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Venables Vibes: Oklahoma Taking Measured Approach Into Massive Texas Tilt

Despite the magnitude of this year’s Red River Rivalry, Brent Venables is working to keep his Sooners focused on the task at hand to upend Texas on Saturday.

NORMAN — A massive opportunity awaits Oklahoma this weekend.

The No. 12-ranked Sooners enter the Red River Rivalry unbeaten, ready to square off with the No. 3 Texas Longhorns to take early control of the Big 12 race.

Both sides will take the field in the Cotton Bowl with unblemished records for the first time since 2011, attracting ESPN’s College GameDay and the national spotlight.

For Steve Sarkisian’s Longhorns, a win would be the second straight over Brent Venables, solidifying Texas as a national title threat.

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