Big 12 Championship Texas vs. Oklahoma fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, December 1st
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
Texas (9-3) vs. Oklahoma (11-1) Game Preview
Three Reasons Why You Should Watch The Big 12 Championship
– This sets the tone for the rest of the day. If Texas wins, that puts the spotlight on Georgia in the SEC Championship to at least keep it close against Alabama. If the Dawgs can make it a fight, and they get losses from Oklahoma and Ohio State, they might be in.
However, an Oklahoma loss to the Longhorns for the second time this season mostly opens up the door for the Buckeyes in the night game against Northwestern for the Big Ten Championship. An OU win shows what OSU has to do. If the Sooners beat a strong Texas team by ten, the Buckeyes had better blast a mediocre Wildcat team by at least 20.
– At worst for Oklahoma, a win means the Sugar Bowl. It’ll be relatively hollow considering it’s fifth in the next-to-last College Football Playoff rankings and right on the doorstep of getting back into the fun for a third time in four years. As best for Texas, it means the Sugar Bowl.
A massive accomplishment for Tom Herman in his second year at the helm. It wouldn’t mean Texas is back quite yet to the level the fan base wants, but a Big 12 Championship would be a huge step closer for the program to being national title-good again.
– No offense to the rest of the Big 12 – okay, some offense to the rest of the Big 12 – but it’s Texas vs. Oklahoma. The Big 12 Championship has been played 17 times now, and either the Longhorns or Sooners have been in 15 of them including the last 14.
Out of the 34 available slots since the thing started in 1996, how many current other Big 12 teams have played for the title? Kansas State in 1998, 2000 and 2003, and TCU last year. That’s it.
This is Oklahoma vs. Texas. This is the Big 12.