17 Oct


Five questions: Oklahoma

After the Longhorns lost Saturday to Oklahoma, Texas football head coach Tom Herman offered the reminder that “We can't let Oklahoma beat us twice ... we're 2-1 in the Big 12 and we have a good Oklahoma State team coming in next week that we need to get ready for starting Sunday” (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel

DALLAS, Texas — If there is one thing that is a constant in college football, it’s the Texas-Oklahoma game, a contest that delivers plenty of bang for its considerable buck every year, even when one team wallops the other.

But Saturday’s 112th edition of the Red River Showdown proved this rivalry’s mettle once again, as the 12th-ranked Sooners outlasted the never-say-die Longhorns, 29-24, before a capacity crowd of 93,552 rabid, loud and, ultimately, wrung out fans in the venerable Cotton Bowl on the grounds of the State Fair of Texas.

Texas (3-3 overall, 2-1 against Big 12 opponents) rallied from a 20-point