In a week filled with incredible matchups, none can capture the attention of college football fans like the Red River Showdown between No. 21 Texas and No. 6 Oklahoma.
This game has as many stories as food vendors at the State Fair of Texas. No less important is that the loser of Saturday’s game could be outside looking toward the College Football Playoff. Texas (4-1) would have its second loss of the season, a seemingly insurmountable hurdle that several teams that would otherwise be qualified to overcome during the playoff era. The same could be said of Oklahoma which, despite its perfect 5-0 record, hasn’t looked like a top-five team all season.
It also marks the first time that first-year Texas coach Steve Sarkisian will face Oklahoma. If he achieves a Red River victory in his year there, he would become the first coach to accomplish the feat for the Longhorns since Mack Brown led Texas to a 34-3 victory over the Sooners in 1998 (Lincoln Riley did the same in his debut in 2017, beating freshman coach Tom Herman). Sarkisian’s team has been far from unbeatable, but neither has Oklahoma. And crazy things often happen in rivalry games.
Also, expect a lot to talk about the defection of these Big 12 teams to the SEC. They are officially tagged to join their new conference in 2025, but their emigration may accelerate as soon as the 2022 season. Could this be Red River’s latest showdown on the theme of the Big 12 in history?
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Texas vs. Oklahoma
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Texas vs. Oklahoma, highlights
All the eastern time
Second quarter: Texas 28 Oklahoma 7
First quarter: Texas 28 Oklahoma 7
1:02 pm: Eric Gray gets about 9 yards, but is seen near the line to win. He will do that during the first quarter, which will give Riley a lot of time to think about whether he wants to go for this.
12:59 pm: Back to the Rattler & Co. grind Oklahoma desperately needs a score here.
12:58 pm: Thompson is now 6-of-8 for 176 yards and three touchdowns on the day. Moore has three of those catches for 67 yards and two touchdowns.
12:56 pm: TOUCHDOWN, TEXAS. Thompson connects with Moore once more, this time for 48 yards and a touchdown. It is 28-7 Texas with 1:02 left in the first quarter and now we’re in blowout territory.
12:55 pm: Texas gets a first down at third and 1 on a sweep from catcher Jordan Whittington, who carries it for 8 yards.
12:53 pm: Wow, that’s an 85-yard punt (aided by the wind) from Turk. That gives Texas the ball in its 20s.
12:52 pm: Texas is flying to the ball and it is making Rattler’s life very uncomfortable. Alfred Collins works from the edge and gets a coverage sack on Rattler to make him third and 20. The Sooners will punt from 15.
12:46 pm: TOUCHDOWN, TEXAS. Thompson has his second touchdown pass of the day, a 10-yard touchdown to a wide-open Joshua Moore. That does it 21-7 Texas with 4:39 remaining in the first quarter.
12:45 pm: Great run there for Robinson, who takes it 15 yards to 10. It’s Texas, first and goal.
12:44 pm: Thompson looks for the long ball but settles for an intermediate gain from Xavier Worthy with pressure on his face. That’s a 26-yard gain to Oklahoam 25.
12:43 pm: INTERCEPTION, TEXAS. Rattler throws it straight at BJ Foster; It must have been a miscommunication between Rattler, who is clearly frustrated, and tight end Austin Stogner. The Longhorns take over at age 49.
12:42 pm: The Sooners have him at 33.
12:40 pm: Many things happened on that punt return. Josh Thompson of Texas ran over Drake Stoops of Oklahoma, knocking him down against Mims, the returner. The ball hit Thompson’s shoulder in the 33rd minute, but Texas recovered it in the 16th minute. Since no Sooner touched the ball on the return, officials must locate the ball where it first touched Texas.
12:39 pm: Thompson dances in the backfield but is ultimately brought down by a 4-yard loss.
