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College Football 2011 Week 6: Red River Revival

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By Cabrone D. Brewer

There’s a renewed interest in the air surrounding the State Fair of Texas — and we’re not taking about the smell of deep fried salsa balls.

It’s been called one of the greatest rivalries in the history of college football and for the 106th time, No. 3 Oklahoma and No. 11 Texas will battle Saturday afternoon in Dallas for bragging rights along the Red River.

Both teams enter this year’s installment of the Red River Rivalry with unblemished records and national championship dreams, but something has to give in a high-stakes encounter pinning Oklahoma’s prolific offense against Texas’ powerful defense.

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Top 10 Games of the Red River Rivalry

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: Read the rest of this entry »


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