Kevin Peterson is another strong contributor for OSU along with safety Daytawion Lowe. K.J. Morton at corner for Baylor is a very physical, hard-hitting player as a corner.
Special Teams: I know this may reek of homer-ism, but with the return game, kickoff cover unit, and punt cover unit of the Cowboys offset the edge the Bears have at field goal and PAT kicker with veteran Aaron Jones.