Bob Stoops era defined by success against Texas

Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops era has been defined — in many ways — by his success against Red River rival Texas.

Stoops’ only national championship was sparked with a 63-14 beatdown in the Cotton Bowl on Oct. 7, 2000 that propelled OU to wins over top-10 foes Kansas State and Nebraska, and then the top of the polls.

He’s poached top talent out of Texas in recruiting, and can become the first OU coach to beat the Longhorns 10 times Saturday morning, when the archrivals meet again in the 109th Red River Showdown.

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