Shootout showdown: Peterson vs. Benson

ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit tells us what to look for in the weekend's best games, including Oklahoma and Texas' Red River Shootout.

Originally Published: October 8, 2004
By Kirk Herbstreit | Special to ESPN.com

First and foremost, No. 5 Texas must get over the mental block it seems to have against No. 2 Oklahoma when the teams meet Saturday in the Red River Shootout (noon ET, ABC). It seems every year that the Longhorns are guilty of coaching and playing not to lose, rather than playing and coaching to win. The Sooners, on the other hand, always seem to come into the game very loose and carefree, playing aggressive football. It will be up to Texas to match that intensity and give itself a better chance.


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