OU fans should expect to see tighter security at the Cotton Bowl on Saturday

Thursday, October 4th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

On Saturday the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns hook up in the 96th edition of the Red River Rivalry. And while fans can expect a great game, they'll also see a lot more security.

No coolers, backpacks, fanny packs, large purses, or umbrellas will be allowed inside the Cotton Bowl. And just entering the Texas State Fairgrounds, fans and their belongings will have to make it through metal detectors. Extra police will be also be on hand, but fans we talked to don't seem to mind the extra security and scrutiny.

If you plan to head south for the game, the best advice is get there early.