Gameday Heading To The Cotton Bowl For Texas-Oklahoma

Monday, October 06, 2008


This trip is the one that we all predicted would happen. With both the Longhorns and Sooners undefeated, and with the game being on ABC, ESPN will take it's Gameday crew from Nashville, TN to Dallas this Saturday. Via the Oxford Press....

The Longhorns took care of Colorado 38-14 and Oklahoma took care of Baylor 49-17 on Saturday, and seconds after each victory, the respective fan bases had moved on.

That's because No. 1 and undefeated Oklahoma (5-0, 1-0 Big 12) and No. 5 and undefeated Texas (5-0, 1-0) are meeting in Dallas on Saturday for the 103rd Red River Rivalry. This one promises to be one of the biggest Oklahoma-Texas showdowns ever, and not just because there will be 92,100 fans packed into the Cotton Bowl, almost twice the 46,200 the stadium seated when it first opened:

It's the first time since 2004 that both teams enter the game ranked in the top five.

That's exactly why ESPN's "College GameDay" will be camped outside the Cotton Bowl.
I don't know what it was about last week, but none of the games on the schedule were really that appealing. This week as a whole isn't better, but with TEX-OK, OKST-MIZZOU and LSU-FLA, at least we have three top tier matchups throughout the day. The Red River Rivalry should be a good one this year, and it kicks off right at noon this Saturday.

Magic is back in Texas-Oklahoma matchup (Oxford Press)

11 Comments:

Nice, they will actually get off the SEC's nuts, for once.

Ted said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:36:00 AM  

ted, where did you want them to go?

GMoney said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:47:00 AM  

They'll probably stay in the Big XII if Texas wins since they play Missouri next week.

I don't see ESPN leaving the Big XII or the SEC unless Penn State is undefeated when they play Ohio State or if BYU & Utah make it to their rivalry game undefeated.

Sean O said...
Oct 6, 2008, 10:57:00 AM  

I really don;t care where they go, as long as it's not 8+ straight weeks of SEC games. I understand they are the best conference and most intriguing, but I like to see variety. As for this week's choice, it was pretty obvious, it was always going to be the Red River Shootout.

Ted said...
Oct 6, 2008, 11:05:00 AM  

It may not seem like much, but I will be also watching Penn State-Wisconsin, Michigan State-Northwestern and Notre Dame North Carolina. There is a bit more heft to this week, I think. Plus, its fun to get a chance to see teams like North Carolina, Northwestern and Oklahoma State on the national stage get a shot.

William said...
Oct 6, 2008, 11:15:00 AM  

KTCK's Dan McDowell needs to be at Fair Park Saturday to lead a cheer for Lee Corso. Merkin! Merkin! Corso wears a Merkin!

Anonymous said...
Oct 6, 2008, 11:17:00 AM  

I imagine they will visit one of the smaller schools like Boise State, BYU, or Utah this season as well. Plus they don't always visit the best game of the day, so their could be weeks where they decide to visit an ACC, Big Ten, or PAC 10 school that happens to host a very good game.

Anonymous said...
Oct 6, 2008, 11:26:00 AM  

when did Oklahoma and Texas join the SEC? what am i missing here?

Anonymous said...
Oct 6, 2008, 3:00:00 PM  

FYI, Bob Stoops hates puppies and Jesus

Brian said...
Oct 6, 2008, 3:44:00 PM  

"I don't know what it was about last week, but none of the games on the schedule were really that appealing. This week as a whole isn't better, but with TEX-OK, OKST-MIZZOU and LSU-FLA, at least we have three top tier matchups throughout the day."

Your comments are very condisending. Those games plus Penn State-Wisconsin, UNC-ND, etc. makes this weekend's games intreging and are beter than last weeks schedule. I just don't understand that comment.

Anonymous said...
Oct 6, 2008, 6:32:00 PM  

The downside to this news:

Musberger / Herbstreit are probably calling this game if Gameday is there.

jg said...
Oct 6, 2008, 9:57:00 PM  

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