2010 Big 12 Championship Game

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2010 Dr Pepper Big 12 Championship Game
Conference Championship
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 10 10 0 0 20
Oklahoma 0 17 3 3 23
Date December 4, 2010
Season 2010
Stadium Cowboys Stadium
Location Arlington, Texas
Referee Scott Novak
Attendance 78,802
United States TV coverage
Network ABC
Announcers: Brent Musberger and Kirk Herbstreit
Big 12 Championship Game
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The 2010 Big 12 Championship Game was played at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2010, at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas to determine the 2010 football champion of the Big 12 Conference. It was the final championship game for the conference as two members of the Big 12 had announced their intentions to leave the Big 12. The South Division was represented by Oklahoma and the North Division was represented by Nebraska. Oklahoma defeated Nebraska 23-20 to win the final Big 12 Championship and claim their seventh Big 12 Title. It was Oklahoma's eighth appearance in the game.

2010 conference realignment impact[edit]

From 2009 through 2013, the Big 12 Championship Game was scheduled to be played at Cowboys Stadium (now known as AT&T Stadium) in Arlington, Texas.[1] During June 2010, however, Nebraska and Colorado announced that they would leave the Big 12 for other conferences in 2011. Because NCAA rules require that a conference have 12 members in order to stage a football championship game, it was announced on September 30, 2010, that the Big 12 would no longer have a conference championship game, starting with the 2011 football season.


2010 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#20 Nebraska xy   6 2         10 4  
#18 Missouri x   6 2         10 3  
Kansas State   3 5         7 6  
Iowa State   3 5         5 7  
Colorado   2 6         5 7  
Kansas   1 7         3 9  
South
#6 Oklahoma xy   6 2         12 2  
#13 Oklahoma State x   6 2         11 2  
#19 Texas A&M x   6 2         9 4  
Baylor   4 4         7 6  
Texas Tech   3 5         8 5  
Texas   2 6         5 7  
Championship: Oklahoma 23, Nebraska 20
† – BCS representative as conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big 12 Conference Concludes Spring Meetings; Future Championship Sites Approved For Football, Basketball". Big12sports.com: The Big 12 Conference Official Athletic Site. May 24, 2007. Retrieved June 21, 2010.