The 2009 SEC Championship matchup between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Florida Gators has been set for weeks. But the 2009 Big 12 Championship matchup was not established until this past weekend, when both Texas and Nebraska beat teams from the state of Kansas.
The 2009 Big 12 Championship will pair the Texas Longhorns (11-0) versus the Nebraska Cornhuskers (8-3). The game is being played at the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday, December 5th at 7pm CST. Dr. Pepper is the title sponsor, so the official name is the Dr. Pepper Big 12 Football Championship.
The 2009 Big 12 Championship will be the 3rd time that Texas and Nebraska have faced each other in the conference championship game. In 1996 Texas upset Nebraska in a classic game in St. Louis. Then in 1999 Nebraska steam rolled the Longhorns at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Texas and Nebraska have each won one additional Big 12 Championship; Nebraska won in 1997 over Texas A&M while the Longhorns other title came in 2005 against the Colorado Buffaloes.
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