Canada's New College Football Team: The Oklahoma Sooners
Against the odds and on the road against Oklahoma State, the Sooners had a little extra motivation on the field. That motivation, the Canadian Championship of College Football. On the final day of the regular season, Oklahoma wrestled the trophy away from Oklahoma State and will defend the title in a BCS game, the Sugar Bowl, against the Alabama Crimson Tide. Alabama won the Canadian Championship back in 2010, only to lose it to Spurrier the following week. Back then, the process didn't convert to Celsius, it is Nick Saban's greatest failure and one he'll try politely to rectify in January, because trying politely is the Canadian Championship way.
When I think of Oklahoma I think of Boomer and Sooner "stampeding" down the field recklessly towing the Sooner Schooner. I think of crimson and cream. Calgary sports the red and white, and are recognized by the iconic
SMU running bronco helmets. Both teams are considered a primary rival by one team, (Oklahoma State, British Columbia) while having a separate more intense rivalry (Texas, Edmonton).
via Todd Korol
Buffalo may be able to bring the Canadian Championship back where it belongs, but it won't be easy, it will require some major upsets now that the Championship rests with the elites of college football.
|Travelling Canadian Championship|
|Kansas State||10/27/12||11/17/12||21||Texas Tech|
|Virginia Tech||11/10/11||12/3/11||23||Georgia Tech|