The Texas Longhorns are slated to take on the Oklahoma Sooners in the Red River Rivalry on Saturday at the Cotton Bowl. Both teams enter the game 5-and-0. The Longhorns snapped a four-game losing skid to the Sooners with a dominant 49-0 win last season.
"I talked to the team about this. What an honor it is to be a part of this game and be part of this rivalry," said head coach Steve Sarkisian. "119th time Texas and Oklahoma have played in the Red River Rivalry. A lot of great players, a lot of great teams, a a lot of great coaches and we don't take that lightly. We are definitely grateful and thankful that we get to be a part of this game."
"Our team really had a nice week of practice. I thought their preparation, their attention to detail and their focus was as good as I have been around them now in three years, and I think that's what it is going to take," said Sarkisian. "We understand this is an emotional game, but the best way to perform on Saturday is to execute at a really high level with a real sense of physicality and I think our guys are prepared to do that."
Kick off is at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.