This Saturday marks the revival of a storied rivalry that has produced two games known as “Game of the Century” and has been the key to multiple national championships. Yes, Saturday finally marks the return of the Nebraska-Oklahoma rivalry. Oklahoma currently holds a 43-37-3 advantage over Nebraska in the team’s storied rivalry.
This year has another sub-plot with two Youngstown, OH., natives coaching the two teams — heck they both went to the same high school.
Bob Stoops has had amazing success at Oklahoma since taking over in 1999 and has led them to national prominence since.
On the other sideline will be Bo Pelini, Nebraska’s first year head coach who served as Stoops’ defensive coordinator in 2004 after Frank Solich was fired at Nebraska.
These two have a history, and are great friends. However, don’t expect Saturday’s game to be friendly — Nebraska-Oklahoma games rarely are. Sure the fans will be respectful before and after the game — both fans are some of the classiest in the nation — but it’s always hotly contested during the game itself.
Oklahoma yet again is one of the nation’s best — coming into the game ranked fourth nationally — and will face a steadily improving Nebraska team. But alas it’s time to break down this game position by position. Continue reading