When No. 5 Oklahoma battles No. 14 Texas at 11 a.m. Saturday for the Big 12 Championship, the game will be historic—no matter the outcome. The contest marks the first time OU and Texas have played twice in the same season in over 100 years.
The Sooners are looking to make history as the first program in league history to win the title four consecutive times. The Sooners also hope to gain entry into the College Football Playoff with yet another Heisman hopeful at quarterback in Kyler Murray.
Murray will be helped by a team that boasts 12 total All-Big 12 selections and the nation’s leader in yards per rush in running back Kennedy Brooks. With two wide receivers capable of big plays in Marquise Brown and CeeDee Lamb, the Sooners do not lack for firepower.
In fact, they put about 50 points a game and are looking to avenge their only loss against quarterback Sam Ehlinger and the Texas Longhorns. In this video, our RJ Young gives a breakdown of the strengths and weaknesses of both teams, including thoughts on how to slow down Longhorn wide outs Collin Johnson and Lil Jordan Humphrey.