Saturday, December 18, 2010

Oklahoma sports report

Time for another Oklahoma sports report, especially since the college football bowl season started today.  All the major colleges we've featured in past reports are headed to bowl games, so it's a good year for football in Oklahoma.  And let's not forget BYU!

After the regular season ending loss to OU, OSU dropped to number 14 in the BCS rankings and was selected to play in the Valero Alamo Bowl, where they will face the unranked Arizona Wildcats on December 29 in San Antonio, Texas. 

With its win over OSU, OU moved up to no. 9 in the BCS and played in the Big 12 championship on December 4 against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.  In classic Sooner-Cornhusker tradition, the teams battled to the end, but Oklahoma prevailed in 23-20 victory.  The Sooners are now no. 7 in the BCS and will play the unranked Connecticut Huskies in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on January 1 in Glendale, Arizona.

Contrary to my earlier report, Tulsa's football season is not over.  The Golden Hurricane received an invitation to play in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, where they will play BCS No. 24 Hawaii Warriors on December 24.

Brigham Young University Cougars

True, BYU is not in Oklahoma but Elliot is still a Cougar, so we need a report on the great BYU victory in today's New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque.  The Cougars handily defeated the unranked University of Texas El Paso Miners, with a final score of 52-24.  It was a nice way to finish the season after a heart-breaking loss to Utah three weeks ago.


The Thunder are now 19-8 and lead the Utah Jazz by a game in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference.  OKC has a five-game win streak, with road victories over the Timberwolves, 111-103, and the Hornets, 97-92, followed by home wins over the Cavaliers, 106-77, Rockets, 117-105, and Kings, 102-87

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