Oklahoma Sooners

#6 Oklahoma Vs. #21 Texas | Storylines, How To Watch, Odds, & Predictions

M. Hofeld

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Kickoff: 11:00 AM CT

Location:  Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)

Television: ABC

Notes & Storylines

  • This is the third time in the last four seasons that both OU and Texas enter the Red River Rivalry ranked in the AP poll (prior to 2018 it had not been done since 2012).
  • This marks the 12th time in the last 13 matchups that OU is ranked higher in the AP poll than Texas (UT was 22nd last year while OU was not ranked).
  • The Sooners are 15-7 against Texas since the start of the 2000 season and have outscored the Longhorns by 182 points in those 22 matchups.
  • OU has won 13 games in a row, which represents the 10th winning streak of at least 13 games in program history and the Sooners’ longest since winning 14 straight over the 2016 and ’17 seasons.
  • Lincoln Riley is 12-1 as OU head coach in games against AP-ranked Big 12 opponents.
  • Texas is the only Big 12 program with a winning record against the Sooners. Oklahoma trails 62-49-5 in the series.
  • Oklahoma has lost only six games against Big 12 opponents since the start of the 2015 season and two of the defeats have come to Texas (OU is 5-2 during the stretch against UT).
  • Over the last two Red River Showdowns, OU has registered 15 sacks (for a loss of 87 yards) and 25 tackles for loss (104 yards).
  • Oklahoma’s run defense that has held all five opponents this season to 100 or fewer ground yards (79.4 average).
  • The Sooners have committed only four turnovers through five games and rank 13th nationally with their +5 turnover margin on the season.
  • Oklahoma ranks 20th nationally with its 3.0 sacks per game and is 11th in the country with 8.0 tackles for loss per contest.

Odds & Predictions

Craig: 34-17 Oklahoma

Matt: 31-28 Oklahoma

Rich: 31-24 Oklahoma

Zack: 38-28 Oklahoma

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