2017 Big 12 Championship Game

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2017 Big 12 Championship Game
Conference Championship
Big 12 Championships logo.svg
1234 Total
TCU 01700 17
Oklahoma 177170 41
DateDecember 2, 2017
Season2017
StadiumAT&T Stadium
LocationArlington, Texas
FavoriteOklahoma by 7.5[1]
National anthemThe Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band
RefereeMike Defee
Attendance64,104
United States TV coverage
NetworkFOX/ESPN Radio
AnnouncersJoe Davis, Brady Quinn, Bruce Feldman and Petros Papadakis (FOX)
Marc Kestecher, Barrett Jones and Ian Fitzsimmons (ESPN Radio)
Big 12 Championship Game
 < 2010 2018
2017 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 3 Oklahoma y$^   8 1         12 2  
No. 9 TCU y   7 2         11 3  
No. 14 Oklahoma State   6 3         10 3  
Texas   5 4         7 6  
West Virginia   5 4         7 6  
Kansas State   5 4         8 5  
Iowa State   5 4         8 5  
Texas Tech   3 6         6 7  
Baylor   1 8         1 11  
Kansas   0 9         1 11  
Championship: Oklahoma 41, TCU 17
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • y – Championship game participant
As of July 18, 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.[2] 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.[3]

Background[edit]

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.[4]

Teams[edit]

TCU[edit]

Oklahoma[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TCU Horned Frogs vs Oklahoma Sooners". Odds Shark. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  2. ^ Kirk, Jason (2017-11-24). "TCU Oklahoma rematch clinched". www.sbnation.com. Retrieved 2017-11-24.
  3. ^ "Tiebreaker Procedures". Big 12 Conference. July 2017. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  4. ^ "Big 12 To Conduct Football Championship; Revenue Figures Announced" (Press release). Big 12 Conference. June 3, 2016. Retrieved September 26, 2016.