AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s finally here.
The Red River Rivalry kicks off from the Cotton Bowl at 11 a.m., and with both Texas and Oklahoma sporting 5-0 records in their last year in the Big 12 Conference, this one just means more.
Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian said Thursday that tight end Ja’Tavion Sanders will be available to play against the Sooners while defensive back Ryan Watts will be a game time decision. Both were injured in last week’s 40-14 win over Kansas. Sarkisian said he’ll use his typical rotation of players in the secondary even if Watts can’t play.
Defensive lineman Kristopher Ross and offensive lineman Cole Hutson are both still out for Texas.
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Oklahoma will miss defensive back Justin Harrington who’s out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL. Tight end Kaden Helms is also out and backup quarterback Davis Beville has a knee injury.
This is the 119th meeting between the Longhorns and the Sooners with Texas holding a 63-50-5 advantage in the all-time series.
The game will air on ABC, but we will have live updates and commentary during the game in this post. Check back closer to game time for those.