How to watch Texas football vs. OU: TV, stream, game time

Xavier Worthy, Texas football Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Xavier Worthy, Texas football Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /

The wait is almost over for Texas football to take the field at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas to take on the Oklahoma Sooners in the annual Red River Rivalry game. Texas will take on Oklahoma in Red River on Oct. 8, with each team having something to prove after both squads had some real ups and downs to varying degrees in the last few weeks.

Head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns come into Red River with a record of 3-2 (1-1 Big 12) after notching the first conference win of the season over the weekend. Texas downed head coach Neal Brown and the West Virginia Mountaineers at home at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Oct. 1 by a convincing final score of 38-20.

That was a much-needed bounce-back win for the Longhorns after the tough upset loss on the road in overtime in the Big 12 opener on Sep. 24 against the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma comes into Red River with a record of 3-2 (0-2 Big 12) after two straight losses to start out conference play. Last weekend, Oklahoma had a tumultuous road trip that resulted in a blowout loss to the TCU Horned Frogs in Fort Worth on Oct. 1 by the final score of 55-24.

That was the second consecutive double-digit loss for the Sooners to open up Big 12 play. On Sep. 24, Oklahoma fell short to the Kansas State Wildcats at home in the first Big 12 game of the season for new head coach Brent Venables and his squad.

Here’s a look at the TV/streaming information and game time as Texas gets set to take on Oklahoma in Red River at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Oct. 8.

How to watch Texas football vs. Oklahoma


Live Stream: WatchESPN (if you have it available on your TV package)/FuboTV

Radio/Audio Stream: Longhorn Radio Network

Game time: 11 a.m. CT

Texas and Oklahoma get the usual 11 a.m. CT kickoff time slot for Red River. You can also catch ESPN’s College GameDay, which will be in Lawrence, KS, this weekend for TCU-Kansas before Texas and Oklahoma kickoff in Red River on Oct. 8.

Texas football vs. Oklahoma series history and preview

Texas currently holds the edge over Oklahoma in the all-time series history for Red River with a record of 62-50-5. But Oklahoma currently holds a four-game winning streak over Texas dating back to the 2018 season.

This game will be tough for Oklahoma after the myriad of injuries that team suffered in the loss to TCU last weekend. Oklahoma lost key players in that game such as redshirt junior quarterback Dillon Gabriel, senior running back Eric Gray, redshirt junior running back Marcus Major, sophomore safety Billy Bowman, senior offensive tackle Wanya Morris, etc. against TCU.

Meanwhile, it sounds like the Longhorns are starting to get healthier at some key positions such as quarterback and wide receiver. After getting sidelined in the second half in the loss to Texas Tech, star sophomore wide receiver Xavier Worthy returned for Texas to have a big outing against West Virginia last weekend.

We could also see the return of redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers to the lineup for the first time since he suffered a clavicle sprain in his non-throwing shoulder near the end of the first quarter on Sep. 10 against the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Getting Ewers back could be a huge deal for the Longhorns, especially if he’s already worked through most of the pain he has when going through his throwing motion.

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Texas opened up as a little more than a field-goal favorite in the betting odds over Oklahoma. But the line has moved a good bit in Texas’ favor in the 24 hours or so since that opening line came out.