2012 postseason wrap-up series: day VI

NORMAN, Okla. — Sooners Illustrated presents the sixth edition of this year's postseason recap series with three minuses.

1. The Sooners fell in not one, but two home games—It's rare enough for a Bob Stoops-coached squad to lose one game at home in a season. It's another story for them to lose more than one. And that's just what happened with this team, who dropped contests to Kansas State and Notre Dame. The Wildcats delivered the first blow with a 24-19 decision in September, and the Irish followed up with a 30-13 downing a month later.

2. They fell short of a BCS game—Some will say their 41-13 drubbing by Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl suggests they didn't deserve an at-large BCS berth. Others claim the Sooners simply matched up worse with the Aggies than their potential Sugar Bowl opponent, Florida, and that would have been a closer game. Regardless, Northern Illinois took their spot in the BCS and the Sooners were left out of the big stage.

3. OU shared the Big 12 Title—Minuses one and two translate to No. 3. Because OU fell to K-State, it had to share the Big 12 crown still with only one loss, giving the Wildcats the at-large berth and ultimately preventing it from heading to the Fiesta Bowl or Sugar Bowl via a potential bowl swap. OU has won seven Big 12 Championships outright, but this is the first of its eight total it has had to share.

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