For the first time since 2010 there will be a Big 12 championship game this Saturday.
After beating the Horned Frogs by 18 just three weeks ago OU tangles with TCU, but this time for a Big 12 title.
Prior to that game their five previous games were all decided by a touchdown or less making for some challenging championship planning for Lincoln Riley and his Sooners.
“We’ll have prepped for each team multiple weeks now, and I don’t think there will be as many surprises,” Lincoln Riley, OU head football coach, said. “It comes down to winning your individual battles, and playing great team football. That’s what it’s going to take for us to beat TCU. That’s what it will take for TCU to beat us. It’s two great teams going at it. Whether it’s good or bad is all how you make it.”
“Both sides are going to come in and probably redo their gameplans completely,” Orlando Brown, OU senior offensive lineman, said. “Understanding what went right, what went wrong, what could have happened, what should have happened, and things will probably be adjusted from there. I’m expecting to see a whole new defense. Obviously everyone’s going to stick to their bread and butter, but it’s going to be a lot of different things that we haven’t seen before.”
“It’s going to be a lot more challenging playing a team like TCU as well coached as they are,” Baker Mayfield, OU senior quarterback, said. “They’re going to be ready to play us. We get everybody’s best shot, but their best shot is pretty good. It’s going to be a great challenge, but that’s the way we like it. We like playing in big games, so I think we were kind of made for this stage.”
How’s this for the Sooners’ success in the Big 12 title?
They’ve won seven.
While no other school has that many appearances in the game.