October didn’t get off to the best of starts for the Sooners but a win over their arch rivals is always cure all. Winning in Dallas puts Oklahoma back on track in the Big 12 title race. It’s the biggest game, on the biggest stage, in the biggest rivalry of the regular season.

Game Information & How To Watch

Date: Saturday, October 14 | Time: 2:30 p.m. Central
Location: Cotton Bowl – Dallas, TX
TV: ESPN

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Team Stats OU Texas
Points Per Game 44.6 35.6
Points Allowed Per Game 23.2 23.8
Total Yards 587.0 464.0
Yards Passing 384.4 288.2
Yards Rushing 202.6 175.8
Yards Allowed 356.0 354.2
Pass Yards Allowed 232.4 249.0
Rush Yards Allowed 123.6 105.2

Storylines

The honeymoon is over for Lincoln Riley but that doesn’t mean the heat is on. A loss in Dallas would certainly change that though. Riley’s challenge is to refocus his team for their biggest game on the heels of their biggest loss.

There’s no doubt that Oklahoma will be motivated and enthusiastic to play but that’s no guarantee that we’ll see a fundamentally sound defensive performance. There’s a lot to correct on this squad following the Iowa State loss and the majority of it starts on the defensive side of the ball.

After starting the season 1-2, Tom Herman seems to have the Longhorns moving in the right direction. Wins over Iowa Stat and Kansas State have Texas tied with TCU for the top spot in the Big 12. A win over Oklahoma would reinvigorate a dangerously rabid fan base and validate the rise of the Longhorns.

Odds & Predictions

Favorite: OU -9.5  O/U: 64

Score Predictions

Craig 38-24 OU
Matt 34-31 OU
Richard 35-24 OU
Zack 41-24 OU