High Stakes In Red River Rivalry

Friday, October 5th 2007, 3:51 pm
By: News On 6

DALLAS (AP) -- The stakes are different this year for the annual
Oklahoma-Texas game in Dallas.

While the Cotton Bowl will still be half-orange and half-crimson and Bevo will be on one side and the Sooner Schooner on the other and the State Fair of Texas roars outside, there is a difference this year.

With 10th ranked OU falling to Colorado and Number 19 Texas pounded by Kansas State this is a game for Big 12 survival.

This is the first time since 2000 neither team is ranked seventh or better and the first time since 1999 both teams are coming off a loss.

And the loser falls to 0-2 in the Big 12 and will face a monumental task in trying to get back into the chase for the Big 12 South title.

Kickoff is at 2:30 Saturday afternoon.