Championship games are supposed to be full of great story lines, so it's only fitting that the final Big 12 Championship game would be between two historic rivals: the University of Nebraska and the University of Oklahoma.
This historic rivalry between two of the greatest college football programs has been killed in a big way by the creation of the Big 12, and will die altogether with Nebraska jumping ship to the Big 10 next season. There is currently no plan to continue the rivalry as an out-of-conference game in the future.
Nebraska comes in with a 10-2 record and ranked No. 13 in the latest BCS poll. Huskers fans would like nothing more than to have Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe hand over the last championship game trophy to head coach Bo Pelini on the Huskers' way out of the conference.
On the flip side, Oklahoma comes into this game also with a 10-2 record and ranked No. 9 in the BCS poll released on Sunday. The Sooners got to this point by way of their thrilling 47-41 Bedlam victory in Stillwater over Oklahoma State on Saturday, which propelled them to the highest BCS ranking of the three Big 12 South teams tied at 6-2 in conference. This is Oklahoma's eighth Championship game appearance in Bob Stoops' coaching tenure, and a win would give the Sooners their seventh Big 12 Championship.
This battle between these college football powers has the potential to be one of the most exciting of the series, and it will all be decided on Saturday night.