🏈 Biggest Red River Showdown In Years
And that's really saying something, considering how often Texas-Oklahoma is a Top-25 battle. The Longhorns look like a legit CFP contender, but can the Sooners come to town and steal one in Austin? This should hands down be the best game of the season to date 🍿 (2 min read)
The college football landscape is set to change pretty drastically after this season — so much so that I can’t even keep track of all the schools switching conferences. But can ya blame me? Take a look for yourself…it’s about to get weird 😈
Stanford and Cal in in the ACC? 18 teams in the Big Ten? I mean c’mon, at some point these conferences gotta at least consider a name change, right?
The Big 12, which added four new teams this season (BYU, Cincinnati, Houston & UCF) will bring in four more teams next year from the dissolving PAC-12 (Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado & Utah). But on the flip side, the conference’s two most prominent programs are headed elsewhere
For over a century (118 games), the Red River Rivalry between Texas and Oklahoma has regularly featured some of college football’s best teams. But starting in 2024, that showdown will take place in the SEC…the rich keep getting richer
*whispers Texas 49, Oklahoma 0*
— Longhorn Network (@LonghornNetwork)
Oct 3, 2023
Before all that happens, we’re due one last battle in the Big 12, and the finale comes with some of the highest stakes in a long time. This Saturday’s meeting in Austin between the Longhorns and Sooners has serious CFP and Heisman implications — check out how the odds are shaping up 👇
Oklahoma vs. Texas Betting Preview (subject to change)
Spread: Texas -6.5
Moneyline: Texas -260, Oklahoma +210
When: 12PM EST on ABC
For the 43rd time, these two teams will duke it out while each ranked in the Top-25. But since the start of the CFP era, we haven’t seen either side of the Red River ranked in the top four ahead of this matchup…until now 👀
#3 Texas has a serious case for this season’s most impressive team so far with nothing but double-digit wins on their resume, including one in Tuscaloosa over then-#3 Alabama. The most recent was a dominant showing against the 24th-ranked Jayhawks
Texas finished with 661 yards today against Kansas, the most in a Big 12 game in school history.
The previous-high was 658 yards vs Patrick Mahomes & Texas Tech in 2016.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo)
Sep 30, 2023
The 49-point outing may have featured his first INT of the season, but with 325 passing yards and 3 total TDs otherwise, the Quinn Ewers hype train isn’t slowing down. He currently has the third-best Heisman odds (+700), and a big performance this weekend could have his stock soaring even higher 📈
If Ewers is looking for a signature Heisman moment, the stage doesn’t get much bigger than this. Neither team currently has another ranked opponent on their schedule, so the winner would be in prime position to earn a CFP invitation
Texas and Oklahoma football fans:
What is your all-time favorite Red River Shootout moment?
Mine is Jordan Shipley’s 96 yard kickoff return in 2008 to get Texas back in the game.
Momentum swings in this game are deadly.
— Kyle Umlang (@kyleumlang)
Oct 3, 2023
#12 Oklahoma may not be getting the same level of national attention as their rivals, but they’ve been just as dominant so far, with five double-digit wins of their own. Big 12 passing leader Dillon Gabriel (1,593 yards and 15 TDs) is building a Heisman case himself (+2000)…but he and the rest of the Sooners have yet to be truly tested 🤔
Oklahoma will face its first opponent ranked in the top 70 of scoring offense this weekend against Texas.
The Longhorn defense has faced four such opponents so far this season.
— CJ Vogel (@CJVogel_TFB)
Oct 3, 2023
The Sooner offense that currently checks in as the country’s third-most explosive against a Longhorn defense allowing less than two TDs a game…should be one heck of a battle. But when you factor in that Texas has Ewers, as well as the nation’s third-leading rusher in Jonathon Brooks…
Texas RB Jonathon Brooks has been the best running back in the nation in the last 3 weeks.
-90.5 offensive grade (leads P5 RBs)
-488 rushing yards (leads P5)
-8.1 YPC (2nd in P5)
-308 yards after contact (leads P5)
-24 missed tackles forced (2nd in P5)
— Hook'em Headlines (@HookemHeadlines)
Oct 2, 2023
…I gotta give the edge in this one to boys in burnt orange. Especially in front of a roaring home crowd. Hook ‘Em 🤘
Trivia Question: Who are the four Oklahoma QBs to win the Heisman in the last 20 years?
For My Parlay Gurus
This matchup is often a shootout, and with an O/U of 60.5, oddsmakers are expecting more of the same this time around. But I’ll be backing the Longhorns to bottle up the Sooners a bit — check out this parlay 👇
Texas -6.5 vs. Oklahoma: -110
Under 60.5 Total Points: -115
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Trivia Answer: Kyler Murray (2018), Baker Mayfield (2017), Sam Bradford (2008) and Jason White (2003) all won the Heisman as a Sooner QB
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