No. 5 Oklahoma beats No. 9 Texas for Big 12 title
Kyler Murray threw for 379 yards and three touchdowns as No. 5 Oklahoma beat No. 9 Texas 39-27 in the Big 12 championship game Saturday, with the Sooners avenging their only loss and making their case for a return to the College Football Playoff.
Murray, the Heisman Trophy-contending dualthreat quarterback, threw two of his TDS to Grant Calcaterra. That included an impressive 18-yard score on a third-and-10 play with two minutes left as the Sooners (12-1, No. 5 CFP) won their seventh consecutive game despite being held to fewer than 40 points for the first time in nine games.
Sam Ehlinger was 23of-36 passing for 349 yards with two touchdowns, and he also ran for two scores for Texas (9-4), but his final pass was picked off by Tre Norwood at the 1 in the final minute.
Conference championship games
American Athletic, No. 7 UCF 56, Memphis 41: Darriel Mack shrugged off two early turnovers to rush for three second-half touchdowns and rally UCF to a 56-41 victory over Memphis.
Conference USA, UAB 27, Middle Tennessee 25: Spencer Brown ran for 156 yards and a touchdown, and the Blazers, who reinstated their program last season after a two-year hiatus, beat Middle Tennessee at Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Sunbelt, Appalachian State 30, Louisiana-lafayette 19: Zac Thomas