The Big 12 Championship returned in 2017, following a six-year hiatus when the title game went away after the league dropped to 10 teams. The conference had 12 teams that were divided equally into the North and South divisions. The two division winners would meet in a pre-determined venue, which was rotated in six different cities from Texas (Arlington, San Antonio, Houston, Irving) and Missouri (Kansas City, St. Louis).
The inaugural game took place St. Louis, Missouri between Nebraska and Texas. The Longhorns pulled off a huge upset by capturing a 37-27 victory over the Cornhuskers as 20 ½-point underdogs, which was the largest underdog to cover during this championship span.
Oklahoma vs. the Field
In the 18-year history of the game, Oklahoma has appeared in the game 11 times, which is the most of all Big 12 schools. The Sooners have come away with 10 wins, which is also the most in conference history. Texas (3) and Nebraska (2) are the only other schools that were able to capture multiple Big 12 championships.
In 2019, the Sooners won their third straight Big 12 title since the championship returned by defeating Baylor 30-23 in overtime. Oklahoma failed to cover as 9 ½-point favorites.
Big 12 Against the Spread (ATS) Results
Bettors watched favorites go 14-4 straight up and 10-8 against the spread in the Big 12. Including Oklahoma's win over Baylor in 2019, favorites have won the last 10 Big 12 chanpionships.
The last time we saw an underdog win outright came in 2003 when Kansas State defeated Oklahoma 35-7 as a 14-point choice.
Total bettors have watched the 'under' go 10-8 in the first 18 Big 12 championships.