Oklahoma 21
Nebraska 7

Dec. 2, 2006 - 7:13 p.m. Central
Big 12 Championship Game | Kansas City, MO | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 0 7 0 0 7
Oklahoma 14 0 7 0 21

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1st quarter
OU: A.Patrick 2 run (G.Hartley kick) 14:12
OU: M.Kelly 66 pass from P.Thompson (G.Hartley kick) 5:35
2nd quarter
NU: H.Teafatiller 14 pass from Z.Taylor (J.Congdon kick) 4:37
3rd quarter
OU: M.Kelly 3 pass from P.Thompson (G.Hartley kick) 1:25
		
                              NU       OU
FIRST DOWNS.................. 17       13
  Rushing..................... 6        2
  Passing.................... 11       11
  Penalty..................... 0        0
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)........ 21-84    28-42
PASSING YDS (NET)........... 282      265
  Att-Comp-Int. ........ 50-23-3  35-19-1
TOTAL OFFENSE .........   71-366   63-307
Fumble Returns-Yards........ 0-0      1-8
Punt Returns-Yards.......... 3-3      2-0
Kickoff Returns-Yards...... 3-49     2-50
Int. Returns-Yards.......... 1-0      3-4
Punts (Number-Avg)....... 7-34.1   9-36.7
Fumbles-Lost................ 3-2      2-0
Penalties-Yards............ 5-24     3-25
Possession Time........... 28:21    31:39
Third-Down Conv. .......... 3/15     4/15
Fourth-Down Conv. .......... 1/3      0/1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances..... 1-3      2-2
Sacks By: Number-Yards...... 1-6     3-13

RUSHING
NU: B.Jackson 13-70; Z.Taylor 7-16; K.Wilson 1-minus 2.

OU: A.Patrick 15-35; C.Brown 7-4; P.Thompson 5-4; J.Gutierrez 1-minus 1.
 
PASSING
NU: Z.Taylor 23/50, 282 YDS, 1 TD, 3 INT.
OU: P.Thompson 19/34, 265 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT; H.McEachern 0/1 O YDS, 0 TD, 0 INT.
 
RECEIVING
NU: B.Jackson 5-28; T.Nunn 4-37; M.Purify 3-37; K.Wilson 3-20; T.Peterson 2-72; M.Lucky 2-44; N.Swift 1-18; H.Teafatiller 1-14; J.Phillips 1-7; D.Erickson 1-5.

OU: M.Kelly 10-142; M.Johnson 5-47; J.Iglesias 2-26; J.Gresham 1-35; A.Tennell 1-15.
 
Attendance: 80,031

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Stats & Recap

Huskers can’t cash in on chances

Oklahoma played nearly mistake-free football and Nebraska could not capitalize on several second-half opportunities as the Sooners won the 2006 Big 12 title game, 21-7.

In a game dominated by the defenses, the Sooners bent throughout the night but broke only once to drop Nebraska to 9-4. Oklahoma improved to 10-2 and earned a Bowl Championship Series berth to the Fiesta Bowl. The Huskers accepted a Cotton Bowl invitation.

While Nebraska was able to move the ball, OU’s defense created turnovers. Zac Taylor threw a season-high three interceptions, after throwing just four in the first 12 games of the season. The Huskers also lost two fumbles, including one inside their own 10 on the game’s first play from scrimmage.

Oklahoma’s only sustained drive proved to be the backbreaker for the Huskers. OU used a 10-play, 99-yard march midway through the third quarter to stop Nebraska’s comeback effort. The Huskers, who nearly buried the Sooners in the end zone for a safety on second down, surrendered a 35-yard completion from Paul Thompson to Jermal Greshman on third-and-10. Thompson and the Sooners capped the drive with a three-yard pass to Malcolm Kelly.

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2006 schedule
04/15 Reds 35, Whites 7
09/02 Louisiana Tech W 49-10
09/09 Nicholls St. W 56-7
09/16 @ S. California L 10-28
09/23 Troy W 56-0
09/30 Kansas W 39-32
10/07 @ Iowa St. W 28-14
10/14 @ Kansas St. W 21-3
10/21 Texas L 20-22
10/28 @ Oklahoma St. L 29-41
11/04 Missouri W 34-20
11/11 @ Texas A&M W 28-27
11/24 Colorado W 37-14
12/02 Oklahoma L 7-21
01/01 Auburn L 14-17

Commentary

McKeever

The final statistics show Nebraska had 366 yards of offense to OU’s 307. Those numbers don’t bear out what separated the two teams.

Lincoln Journal Star
Douglass

Nebraska's coaches and players were left with a hollow feeling that has become all too familiar this season. Another opportunity squandered.

Grand Island Independent
Bland

OU was the bigger and more athletic club; that much was obvious just watching the Sooners warm up (or try to) before the game.

Daily Nebraskan
Sittler

Just when it looked like Nebraska had captured the momentum it needed by pinning the Sooners less than a yard from their own end zone, Thompson put together a drive for the ages.

Tulsa World
Rhode

In his eight seasons as OU's coach, Bob Stoops perhaps shouldn't be more proud than he is this morning.

The Oklahoman
Bohls

The Sooners' defense was so fierce that one would have sworn Nebraska quarterback Zac Taylor's go-to receiver was a guy in the first row.

Austin American-Statesman
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