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Oklahoma QB Dillon Gabriel Ready to ‘Embrace’ the ‘Special’ Atmosphere in the Cotton Bowl

One year after missing his first contest against Texas, Dillon Gabriel is trying to stay grounded and keep things fun ahead of the biggest contest of his career.

NORMAN — Brent Venables’ head coaching debut in the Red River Rivalry went about as poorly as one could imagine.

A reeling Oklahoma team was run out of the Cotton Bowl by Texas, as the Longhorns delivered a Big Tex-sized 49-0 shellacking.

One man, Dillon Gabriel, was left to helplessly watch his teammates on the sideline.

The OU quarterback was still in concussion protocol stemming from a hit he took against TCU, robbing him of his first experience at the Texas State Fair.

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