There’s nothing like it: Former Sooners reminisce on Red River Showdown

It’s Oklahoma-Texas week, if you hadn’t heard. Yes, the sky came up after Oklahoma’s loss to Iowa State, and now the Sooners turn their attention to the big game in Dallas on Saturday.

In preparation for the Red River Showdown, a few former Oklahoma players took to Twitter to reminisce on some good memories from the Cotton Bowl.

Let’s start with the most vicious hit former Sooners linebacker Eric Striker delivered to then-Longhorns quarterback Case McCoy in 2013.

The Sooners ended up losing that one, but it’s still one of the most bone-rattling hits you’ll see in a college football game.

Moving on to 2014, here’s a game where Oklahoma picked up a W, and in the third quarter, Sugar Bowl folk hero Trevor Knight tossed a touchdown pass to one of the best receivers to ever come through Oklahoma, Sterling Shepard.

Let’s take one more trip down memory lane with this highlight reel from former Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine.

The tailback bulldozed his way through the Texas defense in 2016, helping the Sooners win 45-40 against the Longhorns.

Oklahoma and Texas are set for a rare 3:30 p.m. ET kickoff on ESPN. The Sooners should have plenty of motivation entering this one coming off a loss, but the Red River Showdown typically brings out the best in the two schools, no matter their records.

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