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No. 7 Oklahoma opens as 7.5-point favorites over No. 19 Texas

The Horns will look to pull off an upset in the Cotton Bowl for the first time since 2015.

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With ESPN’s College Gameday on site at the Cotton Bowl, the No. 19-ranked Texas Longhorns will attempt to pull off an upset over the No. 7-ranked Oklahoma Sooners, who opened as 7.5-point favorites over the Longhorns on Sunday.

The series, now called the Red River Shown, began in 1900 and features a winning record of 61-46-5 for the Longhorns. However, the Sooners have won six of the last eight games at the State Fair, including a 55-17 blowout in 2011 and a 63-21 demolition in 2012 that effectively heralded the end of the Mack Brown era.

The last two games were decided by 10 points total in favor of Oklahoma, with the last win coming in 2015 when Texas pulled out a 24-17 upset of the No. 10-ranked Sooners.