Losses: at No. 6 Oklahoma (41-31); No. 9 Oklahoma (38-17, Big 12 championship)
Who should advance: Not Missouri. The ’07 Tigers already advanced through the favorite of the tournament -- top-seed ’05 Texas -- through questionable means. For that reason alone, their run should stop here.
But another reason, the ’03 Sooners had an equally dynamic passing attack, plus a better offensive line and a much better defense that featured the fearsome trio of Harris, Dvoracek and Cody, who led Oklahoma with 10 sacks.
Even though both teams got clobbered in the Big 12 Championship, only the Sooners still played for the national title because of their body of work during the regular season.