The annual Red-River Rivalry between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Texas Longhorns gets underway this week. Kickoff between these two archrivals will get going at Noon ET on Saturday, with coverage on ABC.
Sat., Oct. 12th, 2013 @ 12:00pm ET
Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX
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OKLA by 14 ~ 57 o/u @ BetOnline
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With all of the questions and the saga surrounding Texas head coach Mack Brown about whether or not he will be around next season, he can do himself a big favor by getting a win over Bob Stoops and Oklahoma on Saturday. Stoops has owned Brown in this rivalry, and comes in with an undefeated record this season with his Sooners ranked No.12 in the country.
Texas meanwhile already has two losses on the season, dropping to BYU and Ole Miss. Thankfully, none of those losses have come in conference, so the chance to win the Big 12 is certainly still there for the Longhorns. But it will start with a victory over Oklahoma, for which Texas comes in as the underdog.
For Oklahoma, they sit at 5-0 on the season, with notable wins over Notre Dame on the road, and TCU last week. The toughest stretch for the Sooners has yet to take place, and one could argue it starts on Saturday.
The Oklahoma defense has been great this season, and ranks sixth in the country in points surrendered, giving up just 13 per game.
Offensively the quarterback situation is still a work in progress, as evidence in the 88th-ranked passing offense in the country. The Sooners do run it well though, putting up close to 250 yards per game.
Texas has been prone to giving up big yards on the ground (over 500 to BYU), so we can expect the Sooners to try and attack the Longhorns defense right up front in the run game early.