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October 12, 2012

Texas-Oklahoma Preview Capsule

DALLAS — No. 15 Texas (4-1, 1-1 Big 12) vs. No. 13 Oklahoma (3-1, 1-1) at Dallas, noon (ABC)

Line: Oklahoma by 3.

Series Record: Texas leads 59-42-5.

WHAT'S AT STAKE

What's been a pivotal game in the Big 12 and national championship races recently is practically a survival contest this season. Neither team can afford to take a second conference loss with No. 5 West Virginia and No. 6 Kansas State in the Big 12 lead.

KEY MATCHUP

Texas running backs vs. Oklahoma defense. It's a well-known Red River Rivalry fact that no team has won the game with fewer yards rushing since 1997. The Longhorns are averaging 209.4 yards rushing behind the triumvirate of Malcolm Brown, Joe Bergeron and Johnathan Gray. The Sooners, led by Damien Williams, are averaging 190.5.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Texas: K Anthony Fera. In his season debut after missing time with a groin injury, the Penn State transfer missed a 41-yard field goal that would have forged a tie with about 5 minutes left in last week's loss to West Virginia. The pressure only gets bigger for Longhorns kickers, who are just 4 of 9 on the season with none longer than 40 yards.

Oklahoma: LB Frank Shannon. The backup to starting middle linebacker Tom Wort got significant playing time last week and recorded a career-high six tackles with a sack against Texas Tech.

FACTS & FIGURES

Oklahoma QB Landry Jones can break Steve Davis' school record with a 33rd career win. He is 32-8. Davis was 32-1-1 and won the national title in 1974 and 1975. ... Sooners coach Bob Stoops is 8-5 head-to-head against Texas' Mack Brown, including wins the last two seasons. ... The Sooners had three defensive touchdowns in last year's 55-17 win. ... The game has been played annually at the Cotton Bowl during the State Fair of Texas since 1929, and is sold out for the 67th straight time.

 

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