12:34 pm: TOUCHDOWN, OKLAHOMA. Rattler puts Oklahoma on the board with a 2-yard dash from the rush pass option. The defender chooses to cover the receiver, allowing him to dash to score. It is 14-7 Texas with 9:14 in the first quarter.
12:30 pm: Never mind. Brooks has enough for the first attempt, and Oklahoma has first and goal from 2. Although it seems that the play is under review.
12:29 pm: He is third and 3 from the 5 yard for Oklahoma. Territory of two down?
12:28 pm: Marvin Mims catches a 13-yard pass to give Oklahoma first and 10 from the 12-yard line.
12:26 pm: Kennedy Brooks needs six Longhorns defenders to knock him down on the 16-yard dash. The Sooners are now moving into Texas 30.
12:25 pm: It appears officers were only checking to see if Woods caught the pass, not if it went out of bounds. That results in a 29-yard completion at third and 10, giving the Sooners first and 10 at Texas 46.
12:23 pm: Oklahoma finally gets a positive play down the sideline, but catcher Michael Woods III may have gone out of bounds before catching the pass. The play is under review and if it is canceled it will be a triple and eliminated.
12:14 pm: TOUCHDOWN, TEXAS. Bijan Robinson runs it from 2 yards to give Texas a 14-0 lead with 13:07 remaining in the first.
12:12 pm: POINT BLOCKED, TEXAS. Things are going from bad to worse for Oklahoma after Overshown blocked Michael Turk’s punt. The Longhorns bounce back at the 3-yard line, setting them up for another big touchdown early in the first.
12:10 pm: Oof, there’s nothing for Oklahoma to do in their first drive: Spencer Rattler was sacked by Texas linebacker DeMarvion Overshown at third and 7, generating fourth and 16. The sooner ones will kick.
12:08 pm: TOUCHDOWN, TEXAS. Well, that didn’t take any time. Casey Thompson completed a short pass to Xavier Worthy, who did the rest for a 75-yard touchdown. That does it 7-0 Texas with 14:46 remaining in the first quarter.
Texas vs Oklahoma start time
- Date: Saturday October 9
- Kick off: Noon and
Texas vs. Oklahoma will start at noon ET from the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
How to watch Texas vs. Oklahoma
- Television channel:ABC
- Live broadcast: ESPN app, fuboTV
This Red River Showdown will air nationally on ABC.
Texas Schedule 2021
|in the N. Louisiana # 23||4th of September||Texas 38, Louisiana 18|
|in arkansas||11 of September||Arkansas 40, Texas 21|
|against rice||September 18||Texas 58, Rice 0|
|against Texas Tech||September 25th||Texas 70, Texas Tech 35|
|at TCU||October 2nd||Texas 32, TCU 27|
|vs. No. 6 Oklahoma (Dallas)||October 9||TBD|
|vs. Oklahoma State No. 12||October 16||TBD|
|Bye||October 23||N / A|
|in Baylor||30th of October||N / A|
|in the state of Iowa||November 6th||TBD|
|against Kansas||November 13||TBD|
|in West Virginia||November 20||TBD|
|against the state of Kansas||November 27||TBD|
Oklahoma 2021 Calendar
|in Tulane (Norman, Okla.)||4th of September||Oklahoma 40, Tulane 35|
|against Western Carolina||11 of September||Oklahoma 76, Western Carolina 0|
|against Nebraska||September 18||Oklahoma 23, Nebraska 17|
|against West Virginia||September 25th||Oklahoma 16, West Virginia 13|
|in the state of Kansas||October 2nd||Oklahoma 37, Kansas State 31|
|vs. No. 21 Texas (Dallas)||October 9||TBD|
|vs. TCU||October 16||TBD|
|in kansas||October 23||TBD|
|against Texas Tech||30th of October||TBD|
|Bye||November 6th||N / A|
|in Baylor||November 13||TBD|
|against the state of Iowa||November 20||TBD|
|in the N. Oklahoma State # 12||November 27||TBD|
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.