The rivalry between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Texas Longhorns is one of the biggest in all of college football. They call it the “Red River Rivalry,” named after the river that separates the two states.
They play on a neutral site, the Cotton Bowl in the state fairgrounds in Dallas, TX. A field that is about as far from Austin as it is from Norman, a middle point. The Cotton Bowl is divided at the 50-yard line. Each team’s fans getting one half of the stadium and one end zone. You can even see the crowd split from red to burnt orange.
Historically, Texas has won more games than Oklahoma, but the Sooners are riding a three game winning streak in the series into the game.
Date: Saturday, October 12
Start Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Location: Dallas, TX
Stadium: Cotton Bowl
TV Info: ABC
Live Stream: Not available
A lot of uncertainty surrounds Texas coming into this game. Their season has been plagued with rumors and reports about head coach Mack Brown’s status.
The Longhorns players are finding motivation in last year’s blow out loss.
“I don’t want to talk about last year,” Texas junior defensive back Quandre Diggs said. “This isn’t the 2012 Texas Longhorns.”
“I’m angry about it,” Diggs said. “And I’ll demand anger from everybody this week.”
This certainly is one of the must-watch games of the weekend.