The biggest conference game of the year has arrived for No. 3 Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian in the annual Red River Rivalry game against the No. 12 Oklahoma Sooners. Head coach Brent Venables and the Sooners are looking to avenge their 49-0 crushing at the hands of Sark and Texas in Red River last season.
Texas and Oklahoma look like the two top teams in the Big 12 early in conference play heading into Red River this weekend. Red River has extremely high stakes this year as the set of ESPN College GameDay will be in Dallas for Texas-OU on Oct. 7.
The Longhorns and Sooners both boast undefeated 5-0 (2-0 Big 12) records heading into Week 6 in Red River. Texas is coming off a sizable 40-14 win at home at DKR in Austin on Sep. 30 over the No. 24 Kansas Jayhawks to get its fifth win of the season.
Oklahoma had a decisive win in conference play in Week 5, downing the Iowa State Cyclones by a score of 50-20 at home in Norman on Sep. 30.
Here’s a look at the TV/streaming information and game time as No. 3 Texas faces No. 12 Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas at the Texas State Fairgrounds on Oct. 7.
How to watch Texas football vs. Oklahoma
TV/Stream: ABC/ESPN app
Radio/Audio Stream: Longhorn Radio Network
Game time: 11 a.m. CT
Live stats: Sidearm Stats
After the conclusion of ESPN College GameDay on the morning of Oct. 7, Red River will kick off in front of a national television audience on ABC at 11 a.m. CT. According to the Texas Sports website, Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, and Holly Rowe will call the Texas-Oklahoma game on ABC this weekend.
How to watch ESPN College GameDay in Week 6
TV/Stream: ESPN/ESPN app
Start time: 8 a.m. CT
The Longhorns will appear on ESPN College GameDay for the second time this season. The first time ESPN College GameDay had its set at a Longhorns game was in Week 2 for Texas’ win on the road in Tuscaloosa over the No. 3 Alabama Crimson Tide.
It is also the eighth time that ESPN College GameDay is in Dallas for Red River, dating back to 2001.
Texas vs. Oklahoma series history
Texas holds an edge in the all-time series against Oklahoma in Red River with a record of 63-50-1. In last year’s Red River matchup, the Longhorns dominated the Sooners 49-0. Oklahoma was without starting quarterback Dillon Gabriel against Texas last season, though.
Oklahoma has won four of the last five matchups against Texas.