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Mack Brown Needs Red River Win Vs. No. 12 Sooners

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DALLAS - OCTOBER 17:  Head coach Mack Brown of the Texas Longhorns holds the Red River Rivalry trophy after a win against the Okalhoma Sooners at Cotton Bowl on October 17, 2009 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Mack Brown and the Longhorns last beat Oklahoma in 2009. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — With his support waning with every loss, Texas coach Mack Brown could really use a victory this week.

That’s just not an easy task the second Saturday in October in the Red River Rivalry against Oklahoma.

With so much speculation about whether Brown’s job is in jeopardy, a win by the Longhorns over the 12th-ranked Sooners on Saturday at the State Fair of Texas would certainly settle things down _ at least temporarily.

A fourth straight loss by the Longhorns to Oklahoma, especially another lopsided one like the last two years, would only accelerate a burnt orange panic.

Oklahoma is 9-5 in the series under Bob Stoops, with wins by 38 and 42 points the last two seasons.

For the second year in a row, neither team is ranked in the top 10.

Here’s a look at the last 10 matchups between the Big 12 rivals:

2012     Oklahoma (#13) 63 – Texas (#15) 21
2011    Oklahoma (#3) 55 – Texas (#11) 17
2010    Oklahoma (#8) 28 – Texas (#21) 20
2009     Oklahoma (#20) 13 – Texas (#3) 16
2008     Oklahoma (#1) 35 – Texas (#5) 45
2007     Oklahoma (#10) 28 – Texas (#19) 21
2006     Oklahoma (#14) 10 – Texas (#7) 28
2005     Oklahoma 12 – Texas (#2) 45
2004     Oklahoma (#2) 12 – Texas (#5) 0
2003     Oklahoma (#1) 65 – Texas (#11) 13

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