You may recall that shortly after (Big 12 South) Texas A&M’s loss to (Big 12 North) Nebraska, Texas A&M’s President cut and run, taking a cushy government job instead of facing the Big 12 North again.
Good thing, too, as the two highest ranked Big 12 South teams fell specularly to Big 12 North schools:
#3 Oklahoma 24, Colorado 27
#7 Texas 21, Kansas State 41
Our Nebraska Cornhuskers didn’t have the luxury of playing a push-over from the Big 12 South junior leagues. We played a fellow Big 12 North Team
#25 Nebraska 35, Iowa State 17