Oklahoma earned the Big 12’s second BCS berth with an emotional win over Oklahoma State and will face No. 3 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2 in New Orleans.
Senior tailback Damien Williams is no longer with Oklahoma’s football team. Williams started one game this season and was the Sooners’ second-leading rusher.
Aaryn Ellenberg scored 24 points, freshman Derica Wyatt added 23 points — hitting seven 3-pointers — and Oklahoma routed the Mavericks 99-46 on Wednesday night.
Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield scored a career-high 23 points and four other Sooners finished in double figures to help the team beat North Texas 95-82 on Monday night.
The fifth-ranked Baylor Bears passed their first big test with ease, staying undefeated with a 41-12 victory over Oklahoma on Thursday, their first Top 25 opponent this season.
The Bears play their first ranked opponent of the season Thursday night at home against No. 12 Oklahoma.
When Oklahoma revamped its defense during the offseason, it was because the Sooners knew they would face games similar to the one that they will play on Thursday.
Oklahoma leads the country in pass defense, allowing just 149.7 yards through the air per game.
With his support waning with every loss, Texas coach Mack Brown could really use a victory this Saturday in the Red River Rivalry against Oklahoma.
No. 1 Alabama won the national championship last season, becoming the seventh straight SEC team to do so. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is questioning the overall strength of the SEC.
The annual Red River Rivalry between Oklahoma and Texas has been scheduled for an 11 a.m. kickoff at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
The padlocks come off the gates as the State Fair of Texas opens in Dallas with food, festivities and football. The 127th annual expo opens Friday at Fair Park.