Here’s hoping that Saturday’s Texas-OU game at the Cotton Bowl is better than last year’s yawny 16-13 Longhorns’ victory. The memorable 45-35 game in 2008 was a little more like it.
Still, with pedestrian quarterbacks Garrett Gilbert and Landry Jones and what I think are two mediocre defenses, I’d be shocked if we get an instant classic.
Betcha $1 the game doesn’t crack the list of the best:
5. THE FLYING SOONER 2001: OU 14, UT 3. In perhaps the greatest defensive play in series history, Sooners safety Roy Williams turned Texas quarterback Chris Simms into his personal Midway ride to secure OU’s victory.
4. EYE SPY 1976: UT 6, OU 6. The infamous spy game was boring on the field, but deliciously bitter off it. Two days before, Texas coach Darrell Royal accused Sooners’ coach Barry Switzer of spying on Longhorn practices. Oklahoma scored a touchdown in the final minute, but botched the snap on the extra point.
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