T-minus 24 hours and counting until the Death Star launches. It isn't a week the team needed outside motivation, but it has been presented in the form of all Big 12 Conference snubs and a consensus feeling outside the program that OU is going to win. In the day and age of social media, of course outside noise filters in.
By now you probably know the Sooners pretty well from our last tussle in Dallas and from watching them eke out flag football wins over Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and West Virginia. Las Vegas currently favors them by 8 with a 78 point over/under, so you're looking at an implied score of 43-35 for the forces of darkness over the army of light.
During one of the Longhorns' early offseason workouts, strength and conditioning coach Yancy McKnight paused to speak to the team. He pointed to the southeast portion of the stadium, where Texas displays its three Big 12 Championships. “Take a look at where it’s at,” freshman Caden Sterns said Tuesday of the message from McKnight. “He said we need to put more up there.”
Nebraska hates Texas because the Longhorns ended its dynasty. If you go to the big moments in Nebraska history over the last two decades you regularly find the Huskers building towering achievements only to see the Longhorns ending or spoiling them.