Pregame buzz prior to Texas-Oklahoma facing off in the Red River Showdown

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There’s a heightened sense of excitement in the air for this one.

This will be the 117th time that Texas and Oklahoma have faced off against each other. The Longhorns lead the overall series 62-49-5, but the Sooners have won four of the last five meetings at the Cotton Bowl.

The hatred between the two programs is enough to fire up the crowd and provide a unique environment. When you add in the fact that College GameDay is in town, both opponents are ranked, and it’s the first time that offensive gurus Steve Sarkisian and Lincoln Riley will face each other, it becomes a must-watch game.

Oklahoma is favored by 3.5 over Texas courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook. The Longhorns are getting hot at the right time, while the Sooners have held on to a perfect record despite their recent struggles on offense.

If you’re not hyped up enough already, take a look at the pregame buzz from players, coaches, alumni and fans prior to kickoff.