BOX OUT FOR BIG 12 TITLE GAMEMiddle linebacker Austin Box suffered a sprained knee against OSU and will miss the Big 12 title game, Stoops said. Junior-college transfer Mike Balogun will start in place of Box in the middle against Missouri. Stoops said it’s "too far out to know” if Box will return in time for OU’s bowl game. Defensive end Auston English, however, could return for Saturday’s game, Stoops said. English has missed the last three games with a sprained knee.
REMATCH CITYSaturday’s game will feature the first Big 12 Championship rematch in the history of the league. Last season, OU defeated Missouri 38-17 in San Antonio.
BIG 12 TICKETS ON SALETickets to the Big 12 Championship game are on sale now and can be purchased through the OU athletic department at SoonerSports.com. The OU ticket office will also be selling tickets, beginning today at 8 a.m. To order by phone, call (800) 456-GoOU or (405) 325-2424. All tickets are $75 each. Orders will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, and tickets are subject to availability. All orders before 11 a.m. today will be sent overnight via UPS. Those interested in purchasing tickets are encouraged to do so early as heavy demand is expected. Kickoff with Missouri is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. By Jake Trotter