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Nebraska vs. Oklahoma

Big 12 Championship Game
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
Dec. 2, 2006 — 7:13 p.m. CST, ABC-TV national
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Pregame press

Stories leading up to the game are listed here in reverse chronological order.
It seems like old times* as the Huskers and Sooners square off tonight with a league title on the line. Read all about it from the papers in Omaha* (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), Lincoln (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8), Grand Island* (1, 2, 3), Oklahoma City (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), Norman (1, 2, 3), San Antonio (1, 2, 3), Dallas* (1, 2, 3), Austin (1, 2), Fort Worth (1, 2, 3, 4), Tulsa (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) and Kansas City (1, 2, 3, 4). Game predictions here.
They'll be watching and cheering at Camp Anaconda in Iraq.
The Big 12 title game has been known to smile on the underdog.
Seven things to watch for in Saturday's game. video
This NU-OU meeting may have an urgency* that the old annual games lacked.
Oklahoma's unsung offensive line has exceeded expectations.
Do the Blackshirts have what it takes to keep Oklahoma's running game* in check?
The Huskers hold their Thursday practice in the cold. NU notes: 1, 2,* 3*
Many Dish Network subscribers* are scrambling for a way to view the game.
The swagger is back for the OU defense. OU notes: 1, 2, 3
Husker coaches in the spotlight: Randy Jordan, Bill Callahan (1, 2*).
The Big Red hordes* will pour millions into the K.C.-area economy.
Tom Osborne and Barry Switzer are the royalty* of the rivalry.
The LJS analyzes the Sooners. CollegeFootballNews.com previews the game.
Stats don't tell the whole story of all-Big 12 fullback Dane Todd. video
Zac Taylor's younger sister keeps things in perspective for the QB. And there are lots of parallels between Taylor and former OU star Josh Heupel.
The wintry conditions likely at game time give an Oklahoma scribe the chills.
Reggie Smith seemingly can do it all for the Sooners — and John Blake almost lured him to Lincoln. | OU notes
Those nightmare games in Lubbock and Lawrence seem distant now.
Defensive play looms large* in Saturday's game. NU notes: 1,* 2, 3,* 4 video
A couple of Sooners from Colorado (1, 2) have reason to be fired up for this one.
Newspapers in Texas look at quarterbacks Taylor and Thompson and their senior status in a league brimming with younger QB talent.
Comfort zone: NU may lead the nation in red-zone TD efficiency.*
It's official: It'll be the Fiesta or the Cotton Bowl for the Huskers.
ESPN.com, Yahoo and the Associated Press (1, 2) preview the game.
Mike Gundy gives a slight edge to OU — like most on this predictions list.
The Blackshirts know solid tackling will be key in stopping Allen Patrick & Co.
KETV has a video retrospective of the NU-OU classic of 35 years ago.
The Zac Taylor* story: Who would have believed it? photo gallery
Competition is always on* for starting jobs on the offensive line. More from Tuesday's press conference: Carl Nicks,* Stewart Bradley.* Video: Players, Callahan. NU notes: 1,* 2, 3,* 4
Sooners in the spotlight: Rufus Alexander, Bob Stoops (1, 2, 3), Paul Thompson. OU notes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Up to 60,000 Husker fans* are expected to pack the stands.
The game in K.C. is a chance for the highest-profile win of the Callahan era.
The Colonel looks ahead to the game in Kansas City and back at the Colorado game.
Adrian Peterson won't play, but his backups have been doing fine.
The Tulsa paper looks at Bill Callahan's three-year Husker overhaul.
Both teams have repaired key components, and both have succeeded in the committee approach at tailback.
Bob Stoops* says it's highly unlikely that Adrian Peterson will play. Regardless, OU has become a better running team* without him. OU notes* from Monday.
The Sooners are the home team, but Nebraska may have the home crowd.
The Lincoln paper tackles some key questions surrounding Saturday's matchup.
OU linebacker Rufus Alexander is impressed by the field presence* of Zac Taylor. And Oklahoma's talent* wows Bill Callahan.
The Huskers' resurgent running game* has paid big dividends.*
The Sooners' defensive turnaround was fueled by a sense of urgency early in the season.
Adam Carriker is coming on strong* in the season's home stretch.
The Sooners have overcome much adversity* and are excited to be playing for a championship again.
All-Big 12 honors* might prove elusive for the standouts on this year's Nebraska team.
The old-school title game* is a showdown to embrace.
A Husker upset of the Sooners could muddy the Big 12 bowl picture.*
Corey McKeon says that merely getting to the conference title game isn't enough.*
The Big 12 title game will have a Big 8 feel* as Oklahoma wins the South and the right to face Nebraska next weekend. Tickets still available.
Is it time to make Oklahoma-Nebraska a Thanksgiving tradition* again?
The Huskers are your Big 12 North champions with a wild 28-27 win over the Aggies at Kyle Field. Find links to coverage on the game page. Order this classic on DVD.