The second weekend in October always means one very important thing to the folks in Oklahoma and Texas- the baddest football game of the season. Since the first game in 1900, The OU Sooners and the Texas Longhorns have converged on Dallas’ Cotton Bowl at the Texas State Fair for one of the finest match-ups in college football. It’s a game wrought with tradition, passion, a whole lot of crimson and a whole lot of burnt orange.
This Saturday will only be the eleventh time the Sooners and Longhorns have met whilst being top five ranked teams. The Sooners have held the #1 spot for the past two weeks, and the Longhorns are holding on to the #5 position. Texas leads the match-up, with an all-time record of 57–40–5, Oklahoma trailing with a record of 45–36–4; Oklahoma has won six of the last eight OU/Texas games. Here’s a look at the 10 previous games:
Each year, the two governors make a bet that the losing team must deliver on. This year, the losing state leader will donate cases of steaks to an organization involved with helping those affected by Hurricane Ike.
As both campuses close today and students, alumni, faculty and fans storm into Dallas’ West End tonight, there will no doubt be plenty of chants screaming “Boomer Sooner!” and “Hook ’em Horns!”, as well as obnoxious digs at one another’s mascots.