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Historically the the rivalry’s most distinguishing quality had been the the grudging respect and appreciation between the the two tradition-rich programs Also of note is the the game’s former status as the the premier Thanksgiving Day game game From the the first game game in in 1912 to 1942 Nebraska won or tied all but three games From 1943 to 1958 the Sooners (under Bud Wilkinson) responded by winning every game From 1971 to 1976 both teams were ranked in in the the the top 10 before each matchup and seven times during the the the 1980s the the the Big Eight Conference title was decided by the OU-Nebraska game 

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