Sooners, Huskers lose shine since `glory days'

Wednesday, November 29th 2006, 8:26 pm
By: News On 6

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) _ Since the Oklahoma-Nebraska rivalry's glory days of the 1970s, both teams' programs have struggled.

The Sooners won the national title in 1985, but went through a period of losing seasons in the 1990s. After O-U returned to prominence under coach Bob Stoops, the Cornhuskers had problems.

Last year, the Nebraska-Oklahoma game reached its lowest point in years when neither team entered ranked for the first time since 1961. This year will be the 24th time that both teams are in the Top 25, with Oklahoma holding only a 12-11 edge so far.

It might not be the ``Game of the Century,'' but at least it's a step in the right direction.

Former OU coach Barry Switzer will attend Saturday's game. He says he expects more matchups between the two teams in the future.