2017 Big 12 Championship Game
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|2017 Big 12 Championship Game|
|Date||December 2, 2017|
|Favorite||Oklahoma by 7.5|
|National anthem||The Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Joe Davis, Brady Quinn, Bruce Feldman and Petros Papadakis (FOX)|
Marc Kestecher, Barrett Jones and Ian Fitzsimmons (ESPN Radio)
|2017 Big 12 football standings|
|No. 3 Oklahoma y$^||8||–||1||12||–||2|
|No. 9 TCU y||7||–||2||11||–||3|
|No. 14 Oklahoma State||6||–||3||10||–||3|
|Championship: Oklahoma 41, TCU 17|
As of November 22, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
The 2017 Big 12 Championship Game was a college football game that was played on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at AT&T Stadium, in Arlington, Texas. The 16th Big 12 Championship Game, it determined the 2017 champion of the Big 12 Conference. The game featured the Oklahoma Sooners and the TCU Horned Frogs. This was Oklahoma's ninth appearance and was TCU's first appearance. The game was televised nationally by Fox. When the two teams met in the regular season, Oklahoma defeated TCU 38–20.
This was the first time since 2010 that the conference champion was determined in a championship game. Formerly the Big 12 Championship Game was played between the champions of the North Division and the South Division. Now with the Big 12 having one division, the game is played between the two teams with the best conference records.
In the 2010 Big 12 Championship Game, the South Division was represented by Oklahoma and the North Division was represented by Nebraska. Oklahoma defeated Nebraska, 23–20, to claim their seventh Big 12 title.
The 2010–13 realignment of the conference left the Big 12 with ten members, and NCAA regulations at the time required a conference to have at least 12 members in order to hold a championship game. The Big 12 thus used its regular season in-conference results to determine the conference champion.
Following a January 2016 NCAA rule change that allows FBS conferences to conduct football championship games regardless of their membership numbers, the Big 12 announced that the championship game would be reinstated in 2017.
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