Playoff: '08 Oklahoma vs. '03 Oklahoma

July, 1, 2014
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Monday, the '00 Sooners prevailed over '04 Oklahoma. Today, the '00 Sooners will find out who they will meet in the title of our Big 12 BCS-era 16-team playoff.

All the results to this point can be seen here.

Now, to the second semifinal (voting goes to 10 p.m. CT tonight):

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Which team should advance to the final?

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    28%
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    72%

Discuss (Total votes: 1,587)

(4 seed) 2008 OKLAHOMA SOONERS
Record: 12-2
Final ranking: No. 5
Top player: QB Sam Bradford
Consensus All-America: Bradford, OG Duke Robinson
First-Team All-Big 12: Bradford, Robinson, RB DeMarco Murray, FB Matt Clapp, TE Jermaine Gresham, OT Phil Loadholt, OT Trent Williams, DT Gerald McCoy, S Nic Harris
Second-Team All-Big 12: WR Juaquin Iglesias, C Jon Cooper, DE Jeremy Beal, LB Travis Lewis, CB Dominique Franks, S Lendy Holmes
Best wins: No. 24 TCU (35-10); No. 16 Kansas (45-31); No. 2 Texas Tech (65-21); at No. 11 Oklahoma State (61-41); No. 19 Missouri (62-21, Big 12 Championship)
Losses: No. 5 Texas (45-35); No. 1 Florida (24-14, BCS Championship)

(9 seed) 2003 OKLAHOMA SOONERS
Record: 12-2
Final ranking: No. 3
Top player: QB Jason White
Consensus All-America: White, DT Tommie Harris, LB Teddy Lehman, CB Derrick Strait, KRAntonio Perkins
First-Team All-Big 12: White, Harris, Lehman, Strait, Perkins, WR Mark Clayton, OT Jammal Brown, C Vince Carter, DE Dan Cody, DT Dusty Dvoracek
Second-Team All-Big 12: S Brodney Pool
Best wins: at Alabama (20-13); No. 5 Texas (65-13); No. 22 Oklahoma State (52-9)
Losses: No. 10 Kansas State (35-7, Big 12 championship); No. 2 LSU (21-14, national championship)

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Who should advance: Oklahoma’s defense was tenacious in ’03. But I’m not sure how it could have slowed down the ’08 Sooners, who could score every which way with Bradford, Murray, Gresham and a powerful offensive line. The '03 Oklahoma offense was prolific, but it wasn’t quite as strong or versatile as the ’08 Sooners’ attack was. The ’08 Sooners would have found a way to put up enough points to move on to the title game.

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