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12.02.2009 / The Huskers Take on the Longhorns for the Big 12 Championship. Posting by Greg Sharpe, The Voice of the Huskers

It will be as predicted, Nebraska versus Texas for the Big 12 Championship Saturday in Texas. Back in the summer, the Big 12 Media voted and predicated that the Huskers and Longhorns would be the division winners. They were right and now the two will battle for a spot in the Bowl Championship Series.

"The Huskers need to rely on their defense and special teams to keep it close and let Texas make the big mistake."

The Longhorns have had an amazing season. 12-0 and a win away from an appearance in the national championship game, but the pressure of this game falls squarely on the shoulders of the Longhorns. They have the most to lose in this game and Nebraska needs to use that to their advantage.

The Texas offense is lead by senior quarterback Colt McCoy, who right now is a front runner for the Heisman Trophy. He has had a stellar campaign and the Texas offense has really found its stride in the last month.

The Longhorns defense will be the best unit that the Huskers have faced this season. So where’s the weakness? That would be the mental and pressure part of the game. We have seen it several times in the Big 12 Championship Game that the team trying to hang on to an undefeated season feels the pressure and is unable to defeat a team that is not as physically good as itself. The Huskers need to rely on their defense and special teams to keep it close and let Texas make the big mistake.

This should be fun to watch because no one is giving the Big Red much of a chance. Let’s hope Texas feels the same way. Go Big Red!

Can Nebraska upset Texas and win the Big 12 Championship? What are your predications as to where Nebraska will go for their bowl game? Join in.

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