Big 12 Football Championship Game

LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. (24) celebrates with teammates his interception against Georgia during the second half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 08, 2019 - 12:35 am
Picking the four teams to play in the College Football Playoff will be easy for the selection committee. LSU, Ohio State, Clemson and Oklahoma all took care of business in their conference championships Saturday — with varying degrees of difficulty. Who is No. 1? There could be a lot of discussion...
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Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) hugs wide receiver CeeDee Lamb (2) after the Sooners 30-23 overtime win over Baylor in an NCAA college football game for the Big 12 Conference championship, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)
December 07, 2019 - 8:33 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — No. 6 Oklahoma has done all it can, winning a fifth Big 12 title in a row with another close win over No. 8 Baylor. Now the Sooners wait to see if they are going to get in back in the College Football Playoff. That is up to the selection committee, though it will be...
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Oklahoma cornerback Parnell Motley (11) and quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) celebrate with fans after their 34-31 win over Baylor in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in Waco, Texas. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)
December 06, 2019 - 2:41 am
When Baylor jumped out to a quick 25-point lead over Oklahoma, there was a sense for the Bears that they really did belong in those conversations about being a Big 12 contender — and maybe even bigger things. That feeling didn’t go away, even after the 12-time Big 12 champion Sooners had their...
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Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) is pursued by Oklahoma State linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga (11) in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
December 05, 2019 - 2:29 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley never imagined having his quarterback run the ball so much. He’s also never had one quite like Jalen Hurts. The graduate transfer has rushed for 1,217 yards and 18 touchdowns this season and is nearing the school record for rushing yards in a season...
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Utah defensive end Bradlee Anae walks on the field before the team's NCAA college football game against Colorado on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
December 05, 2019 - 11:56 am
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The Pac-12 championship game has largely been an afterthought for the rest of the country the past two seasons with the conference mostly out of contention when it comes to the all-important College Football Playoff. That will be far from the case this year when there...
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Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley greets players as they return to the sideline after scoring in the first half of an NCAA college football game against TCU in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
December 02, 2019 - 5:30 pm
No. 6 Oklahoma’s biggest comeback ever didn’t have a lingering effect on No. 8 Baylor. Now they get to play again, this time for the Big 12 championship and possibly a spot in the College Football Playoff, which seems much more feasible after a couple of significant losses in other leagues. After...
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Alabama quarterback Mac Jones (10) is sacked by Auburn defensive end Big Kat Bryant (1) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Auburn, Ala. (Dan Busey/The Decatur Daily via AP)
December 02, 2019 - 2:11 am
The Associated Press college football poll is a subjective and mostly backward-looking assessment, especially late in the season. Voters sprinkle in some speculative forecasting when trying to order the plethora of teams that have never played. Would Team A beat Team B? But mostly, a ranking is a...
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Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer (12) runs the ball against Texas in the third quarter in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
November 23, 2019 - 9:16 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — What a different feeling for No. 13 Baylor a week later, and how about the progress the Bears have made in two years. A week after a disappointing home loss to Oklahoma ended their bid for an undefeated season, and two years after an 11-loss season, Charlie Brewer and the Bears...
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Oklahoma cornerback Parnell Motley (11) and quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) celebrate the 34-31 victory over Baylor following an NCAA college football game in Waco, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin)
November 17, 2019 - 1:00 am
WACO, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts was shouting at himself coming off the field after his third turnover, a fumble when running toward the end zone. When it was all over, Hurts and coach Lincoln Riley were sharing a joyous embrace and the No. 10 Sooners’ playoff hopes were still...
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Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts looks for a receiver during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
October 11, 2019 - 1:26 pm
Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts is one of the few people who won't make a big deal about Saturday's showdown with Texas. This whole big game business is nothing new to Hurts. As Alabama's quarterback, he played in three national championship games and the annual Iron Bowl against Auburn. The...
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