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Oklahoma Coach Brent Venables Says New Players ‘Can’t Allow That Emotion to Hijack You’

The Sooners and Longhorns will have to fight through multiple big momentum swings and emotional surges with poise and focus.

NORMAN — Oklahoma will have more than 50 players suiting up and getting snaps on Saturday against Texas who have never played against the Longhorns.

In a game like this, where momentum surges can hit like a thunderclap out of the blue and the fan bases are never, ever quiet and the other team is almost always really good at football, having a maturity and focus and poise under pressure can help a team withstand waves of emotion — both positive and negative.

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