2017 Oklahoma Sooners Football Countdown To Kickoff | 21 Days!

By Seth Oliveras

In 2006, Oklahoma beat rival Nebraska by a score of 21-7 in the Big 12 Championship.

Happy Saturday, Sooner Nation! We are 21 days (exactly three weeks!) from kicking off the 2017 OU football season. In today’s edition of our countdown, we are taking a look back on OU’s 4th Big XII Championship, a 21-7 victory over the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

In the 83rd meeting of one of college football’s most iconic rivalries, a 10-2 Oklahoma lined up against the 9-3 Nebraska Cornhuskers in a frigid Kansas City. The winner would earn an automatic berth to the Fiesta Bowl, and the loser would have to cope with losing to its storied rival.

There were fireworks early as the Oklahoma Sooners forced a turnover on Nebraska’s opening play of the game. The very next play resulted in running back Allen Patrick rushing his way into the end zone, putting the Sooners up 7-0 right out of the gate.

Later in the first quarter, OU quarterback Paul Thompson connected with wide receiver Malcolm Kelly for a 66-yard touchdown, extending the lead over the Huskers to two scores.

Most of the game was a defensive slugfest, with a combined …read more

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