The OU-Florida Big Bowl was even more exasperating for the Sooners. OU came in averaging 54.0 points and 562.1 yards a game. Florida came in allowing 12.8 points and 279.3 yards. The Gators imposed their will. OU finished with 14 points and 363 yards.
* Even in three Independence Bowls, the Big 12 has not taken advantage of less-than-stout SEC defenses.
While OSU won 34-31 over an Alabama team that was allowing just 18.0 points a game in 2006, Texas A&M in 2009 scored just 20 against a Georgia defense allowing 26.4 points a game. And Colorado in 2007 scored 24 on an Alabama defense allowing 21.8 points a game.
Conclusion: Big 12 offenses mostly have wilted when going against the SEC.