One of the greatest football matchups is Texas Longhorns vs. vs. Oklahoma Sooners in the annual Red River Showdown, which has been commonly called the Red River Rivalry, The Red River Shootout, and The Red River Classic. The Sooners-Longhorns game dates back to 1900 and has accumulated 110 meetings – one of the oldest rivalries in college football. Texas and OU come together for the highly anticipated game during the second weekend of the State Fair of Texas in October at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas.
The Red River Showdown name was derived from the Red River that lines the border between Texas and Oklahoma. The winner of the Longhorns-Sooners game is awarded the Golden Hat, a gold ten-gallon hat. Over time two more trophies have become a tradition to exchange: The Red River Rivalry trophy that is given to the winning team’s student government and the governors of Texas and Oklahoma exchange the Governors’ trophy as well and place a bet on the OU vs. Texas game.
The demand for Longhorns vs Sooners tickets is so high and tickets sell quickly every season. The Cotton Bowl Stadium hosts one of the loudest CFB games that ensures an exciting experience for OU and Texas teams and their fans. While demand for Oklahoma Sooners vs. Texas Longhorns tickets are always high, TicketCity suppliers have a large inventory of Sooners-Longhorns tickets, including some of the top seats at the lowest prices.
Saturday, October 18, 2016 at Cotton Bowl Stadium (Dallas, TX) Sooners 45, Longhorns 40The 2016 Red River Showdown was an exciting and high scoring game with a total of 11 touchdowns between the Longhorns and Sooners. The combination of Mayfield and Westbrook was not able to be stopped by Texas as Westbrook found the end zone three times and set a record for the Sooners with 232 yards in a single game. Giving up more than 40 points for the fourth time this season the Horns were not able to overtake the Sooners which ended in a final score of 45-40 OU. The average ticket price for the Red River Showdown was $230 putting the Cotton Bowl game in high-demand for fans on both sides of the field.
Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Cotton Bowl Stadium (Dallas, TX) Longhorns 24, Sooners 17During a disappointing season for the Longhorns, Texas came out to surprise in the Red Rivalry Showdown when they took the Golden Hat to UT. This was Charlie Strong’s first win against OU in his second year as Texas' head coach. The Sooners’ defense was no match for the Longhorns’ offense when they were able to rush 313 yards overall. The Longhorns’ defense made a strong impact in the game, as OU’s quarterback Baker Mayfield was sacked six times. The Texas and OU rivalry games have a history of surprising outcomes and upsets, this game proved that and did not disappoint.
Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Cotton Bowl Stadium (Dallas, TX) Sooners 31, Longhorns 26The Oklahoma Sooners returned to the 2014 Red River Rivalry to take back the Golden Hat in a close game against the Longhorns, 31-26. This was a crucial game for Oklahoma to win so they would still hold a position as a contender for the College Football Playoff. The Longhorns ended the game strong gaining 2 touchdowns in the 4th quarter, which closed the gap against the Sooners, but in the end, OU was able to hold off the Texas’ offense for the win.