No. 12 Oklahoma Turns Focus to Big 12 Title


November 25th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – Already eliminated from national championship contention, No. 12 Oklahoma heads into Saturday’s game against Iowa State focused instead on trying to win an eighth Big 12 title. And trying to avoid becoming the Cyclones’ next upset victim. Iowa State (6-4, 3-4) comes in riding the hot hand following the biggest win in the program’s history a week ago against then-No. 2 Oklahoma State. It was the second upset of a Top 25 opponent in the Cyclones’ current three-game winning streak and got them eligible for a bowl game after missing out last season.

The Sooners (8-2, 5-2) dropped out of the national title race after giving up a school-record 616 yards and losing at Baylor last week. They would be eliminated from Big 12 title contention with another loss.