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Sooners' impressive rout initiates Oklahoma-Texas debate

Originally Published: November 22, 2008
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

NORMAN, Okla. -- Order was simultaneously restored and destroyed here Saturday night.

Standard protocol in the Big 12 is this: Oklahoma owns teams like Texas Tech when they come to Owen Field. The challenge to that tradition was established when the undefeated, nouveau riche Red Raiders came to town ranked higher (second) than the once-beaten, old-money home team (fifth). The challenge was eliminated in an old-school, name-the-score massacre of a Red Raiders team that reverted to classic ...

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