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Texas vs. OU set for rare afternoon kick off

This will be a pleasant change.

NCAA Football: Texas at Oklahoma Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Want to enjoy a leisurely morning around the State Fair sampling deep fried Froot Loops or a tamale donut?

Texas Longhorns fans will have that unusual opportunity this year at the Cotton Bowl, as the kick off time against the Oklahoma Sooners is set for 2:30 p.m. CT on ABC, instead of the usual morning slot.

The Red River Showdown this season will feature the 112th game between the two rivals as they battle for the Golden Hat. Oklahoma won in 2016 following the 2015 upset by Texas, but the ‘Horns lead the all-time series 61-45-5.