Top 10 Moments in the Texas-Oklahoma Rivalry
The most recent matchup in the Red River Rivalry will not be a stop on Texas' season-long farewell tour of the Big 12.
The 119th matchup in a rivalry that will continue into the SEC the next year will take place when Texas and Oklahoma play each other on Saturday in Dallas.
Texas and Oklahoma first faced each other in 1900.
Let's examine the 10 most memorable moments from a series that nearly always has a significant influence on the country.On
Texas quarterback Duke Carlisle gave his team a lead they would never relinquish in a historic 28-7 victory in just seven minutes.
It had taken the Longhorns ten years to catch up to Oklahoma on the national stage.
Texas surpassed the Sooners in the national rankings because to Carlisle's 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter of the game against them.
While Oklahoma, which won three championships in the 1950s, went through a nearly ten-year downturn, Texas went on to win its first national championship.
The tension during the pregame flip was obvious even with President Gerald Ford, a former collegiate standout at Michigan,
attempting to mediate between Texas coach Darrell Royal and Oklahoma's Barry Switzer.
Switzer responded by mocking Texas hero and Sooners player Royal, an Oklahoma native.
It was fitting that the game ended in a 6-6 draw, leaving neither coach happy.Following the match between No. 1 Texas and No.