Oklahoma, Texas Trade Roles In Big 12 South Title Chase

Wednesday, November 21st 2007, 8:54 am
By: News On 6

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) _ A Big 12 South powerhouse loses its starting quarterback in the next-to-last game of the season, dropped its last two decisions and found itself at home when it came time for the conference championship.

What happened to Texas last season opened the door for Oklahoma to win its fourth Big 12 championship, but a year later, the Number 10 Sooners (9-2, 5-2 Big 12) face Texas' predicament.

A 34-to-27 loss at Texas Tech last week doused national championship aspirations for OU this year. If the Sooners lose to Oklahoma State on Saturday and Texas beats Texas A&M the day before, it will be the Longhorns who would face Missouri or Kansas on December 1st for the Big 12 title.

Sooners coach Bob Stoops blamed the latest loss on a lack of discipline, breakdowns in fundamentals and some penalties he called foolish.

One of those mistakes resulted in quarterback Sam Bradford sustaining a concussion that knocked him out of the game.

Stoops says Bradford went through about three-quarters of practice yesterday, and team doctors may know in a few days whether the quarterback would be able to play Saturday.