For the first time since 1903 — and the third time ever — the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners will play for a second time in a single season, once again roughly equidistant between Austin and Norman.
The game will mark the first time the Horns and Sooners have played outside of Dallas since 1923 in a series that began in 1900.
A Texas win over Kansas in Lawrence early on Friday clinched the first appearance in the Big 12 Championship game since 2009 for the Longhorns. Late Friday evening, Oklahoma pulled out a 59-56 thriller in Morgantown.
As a result, both teams will head to Arlington on December 1 for a Cotton Bowl rematch at AT&T Stadium.
Texas won the Red River Showdown this season, 48-45, thanks to a late field goal by freshman kicker Cameron Dicker, but slowing down the high-powered Oklahoma offense led by Heisman candidate Kyler Murray will be no easy task.
Scoring on the Sooners defense? Well, that’s a little bit easier, as senior defensive end Breckyn Hager noted last weekend.