When Oklahoma plays Texas in the Cotton Bowl next week, it is expected to be the featured game of the afternoon.
According to FOX 25 Oklahoma City’s Curtis Fitzpatrick, the Red River Rivalry is expected to kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT in Dallas. It is not clear what network will broadcast the game yet.
Hearing the OU-Texas kickoff time on October 14th will be 2:30 pm.
— Curtis Fitzpatrick (@cfitzfox) October 2, 2017
If true, that kickoff time will likely be a welcome change for fans of both teams. Last year’s game kicked off at 11 a.m. CT, drawing plenty of complaints from both sides.
That mid-afternoon slot often goes to the highest-profile Big 12 game of the week. This week, that time slot was given to West Virginia at TCU.
The Sooners are 5-2 in their last seven games against the Longhorns. Oklahoma won last year’s matchup 45-40.
Oklahoma still has this week to worry about first. The Sooners host Iowa State on Saturday at 11 a.m. CT on FOX. Texas will host Kansas State at 6 p.m. CT on FS1.
This story will be updated.
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