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Reliant roof to be open for Big 12 title game

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HOUSTON -- Let the heat in.

Reliant Stadium has a retractable roof that is closed for some
games when the Houston Texans play here. But Big 12 officials said
Friday the roof will be open for Saturday's league championship
game between No. 2 Texas and Colorado, which kicks off at 1 ET (ABC).

That means the Buffaloes will have to endure some unseasonable
temperatures, which are forecast to be in the 80s. But it could
also cut down on the noise as the crowd is expected to favor Texas.

"I don't care," said Texas coach Mack Brown. "I've got a lot
of things on my plate tomorrow, and the roof is not one of them."