The Big 12 Championship 2019
The Big 12 Championship 2019 was one of the most exciting football games of the year, and it featured two of the best teams in college football. The Oklahoma Sooners and the Baylor Bears met in Arlington, Texas, to decide the Big 12 Conference champion. The Sooners were the defending champions and the Bears were looking to win their first Big 12 title in 15 years.
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The Teams Involved
The Oklahoma Sooners and the Baylor Bears were the two teams involved in the 2019 Big 12 Championship. The Sooners were led by head coach Lincoln Riley, who has led the team to three consecutive Big 12 titles. The Bears were coached by Matt Rhule, who was in his second season with the team.
- Quarterback Jalen Hurts
- Wide Receiver CeeDee Lamb
- Running Back Kennedy Brooks
- Tight End Grant Calcaterra
- Offensive Line Adrian Ealy
- Defensive Line Ronnie Perkins
- Linebacker Kenneth Murray
- Defensive Back Tre Norwood
- Kicker Gabe Brkic
- Punter Austin Seibert
- Quarterback Charlie Brewer
- Wide Receiver Denzel Mims
- Running Back John Lovett
- Tight End Chris Platt
- Offensive Line Blake Blackmar
- Defensive Line James Lynch
- Linebacker Jordan Williams
- Defensive Back Grayland Arnold
- Kicker John Mayers
- Punter Drew Galitz
The Big 12 Championship was an exciting game that saw Oklahoma take the lead early and never look back. The Sooners scored first with a Jalen Hurts touchdown pass to CeeDee Lamb, and then added a field goal to take a 10-0 lead. The Bears responded with a touchdown of their own, but the Sooners answered with another touchdown on a Jalen Hurts pass to Lamb to take a 17-7 lead at halftime.
In the second half, Oklahoma extended their lead to 24-7 with a field goal, and then put the game away with a touchdown, making the score 31-7. The Bears scored a late touchdown, but it was too late, and the Sooners won the game 31-14, securing their fourth consecutive Big 12 Championship.
Awards and Honors
The Big 12 Championship saw several players earn awards and honors for their performance. Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts was named the Big 12 Championship Game MVP, and was also named the AP Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year.
Baylor wide receiver Denzel Mims was named the AP Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year, and Oklahoma linebacker Kenneth Murray was named the AP Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. Oklahoma kicker Gabe Brkic was named the AP Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year.
The National Rankings
The Big 12 Championship had major implications for the national rankings. Before the game, Baylor was ranked 13th in the AP Poll, while Oklahoma was ranked 6th. After the game, Oklahoma rose to 5th in the rankings, while Baylor dropped to 15th.
The Oklahoma Sooners are now the four-time defending Big 12 Champions, and they will look to extend that streak to five in 2020. The Sooners also earned a berth in the College Football Playoff, where they will face LSU in the Peach Bowl on December 28th.
The Baylor Bears, meanwhile, will play in the Sugar Bowl against Georgia on January 1st. The Bears will look to finish the season with a win and build for the future.
The Big 12 Championship 2019 was an exciting game that saw two of the best teams in college football come together to decide the Big 12 champion. The Sooners were able to come away with the victory, and they will look to continue their dominance in 2020. The Bears, meanwhile, will look to get back to the championship game in the future and make a run at the title.
The Big 12 Championship 2019 was a thrilling game that featured two of the top teams in college football. The Oklahoma Sooners were able to come away with the victory and the Big 12 title, while the Baylor Bears will look to make a run at the championship in the future. The game had major implications for the national rankings, and it will be remembered as one of the most exciting games of the year.