Former OU Sooner & FS1 analyst, Spencer Tillman, calls Big 12 Championship a toss up...

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"I will tell you this, the axiom, 'It's tough to be somebody twice,' is true. It's especially true when you have coaches who are of the elk that this coaching staff at Baylor is and I think it is going to be much much more difficult than people realize," said Fox Sports 1 analyst, and former OU running back, Spencer Tillman. If the Bears can contain Jalen Hurts on the run and force Hurts to pass, Tillman believes that the Bears might be the next Big 12 Champion. If Utah were to lose to Oregon, and if LSU defeats Georgia in the SEC Championship, the winner of the Big 12 Championship just might be in the college football playoff as the 4 seed.

Clearly, with the selection committee slotting Utah at 5, they are showing their preference for the Pac-12 over the Big 12, which Tillman agrees with. But, as you know, anything can happen, and that's why they play the games. Spencer Tillman admires the work that Matt Rhule and his staff have done at Baylor to take them from a 1-11 team, two years ago, to 11-1, and preparing to go to AT&T Stadium to face the OU Sooners this Saturday.

Here's a portion of our interview with Spencer Tillman, as Tim Yeager and I sit down with the Fox Sports 1 Analyst.

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Raners defeat the Astros, 4-2. Composite Getty Image.

Josh Smith homered twice with four RBIs to lead the Texas Rangers to a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros on Sunday.

Smith had a two-run shot in the first and added another one with two outs in the eighth to push the lead to 4-1. It’s the first multi-homer game of the 26-year-old’s career.

The Rangers won the last two games of the series after dropping Friday’s opener 6-3. They also got a 2-1 victory Saturday thanks to Nathaniel Lowe’s RBI single in the 10th inning.

Jake Meyers cut the lead to 1 with a solo home run in the third but the Astros went 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position to fall to 50-46 entering the All-Star break.

Texas starter Max Scherzer allowed four hits and a run with six strikeouts in four-plus innings in his fifth start of the season.

Jon Singleton walked before a single by Jeremy Peña with no outs in the ninth. There was one out in the inning when Singleton scored on a groundout by Joey Loperfido to cut the lead to 4-2. Trey Cabbage grounded out to end it and give Kirby Yates his 16th save.

Ronel Blanco (9-4) permitted two hits and two runs with five strikeouts in six innings. He settled down after his tough first inning and retired the last 12 batters he faced.

Marcus Semien singled to start the game but was out at second when Corey Seager grounded into a foreceout. Smith gave the Rangers an early lead with his towering shot to the second deck to make it 2-0.

Meyers opened Houston’s third with a shot to the seats in left field to cut the lead to 2-1. Jose Altuve singled with two outs and stole second base but Scherzer struck out Alex Bregman for the third out.

The Astros had a shot to tie it or take the lead in the fifth. Peña and Meyers both singled before Loperfido walked to load the bases with no outs in the inning and chase Scherzer. Josh Sborz (2-0) took over and escaped the jam by striking out Mauricio Dubón before retiring Altuve on a pop up and Bregman on a groundout to end the inning.

Seager walked with two outs in the eighth before Smith connected again to give him 10 home runs this season.

Altuve reached on a fielding error by Smith with one out in the eighth before Bregman singled off José Leclerc. Jacob Latz took over and struck out Yordan Alvarez before Yainer Diaz grounded out to leave Houston emptyhanded again.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Rangers: 3B Josh Jung (fractured right wrist) swung 15 times off a tee using a regular bat Sunday. Manager Bruce Bochy said he would continue increasing his activity during the break as he nears a rehabilitation assignment.

Astros: RHP Justin Verlander (neck discomfort) threw a bullpen session of 25 pitches Sunday. Manager Joe Espada said he looked “really good” and would throw another bullpen session during the break.

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