Oklahoma isn’t getting much love from one expert ahead of the Red River Rivalry game at the State Fair of Texas.
CBS Sports writer Jerry Palm predicted Texas to pull off the upset against the No. 12 Sooners in Dallas in Week 7 — handing Oklahoma its first blow of back-to-back defeats in the regular season since 1999.
Palm wrote that Iowa State not only upset the Sooners in Week 6, but “may have exposed them,” citing the defensive woes as a serious concern for the game against the Longhorns. The Sooners allowed 38 points and a whopping 513 yards of offense to a Cyclones squad that only won a combined 8 games from 2014-2016.
Palm added that a Texas upset in the Red River Rivalry wouldn’t even be the biggest of such in the past few years. Oklahoma fell to a Texas team that began the season unranked in 2015, 24-17. That was just one week after the Longhorns lost 50-7 to TCU — their worst defeat of the season.
Oklahoma is a 7 1/2-point favorite over the Longhorns headed into the showdown at the Cotton Bowl.
Kickoff for the Red River Rivalry game is set for 2:30 p.m. CT. The game will be televised on ESPN.
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