As important as the rivalry is (and, I hate to tell Ags, was probably the more important of the two), its also a marker that tells us how our team is really playing this year. Every year this game seems to be a tipping point for the fortunes of the Longhorns - displaying exactly how well we might do against the conference play in the Big 12 and more or less setting bowl expectations. OU is always a worthy opponent, and in neutral territory, they don't want to take the slow, painful bus ride home, either.
|more or less the story of the game|
Flat out, OU outplayed UT in every conceivable way for about 58 of the 60 minutes of the game. We couldn't even get the extra point after a fluke touchdown.