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.
The game in Arlington will kick off at 11 a.m. Central on ABC, with Texas occupying the north sideline. Tickets are available here.