'Pig Skinny': Oklahoma vs. Texas
By Taylor Holland, 11:30AM, Tue. Oct. 3, 2006
The Red River Shootout is this weekend, and as the Longhorns and Sooners players prepare for a dogfight, fans continue the relatively pointless argument regarding who has the better program. Unfortunately for Texas, numbers don’t lie. The Horns lead the all-time series of 100 games 56-39-5 (though since the end of World War II, the series is virtually even, with UT ahead 29-28-3), and are the defending national champions. Otherwise, UT has little to hang their 10-gallon hat on:
|National Award Winners||33||17|
|Bowl Record||24-14-1 (.628)||22-21-2 (.511)|
|Weeks No. 1 by AP||95 (No. 1)||42 (No. 8)|
|Weeks Top 5 by AP||342 (No. 1)||248 (No. 7)|
Maybe Texas Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds should consider losing the edible mascot. Or maybe it’s that the stadium is named after OU graduate Darrell K. Royal. Either way, it looks like the Longhorns have a lot of work to do before they can measure up to the Sooners’ historic success.
Pig Skinny thinks this year’s 101st installment could be a real barn-burner. Look for a low-scoring first half with lots of punting, and points being scored off of turnovers and good field position. In the second half, both teams will start to air it out, with Texas’ one-dimensional offense and shaky secondary being their undoing. Look for Adrian Peterson to really go off in this game, almost certainly his last against UT, and we’ve let AD make the game prediction for us this year (see photo above).