Texas Football: ESPN College Gameday going to Dallas for Red River

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The Red River Rivalry game will be a matchup between two undefeated teams in No. 3 Texas football and the No. 14 Oklahoma Sooners. Presumably, Texas and Oklahoma will be ranked in the top 15 in the post-Week 5 AP Poll after both teams took care of business against their Big 12 foes in convincing fashion on Sep. 30.

Next weekend, the big-time matchup between the Longhorns and Sooners for Red River in Dallas will be the site of ESPN College GameDay for Week 6. ESPN College GameDay announced on the night of Sep. 30 that the set will be in Dallas for the Texas-Oklahoma game at the Cotton Bowl at the Texas State Fairgrounds.

ESPN College GameDay will be in Dallas for Red River between Texas football and OU

This is the second time this season that the Longhorns were one of the teams playing in a game at the site of ESPN College GameDay’s set. The first was the Week 2 matchup in Tuscaloosa, resulting in a win for the Longhorns over the No. 3 Alabama Crimson Tide.

The last time ESPN College GameDay was in Dallas for Red River was in 2021. It is also the seventh time since the 2001 season that ESPN College GameDay will have their set in Dallas for Red River.


Texas is 3-4 in the seven matchups in Red River, where ESPN College GameDay was in Dallas for the festivities at the Texas State Fairgrounds.

Red River will be an undefeated matchup between Texas and Oklahoma

Texas and Oklahoma both come into Red River with undefeated 5-0 (2-0 Big 12) records on the season. The Longhorns are coming off a sizable 40-14 win at home on Sep. 30 over the No. 24 Kansas Jayhawks.

Oklahoma had a 57-20 beatdown of the Iowa State Cyclones at home in Norman on Sep. 30.

Texas and Oklahoma will kick off the Red River Rivalry game on Oct. 7 at the Cotton Bowl at 11 a.m. CT.

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