Here's a look at why writers from The Oklahoman picked this weekend's Big 12 Championship game the way they did:
MIKE BALDWIN, OU BEAT WRITER
OU, 24-21: Closer than most expect. Nebraska's defense is good enough to post an upset butÂ Taylor Martinez reportedly won't be close to 100 percent which will make it difficult for the Cornhuskers to score enough points to win.
JENNI CARLSON, COLUMNIST
OU, 24-16: OU has played its best football of the season during these past three weeks while Nebraska has battled injury and controversy. The Sooners momentum will carry them to a title.
BRANDON CHATMON, OSU BEAT WRITER
OU, 31-17: Oklahoma's defense will make it tough on Nebraska's offense to move the football and the Sooner offense will take advantage of at least one Husker turnover with points. SoonersÂ prove which team boasts the Big 12's best defense.
JOHN HELSLEY, OSU BEAT WRITER
OU, 28-16: Without Taylor Martinez dancing and darting at full speed, the Huskers are mediocre on offense. And this edition of the Blackshirts can be gashed on the ground. Sooners stroll.
MIKE SHERMAN, SPORTS EDITOR
OU, 27-21: Brent Venables' defenses excel against one-dimensional offenses, and there's nothing about Nebraska's passing game that should scare OU. Llike many Bob Stoops teams, these Sooners have gotten better as the season progressed.
BERRY TRAMEL, COLUMNIST
OU, 27-21: Bob Stoops is 6-1 in Big 12 title games. Pick against him at your own risk.
JAKE TROTTER, OU BEAT WRITER
OU, 23-12: The Sooners may struggle to put up points against Nebraska's defense, but OU's defense is playing its best ball of the season while the Husker offense is in disarray.