Oklahoma Misses Out On Big 12 Championship

Well, the Oklahoma Sooners have just narrowly missed out on a spot in the Big 12 championship following a double overtime win by Oklahoma State against BYU. So, instead of getting another chance at beating their bitter rival Texas, the Sooners will be watching from home and will await what bowl game they are selected for. It could end up being a few different ones, depending on the outcome of the Big 12 championship game.

Things looked promising for Sooners fans at halftime as BYU came out swinging and stunned Oklahoma State taking a 24-6 lead going into the half. The Cowboys would step up on defense in the second half, while the offense also found a way to get Heisman candidate Ollie Gordon II going as he would go for 166 yards on 34 carries with a whooping five touchdowns (something only Barry Sanders had done at OSU previously). The game could have been over in regulation on the Cowboys final touchdown. Following the touchdown run from Gordon II, the ensuing PAT was blocked, making it a 27-24 game instead of 28-24. With 0:53 left, BYU had time to get into field goal range and tie it. Which is exactly what they did. Oklahoma State fans probably started having flashbacks to 2011 when they took on Iowa State in overtime (although that game had a national championship implications, not just Big 12) and were upset by the Cyclones. Instead, the Cowboys pulled it out and will look to shock the world next weekend against Texas in the Big 12 championship. These two teams did not meet in the regular season.

As for the Sooners, certainly a disappointing outcome. Especially considering this is their final year in the conference. They have no chance at winning, while knowing one of their two biggest rivals is going home with the crown. The good news is, the Sooners have looked like a pretty good team these past three weeks. So, that should give them some good momentum going into bowl season.

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