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OU football: What Baylor, Minnesota wins mean for Oklahoma's playoff chances

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National championship trophy

The National Championship trophy before the Orange Bowl against Alabama Dec. 29.

Baylor and Minnesota did their part. 

Will LSU and Kansas State do theirs?

The Bears and Gophers won early Saturday, two things that will help No. 9 Oklahoma's College Football Playoff chances.

With Baylor's three-overtime win over TCU, if the Sooners beat Iowa State, Oklahoma-Baylor will likely be in prime time next week on College GameDay. And with Minnesota's win over Penn State, the Big 10 has likely eliminated themselves from having two teams in the playoff. 

Now Sooner Nation will have its eyes on Alabama-LSU, hoping the Tigers can pull off the upset in Tuscaloosa, and Kansas State-Texas, hoping the Wildcats can continue to look impressive and make OU's loss look less shocking. 

Oklahoma still has to win today, facing Iowa State at 7 p.m. CT on FOX. 

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I joined The Daily in the fall of 2016 as a sophomore. I've covered the soccer team, both men's and women's basketball, as well as the football team for the past two years. I have been the sports editor since spring 2018.

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