The BCS campaign between Oklahoma and Texas is heading for the sky. Texas students and fans have raised around $7,000, part of which has paid for a pilot to fly over Stillwater before the Bedlam game Saturday morning during ESPN College GameDay’s live telecast.
The plane, which will fly out of the Dallas area, will carry a banner with the inscription "45-35,” the score of Texas’ victory over Oklahoma on Oct. 11. Later that day, OU will make its case on the field in a 7 p.m. showdown against No. 12 Oklahoma State. The BCS ranks of Texas and OU will be significant Sunday, since both are in a three-way tie with Texas Tech atop the Big 12 South. If all three teams win this weekend, the team rated highest in the BCS will play for the Big 12 Championship. This week, Texas is No. 2 and Oklahoma is No. 3, though many BCS prognosticators are predicting the Sooners will jump past Texas with a Bedlam victory. Of the $7,000 raised, $2,000 is being split between the V Foundation, which funds cancer research, and a University of Texas-sponsored charity.