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Tom Herman addresses the media before the Red River Showdown

For the first time since 2012, both teams are ranked heading into the rivalry weekend.

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TCU v Texas Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images

It may not have been pretty, but a win is a win, and the Texas Longhorns managed to beat the Kansas State Wildcats on the road for the first time in 16 years. They’re rewarded now by taking on the No. 7 Oklahoma Sooners and their high-octane offense.

The Sooners are helmed by Heisman Trophy candidate Kyler Murray, who is yet another talented dual-threat quarterback wearing Crimson. Murray sits No. 2 in the country in passing efficiency, and No. 5 in the country in total offense.

Texas will have to find a way to slow down that potent offense, if it wants to reverse its recent fortunes in the rivalry. Even though the Longhorns lead the series 61-46-5, Oklahoma has won six of the last 10 meetings between the two teams.

Texas head coach Tom Herman addresses the media Monday during his weekly press conference at noon Central on Longhorn Network and 104.9 The Horn, as well as online at