OU likely headed to Big 12 title showdown with Nebraska

by Michael Baldwin Modified: November 28, 2010 at 8:01 am •  Published: November 28, 2010

It won't be official until BCS rankings are released today, but after Oklahoma's 47-41 win over Oklahoma State on Saturday, it looks like the Sooners are headed to the Big 12 championship game.

A two-loss OU team is expected to be ranked ahead of OSU and three-loss Texas A&M in the BCS, which is why everyone expects the Sooners to face Nebraska Saturday night in the Big 12 title game.

"What would be more fitting, how exciting to pair up against Nebraska," OU coach Bob Stoops said. "Not that it's exciting to play them. They're an excellent football team. But the tradition and history between Oklahoma and Nebraska and with them departing from (the Big 12), for us to have one more go at it is pretty exciting and special.

"Bo Pelini and his staff have done a great, great job the last few years there. Of course, we're great friends. That aside, to have one more go at Nebraska-Ou would be pretty good."

OU linebacker Travis Lewis said: "It doesn't get any better than Oklahoma and Nebraska for the Big 12 championship. The rivalry goes way back to even before the Big 12 started. Who better to play than Nebraska."


by Michael Baldwin
Reporter
Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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