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Breaking Down the Red River Rivalry

The Red River Rivalry at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas is one of college football's greatest spectacles; an event enriched deep in tradition, the atmosphere surrounding it is truly unique.

The rivalry gets its name from the Red River that resides on the border between Texas and Oklahoma. The game was originally called the Red River Shootout until 2005, the 100th meeting between the schools.

What makes the game so unique is the ticket sales are allocated evenly between the two schools; this creating the infamous divide at the 50 yard line that separates the UT from the OU faithful.

Even the governors participate in a wager that earns the winner the Governor's Cup and revenue that is usually donated for charity.

Apart from all of that the State Fair of Texas is going on at the same time which features everything from live music, to carnival rides, to some good Texas sized eatin'. Fried Oreos anyone?

But enough with the history lesson, I’m here to break down the competitive matchups that will dictate how this game is won on the field.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride :)

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