Red River Rivalry

Texas has intrastate rival Texas A&M and Oklahoma has intrastate rival Oklahoma State. But to the fans, there is only one true rivalry game: The Red River Shootout.

Deriving it's name from the Red River that forms part of the border between Texas and Oklahoma, the showdown between the Longhorns and Sooners has become one of college football most bitter and intense rivalry games.

Though the Texas-Oklahoma series officially began in 1900, the matchup truly became iconic in 1929, when it was first played in the city of Dallas, Texas. Dallas is located about halfway between the schools' campuses in Norman, Oklahoma and Austin, Texas.

On game day, which is always scheduled in early October during the Texas State Fair, the stadium is split in half, with Texas fans on one side of the 50-yard-line and Sooners fans on the other.


The winner of the Red River Rivalry takes home not just one, but three different trophies. The oldest is the Golden Hat, a bronzed ten-gallon hat, which is given to the athletic department of the winning school. The Red River Rivalry trophy, first created in 2003, is given to the student government of the winning school. And the Governor’s Trophy is exchanged by the governors of each state.

Rain or shine, it's safe to say there is no stopping this awesome tailgate atmosphere. Find your tickets here!

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October 03, 2016 by CottonSnaps Team
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