Texas vs. Oklahoma live score, updates, highlights from 2021 Red River Rivalry game



In a week full of incredible matchups, none can capture the attention of college football fans quite like the Red River Showdown between No. 21 Texas and No. 6 Oklahoma.

This game has as many storylines as the State Fair of Texas has food vendors. Not least of those is that the loser of Saturday’s game could be on the outside looking in at the College Football Playoff. Texas (4-1) would have its second loss of the season, a seemingly insurmountable obstacle for several otherwise-qualified teams to overcome through the playoff era. The same could be said of Oklahoma which, despite its perfect 5-0 record, has not looked like a top-five team all season.

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It also marks the first time first-year Texas coach Steve Sarkisian will take on Oklahoma. If he manages a Red River win in his year there, he would become the first coach to achieve the feat for the Longhorns since Mack Brown led Texas to a 34-3 win over the Sooners in 1998. (Lincoln Riley did the same in his 2017 debut, beating first-year coach Tom Herman). Sarkisian’s team has looked far from unbeatable, but neither has Oklahoma. And crazy things tend to happen in rivalry games.

Also, expect plenty of talk about these teams’ defection from the Big 12 to the SEC. They are officially tabbed to join their new conference in 2025, but it’s possible their emigration could be expedited as soon as the 2022 season. Could this be the last Big 12-themed Red River Showdown in history?

Sporting News is tracking scoring updates and highlights between No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 21 Texas. Follow along live for all you need to know on the Red River Showdown:

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Texas vs. Oklahoma score

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Texas 14
Oklahoma 0

Texas vs. Oklahoma updates, highlights

All times Eastern

First quarter: Texas 14, Oklahoma 0

12:14 p.m.: Bijan Robinson runs it in from 2 yards out to give Texas a 14-0 lead with 13:07 left in the first.

12:12 p.m.: BLOCKED PUNT, TEXAS. Things go from bad to worse for Oklahoma after Michael Turk’s punt was blocked by Overshown. The Longhorns recover at the 3-yard line, setting them up for another huge touchdown early in the first.

12:10 p.m.: Oof, nothing doing for Oklahoma on its first drive — Spencer Rattler was sacked by Texas linebacker DeMarvion Overshown on third-and-7, bringing up fourth-and-16. Sooners will punt.

12:08 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, TEXAS. Well, that took no time at all. Casey Thompson completed a short pass to Xavier Worthy, who did the rest for a 75-yard score. That makes it 7-0 Texas with 14:46 left in the first quarter.

Texas vs. Oklahoma start time

  • Date: Saturday, Oct. 9
  • Kickoff: Noon ET

Texas vs. Oklahoma will kick off at noon ET from the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.

How to watch Texas vs. Oklahoma

  • TV channel:ABC
  • Live stream: ESPN app, fuboTV

This Red River Showdown will air nationally on ABC.

Texas schedule 2021

Opponent Date Outcome
at No. 23 Louisiana Sept. 4 Texas 38, Louisiana 18
at Arkansas Sept. 11 Arkansas 40, Texas 21
vs. Rice Sept. 18 Texas 58, Rice 0
vs. Texas Tech Sept. 25 Texas 70, Texas Tech 35
at TCU Oct. 2 Texas 32, TCU 27
vs. No. 6 Oklahoma (Dallas) Oct. 9 TBD
vs. No. 12 Oklahoma State Oct. 16 TBD
Bye Oct. 23 N/A
at Baylor Oct. 30 N/A
at Iowa State Nov. 6 TBD
vs. Kansas Nov. 13 TBD
at West Virginia Nov. 20 TBD
vs. Kansas State Nov. 27 TBD

Oklahoma schedule 2021

Opponent Date Outcome
at Tulane (Norman, Okla.) Sept. 4 Oklahoma 40, Tulane 35
vs. Western Carolina Sept. 11 Oklahoma 76, Western Carolina 0
vs. Nebraska Sept. 18 Oklahoma 23, Nebraska 17
vs. West Virginia Sept. 25 Oklahoma 16, West Virginia 13
at Kansas State Oct. 2 Oklahoma 37, Kansas State 31
vs. No. 21 Texas (Dallas) Oct. 9 TBD
vs. TCU Oct. 16 TBD
at Kansas Oct. 23 TBD
vs. Texas Tech Oct. 30 TBD
Bye Nov. 6 N/A
at Baylor Nov. 13 TBD
vs. Iowa State Nov. 20 TBD
at No. 12 Oklahoma State Nov. 27 TBD


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