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Ranking the Big 12 football championship games

by Berry Tramel Published: December 2, 2010
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Ranking the 14 Big 12 championship games:

1. 1998: Texas A&M 36, Kansas State 33, at St. Louis. Branndon Stewart threw two TD passes as the Aggies rallied from a 15-point deficit to win in overtime and keep Wildcats out of national title game.

2. 2009: Texas 13, Nebraska 12, at Arlington, Texas. First, the Huskers won. Then one second was put back on the clock, and Hunter Lawrence kicked a 46-yard field goal to put Texas in the national title game.

3. 1996: Texas 37, Nebraska 27, at St. Louis. Roll Left. On fourth-and-1 from its own 28-yard line, leading 30-27, Texas didn't punt. Quarterback James Brown threw to a wide open Derek Lewis for a 61-yard gain.

4. 2000: Oklahoma 27, Kansas State 24, at Kansas City. Josh Heupel's 17-yard TD pass to Andre Woolfolk broke a 17-17 tie in the fourth quarter, and the Sooners reached the national title game.

5. 2001: Colorado 39, Texas 37, at Irving, Texas. The Longhorns were headed to the national title game, but the Buffs jumped to a 36-17 lead, then held off a Major Applewhite-led rally.

6. 2003: Kansas State 35, Oklahoma 7, at Kansas City. Everyone expected a rout by the No. 1-ranked Sooners. Instead, it was a rout the other way, with Darren Sproles rushing for 235 yards.

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by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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