Texas-Oklahoma rivalry: Which school has the most wins in the Red River Showdown?

Tanner Mordecai, Oklahoma Sooners, Texas Longhorns. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]
Tanner Mordecai, Oklahoma Sooners, Texas Longhorns. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] /

The Red River Showdown between Oklahoma and Texas is one of the best rivalries in college football.

In one of the last great neutral-site rivalries in all of college football, the Oklahoma Sooners take on the Texas Longhorns at the old Cotton Bowl in Dallas for the Red River Showdown.

These two schools have played annually for generations. This historic rivalry dates back to their first meeting in 1900. Thus far, Oklahoma and Texas have played each other on the gridiron a staggering 116 times, including twice in 1903 and in 2018. Outside of the conference championship game, of course, this is the biggest game on either teams’ regular-season schedule.

Entering the 2021 game, what rival has the most wins at Red River all time: Oklahoma or Texas?

Red River Showdown: Who has the most wins all time: Oklahoma or Texas?

Through the first 116 meetings, the Longhorns have a sizable lead over the Sooners all time with a record of 62-49-5. While the Sooners have had the leg up this century, and especially since 2010, the Longhorns have beaten them eight times in a row twice, albeit more than a generation ago. Texas won eight straight from 1940-47 and from 1958-65. Oklahoma has won three in a row.

With both teams ranked inside of the top 25, anything can happen in the Cotton Bowl on Saturday.

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