The Red River Rivalry is the rare rivalry that lives up to the hype year-in and year-out, always giving spectators a perfect balance of competitive football games and the wackiness that can occur in high-stakes affair between bitter enemies.
Folks, we’ve already achieved the latter this afternoon. Watch as the Longhorns make the game-changing play, and upset the inner Chi of the College Football Playoff committee looking at having to actually put Cincinnati in the Final Four.
Entering as a slight three-point underdog, UT looks pretty good so far. The Longhorns started the game with a bang as quarterback Casey Thompson fired off a 75-yard touchdown pass to Xavier Worthy on their first play from scrimmage to give them an early 7-0 lead.
Following an OU three-and-out, it was DeMarvion Overshown who blocked the aforementioned punt, setting up the Longhorns inside the five and allowed for rising Heisman contender Bijan Robinson to punch in a two-yard score.
Could Steve Sarkisian get his first signature win in burnt orange? We shall see. The Horns kicked off as 3.5-point underdogs at DraftKings Sportsbook.