The Texas Longhorns come into the Red River Rivalry match up against the Oklahoma Sooners on a three game losing streak. The last two games in particular have been blow outs, with Oklahoma beating Texas 55-17 in 2011 and 63-21 in 2012.
The Texas Longhorns, and especially the seniors are looking to reverse this trend and get a win and their edge could come from anger.
“There is anger from the past two years,” cornerback Quandre Diggs said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I hope there is anger in the locker room, and I’ll demand it from everybody.”
Senior quarterback Case McCoy understands the importance of the game better than most. He watched his brother play in the game for years.
“I think you get recruited and you get sold on this game, and this is why a lot of us came here, to play in this game,” McCoy said. “I think we felt like we have not only let ourselves down but we’ve let our University down, we’ve let our coaches down. Luckily we get four years at it, and [we] seniors have one chance to go out with a shot and turn it around and have something to talk about when we’re older.”
The Longhorns come into the game as underdogs but they could make a big statement with a win.