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Oklahoma Football Hot Links: Red River Shootout Edition

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A pair of top ten upsets Friday night might have OU back in the CFB Playoff picture

NCAA Football: Texas at Oklahoma Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

It’s finally Red River game day at the Cotton Bowl, Sooner fans! The Oklahoma Sooners will clash against the Texas Longhorns in arguably the greatest rivalry in college football. Toss the records out for this one because anything can happen. Check out the weekly Scene Setter as Toby Rowland preps you for the big Showdown:

And before you bunker down and watch how it all plays out, catch yourself up on what else has been happening in today’s edition of the Hot Links. We’ve already seen two top ten teams get upset this week. Also, what should you call the OU-Texas rivalry? And have you really lived if you haven’t had a bacon wrapped churro? Find out in the links!

OU Links:

  • Ladies and gentleman, this is where the Sooner Magic happens.

National Links:

  • If you’re the suspicious type, you might buy into the bad luck of Friday the 13th. Well, last night was more than unlucky for two top ten teams, as 2nd ranked Clemson fell to Syracuse and 8th ranked Washington State was dominated by Cal. The playoff picture couldn’t be more muddy right now, and after last week, that’s just fine in Norman.
  • Syracuse Head Coach Dino Babers is starting to become known for his passionate post-game speeches, and after defeating the Clemson Tigers last night, he delivered yet another great one:

‘Stick to Sports!’:

  • So Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that virtual reality will be used within the popular social media platform. On a related note, I recently watched the movie Gamer, and I just had some dark visions of the future after reading about VR on Facebook. I don’t know, maybe I’m just a crotchety get-off-my-lawn type in a young person’s body, but this just seems dangerous.

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