The Oklahoma Sooners didn’t win the Big 12 Title for the first time since 2014, but they’re still heading to a solid bowl game as they’ll play in Alamo Bowl against the Oregon Ducks.
Of course, much more of the story for the Sooners has been what is happening off the field, as the team lost its head coach Lincoln Riley to the USC Trojans last Sunday. Since then, former head coach Bob Stoops was named the interim head coach and he will coach the team through the bowl game.
Oklahoma finished the regular season with a 10-2 record, dropping games late in the season against Baylor and Oklahoma State. It was a roller coaster season for OU, with drama on and off the field, highlighted by the switch at quarterback from the preseason Heisman favorite in Spencer Rattler to true freshman Caleb Williams, who led a comeback in the Red River Rivalry and never relinquished his job as the starter.
The Sooners will take on the Oregon Ducks, who won the Pac-12 North but then lost the Pac-12 Championship Game to Utah in embarrassing fashion 38-10. In fact, Utah beat Oregon in two of their last three games of the season by a combined score of 76-17. Oregon finished the season with a 10-3 record, as their other loss came at Stanford.
The Alamo Bowl will kick off at 8:15 PM CST on December 29th on ESPN.