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How the Ground Game Will Shape This Year’s Battle Between Oklahoma and Texas

Winning the rushing battle has always been pivotal in the Red River Rivalry, and Saturday’s top 12 matchup between the Sooners and the Longhorns will be no different.

NORMAN — The Red River Rivalry is here, cliches in tow.

Throw out the records.

Momentum will swing.

The tunnel. The black curtain. The Schooner. Bevo at the State Fair. It’s all here.

The yearly battle between Oklahoma and Texas is always a hard-hitting affair, and Saturday’s contest between the No. 12 Sooners (5-0) and the No. 3 Longhorns (5-0) will be no different.

Every year, both coaches stress the importance of winning in the trenches and the need to establish the run.

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