Texas Football: 3 bold predictions vs. Oklahoma in Week 6

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Texas football looks to bounce back from their loss to TCU last week as they prepare for the Red River Showdown against the Oklahoma Sooners.

Both teams are coming off tough losses that impacted their road to the playoffs. The difference is Texas has a chance to turn it all around while Oklahoma’s hopes for a Big 12 and playoff appearance could be on its last breath.

What was supposed to be an important win in the Big 12 season became a loss for Texas. The Longhorns could not finish off TCU as the Horned Frogs came out of Austin with a 33-31 upset win. Despite the loss, Texas still sits at a 2-1 record.

Oklahoma faced a situation they haven’t faced since 1999: losing back-to-back regular-season games. Iowa State put themselves back in the driver’s seat of the Big 12 after they came out with a 37-30 upset win over Oklahoma at home. For the Sooners, their record drops under .500 to put them at 1-2.

It was apparent from the beginning of the TCU game that Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger was struggling to complete less than 50 percent of his passes. Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler had his share of struggles throwing another critical interception at the end of the game for the second straight time.

For Texas, it could be the game that gives them the confidence to finish on top of the Big 12. As for Oklahoma, this game will save their season from being a complete disaster and starting 1-3 on the young season.