Oklahoma Sooners at Texas Longhorns Preview

By Hugo Guzman  |   Friday, October 07, 2005  |  Comments( 0 )

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Is this the year that the Texas Longhorns finally overcome the annual meltdown against the Oklahoma Sooners? We'll find out this Saturday. Kickoff is set for 1 PM EST at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas Texas.

Everything seems to be in place for the Texas Longhorns. Their quarterback, Vince Young, seems untouchable and is a front runner for the Heisman Trophy. Meanwhile, the Oklahoma Sooners main offensive weapon, RB Adrian Peterson, is banged up and may not even be able to go on Saturday. In addition, the Longhorns have cruised against inferior opposition and survived and extremely tough road test against the 5th ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. On the flipside, Oklahoma has stumbled out of the gate suffering losses against UCLA and TCU.

A lot of folks believe that the win-loss records should be thrown out when these two teams meet, mainly because Bob Stoops' Sooners have some sort of psychological edge over Mack Brown's Texas squad. Those people obviously haven't seen these two teams play much this year. Oklahoma has been in Texas' head over the past few seasons, but they are simply too banged up and overmatched to compete on Saturday.

Look for Vince Young to run and throw all over the Sooners defense. In addition, the RB duo of Selvin Young and Jamaal Charles should also have a big day. If Adrian Peterson is limited or can't go, QB Rhett Bomar will have a very rough day at the office against a defense that has given up less than 15 points per game and has yet to allow a 200-yard passer.

We could have a blowout on our hands in the Cotton Bowl this Saturday. The Longhorns are likely aching to give the Oklahoma Sooners a Texas sized dose of revenge for the beatings they have taken in years past.
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