OU Texas Tickets
OU Texas Tickets
September 16, 2014
OU Texas tickets are out to the season ticket holders now and the ticket frenzy has started in Norman. The demand for OU Texas tickets is the highest it has been in several years on the OU side of the stadium. The Texas Longhorns side of the stadium is a little sluggish right now due to their two losses. Texas has had some of the lowest attendance in Austin since they added onto the seating capacity of their stadium. The OU Sooners however, are selling out home games as usual in Norman. If you missed the game last week, OU had the stadium striped crimson and creme. The University of Oklahoma did a great job showing off the school spirit for the nationally televised game. OU has some tough games before the Red River Rivalry game but the Texas Longhorns may come into it with their worst record in a long time. OU fans seem to smell blood in the water and want revenge after last years dominating performance by the Longhorns. Last year the OU Sooners were expected to dominate but Texas had other plans. They exposed many of the weaknesses on the OU defense. This year OU's defense is looking to be one of the best ever under Coach Bob Stoops. If they can stay healthy they should be able to man handle this struggling Longorns offense. If the Longhorns start playing great football we'll see both sides up for this game and the OU Texas ticket prices reflecting the excitement. The key factor in this year's OU Texas ticket price will be the OU football record. If the Sooners stumble just one game we'll see a market similar to that of the last three years. So here is our early preview of the OU vs Texas game.
It's still weird to hear it called the "Red River Showdown" and that isn't going to be the only thing that's different about this year.
The 2014 edition of the Texas and Oklahoma game is going to miss out on a Mack Brown versus Bob Stoops for the first time since 1999. OU will be looking to take revenge on Texas after being beat down in last years meeting 36-20 and it was much worse than that.
So what should the fans be looking for? This offseason has been exceptionally busy for the Sooners and a lot of college football analysts have been assessing the offense. The Sooners return plenty of starters, including Trevor Knight who we all watched have a great game in the Sugar Bowl against an Alabama team that may or may not have been trying. But while some focus on the offense I prefer to dive deeper into the defense, particularly the growth of the secondary and Eric Strikers presence in the middle.
The Dallas Morning News wrote a piece on redshirt Sophomore Zack Sanchez. The piece covers how Sanchez came to be the starter and after a full year under the belt has basically become a leader on a defense that some are predicting to be one of the best in the country. I'd agree that after watching Sanchez grow over the year and if Striker can continue to be the dominant force like he was then this team really will be scary, no matter who is playing under center.
Not Keeping Austin the Same
It has been very well documented how much has changed in Austin this summer since Charlie Strong has taken the helm. Regardless of the multiple suspensions and releases Strong has made, the media still picks them to be one of the top contenders in the Big12. It may have been awhile since it happened, but the last time a new coach in the Big12 did something like this was Mike Gundy at OSU. Strong is at the better institution overall and recruiting won't have to be built up as it had to be in Stillwater, but I find it hard to believe that things in Austin will be any better than last year, especially with all the changes.
This edition of the Red River Showdown should still be interesting however, as most rivalries are. But David Ash is not the guy that I personally would like to go into battle with when facing this defense that has so much potential. Sooners win this matchup easily by at least two touchdowns and improve their record against Texas to 44-60-5 all time and 9-6 under Stoops.