Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma State Cowboys Set to Face Off in 2023 Big 12 Championship Game

As the anticipation builds for the 2023 Big 12 Championship Game, football fans are gearing up for an epic showdown between the Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Here's everything you need to know ahead of the highly anticipated matchup:

Game Details:

  • Date and Time: Saturday, December 2; 11:00 a.m. CT
  • Location: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
  • TV Broadcast: ABC
  • Radio Broadcasts: Longhorn Radio Network (Craig Way, Roger Wallace, Will Matthews); Cowboy Radio Network (Dave Hunziker, John Holcomb, and Robert Allen)

Team Records:

  • Texas Longhorns: 11-1 (8-1)
  • Oklahoma State Cowboys: 9-3 (7-2)

Last Week's Performances:

  • Texas: 57, Texas Tech: 7
  • Oklahoma State: 40, BYU: 34


  • Texas: No. 7 (AP)
  • Oklahoma State: No. 19 (AP)

Series History:

  • Texas leads the series 26-11
  • Last Meeting: Oklahoma State 41, Texas 34 (2022)

Betting Line:

  • Texas is favored by 11.5 points

Key Players to Watch:

Texas Longhorns:

  1. QB Quinn Ewers: The dynamic quarterback has thrown for over 2,700 yards this season with 17 touchdowns. Ewers will be looking to return to his early-season form after facing some challenges in recent games.
  2. DT T'Vondre Sweat: The anchor of the Longhorns' formidable defensive line, Sweat's impact goes beyond stats. His performance could be crucial in disrupting the Oklahoma State offense.

Oklahoma State Cowboys:

  1. RB Ollie Gordon: The leading rusher in the Big 12, Gordon is a force to be reckoned with. The Cowboys' success often hinges on his performance, and he will be a key player to watch on Saturday.
  2. LB Nickolas Martin: A standout defender, Martin leads the Big 12 in total tackles and tackles for loss. Playing in his home state, Martin will be determined to make a significant impact.

Key Storylines:

Texas Longhorns:

  • The Longhorns' defense faces the challenge of stopping Ollie Gordon, the Big 12's leading rusher.
  • Texas has been impressive against the run, allowing only 85 rushing yards per game. Can they contain Gordon and the Cowboys' rushing attack?

Oklahoma State Cowboys:

  • Pressuring Texas QB Quinn Ewers is crucial for the Cowboys. Ewers has been prone to turnovers, and a strong defensive effort could tilt the game in Oklahoma State's favor.
  • The Cowboys need to disrupt Texas' offensive line, which has allowed 25 sacks this season.