The latest two editions of the Red River Rivalry were over long before the final gun echoed through a half-empty Cotton Bowl.
After all, the final scores in Oklahoma’s recent routs of Texas were 63-21 and 55-17, as the games ended before primarily OU fans — since most UT supporters had long since retreated for the exits. It’s not as if the Sooners needed a 30-point scoring explosion in the final minutes to clinch.
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RED RIVER RIVALRY
Texas vs. 12-Oklahoma, 11 a.m. Saturday, Cotton Bowl, ABC, 1300, 98.1
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What we learned Monday:
- Starting quarterback David Ash, who didn’t even make the trip to Ames for the Iowa State game, suffered concussion symptoms last Friday, which is why he was ruled out for OU.
- Texas and OU will sport slightly different uniforms Saturday, special Nike Pro Combat outfits featuring gold and chrome accents.
- Josh Cochran should resume practicing this week and might play Saturday. Texas’ starting right tackle has missed the past two games.
- Mike Davis and Daje Johnson, both nursing sore ankles, emerged from Iowa State without any problems. Both should play against OU.
- Steve Edmond will be the starting weakside linebacker Saturday. Dalton Santos will get his second straight start in the middle.