Red River Shootout – Oklahoma vs. Texas
Come out and see some of the very best amateur athletes in the world
as they battle it out on the gridiron with everything on the line in another game packed to the brim with bone-jarring action
that you know you'll want to be a part of. Don't worry about getting into the big game, as there are plenty of seating options
that will bring you right to the forefront of the action. The Longhorns and the Sooners are sure to have rosters loaded with
playmakers who can do a little bit of everything, giving you plenty of reasons to head out and make sure that you didn't miss
a second of the highlight-reel action.
Of course, this is a matchup that wasn't always this big, as it started with
humble beginnings all the way back in 1900. That year, the Longhorns hooked the Sooners with a 28-2 win in Austin, and from
there it was on as the Longhorns and Sooners continually battled it out on the field nearly every year ever since. But this
is a series that tends to go back and forth, though the Longhorns were the most recent winner of the matchup, taking down
the Sooners 36-20 in 2013. With some of the top players in college football history playing at one point or another in the
Red River Shootout, this is a game that always grabs college football fans' attention for a reason.
College Classics and Historic Rivalries are always a good idea if you're a big college football fan,
but you can't appreciate the intensity of one of these games until you actually get out and see the drama unfold before your
very eyes. The Red River Shootout brings together two of the top teams in the nation every year for a battle that grabs the
national attention, as the Sooners and the Longhorns tend to be loaded with explosive playmakers that know how to change the
score of a big game in a real hurry. With this level of talent and two great programs that have plenty of fanfare supporting
them, this is a game that you simply don't want to miss.
NCAA Football Experience
With thousands of fellow
fans at your side and some of the top players in the country on the field, you'll be in for a treat that will have you kicking
yourself for not making it out to see the Red River Rivalry much sooner. When one team is driving down the field in a game
that is sure to have the attention of all the fans in the area, the atmosphere will be nothing like you can ever experience
from home – not even from that bar down the street from your apartment with all the flatscreens all over the walls.
Instead, heading out to see the action up close and personal will give you a completely different perspective, allowing you
to delve into the college football experience on a completely different level that will make it impossible to look at the
home-viewing experience the same way ever again.
Red River Rivalry History
Looking at the top players
who have played in this one, you end up with an unbelievable list of players who would go on to not just dominate in college
football but would go on to the next level as well. Guys like Barry Switzer (coach), Keith Jackson (TE), Adrian Peterson (RB)
and Roy Williams (DB) are just a few of the great players who have made a big impact in this one, with all three getting named
to the All-Time Red River Rivalry Team. The main point to be taken away, of course, is that you never know what great player
is going to burst onto the scene by putting together an unbelievable performance in the Red River Rivalry, as the stage is
huge, the atmosphere sure to be electric and just about anything can happen.
Red River Rivalry Trivia
you know that Barry Switzer had two different four-game winning streaks against the Longhorns?
If you're the coach of
the Sooners, beating the Longhorns is a great way to help build a legacy, and Switzer was very good against their heated rival,
racking up an impressive 9-5-2 record against the Longhorns over the years. Switzer would, of course, go on to win a Super
Bowl with the Dallas Cowboys in 1996, when he led the Cowboys over the Steelers in Super Bowl XXX.
The Cotton Bowl has been a storied location in Dallas since the 1930s, and the Red River Shootout is a
big part of its iconic college football legacy. If you've never seen a big college football game from the Cotton Bowl, you
have absolutely no idea what you've been missing, as the Cotton Bowl is always packed to the brim with passion and energy
that you can't find anywhere but the stadium. This is the type of venue and matchup that routinely draws tens of thousands
of fans to the stands, and you'll see loud and clear why this is consistently considered one of the very best college football
games of the year.