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Relive the 1971 #1 NU vs. #2 OU Classic
December 02, 2010
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Saturday’s Dr Pepper Big 12 Championship game between Oklahoma and Nebraska will be the 22nd time that the Sooners and the Huskers have met to decide a conference championship. The most famous of those games came on Thanksgiving day in 1971.

It was billed as The Game Of The Century as it featured undefeated and top-ranked Nebraska against undefeated and second-ranked Oklahoma. Huskers Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers had an amazing punt return that was the difference in the game plus a key third-down catch on the Huskers’ game-winning drive as Nebraska recorded a 35-31 victory.

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