Sooners, Longhorns trying to stay in Big 12 race

Associated Press  |  Last updated October 08, 2012

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 03: Head coach Bob Stoops of the Oklahoma Sooners looks up to the scoreboard with less than a minute to go in the game against the Miami Hurricanes at Land Shark Stadium on October 3, 2009 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Miami defeated Oklahoma 21-20. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
Bob Stoops and Mack Brown have led their teams into plenty of Red River Rivalry showdowns when it seemed like they were playing for all the marbles. This week, the Oklahoma-Texas game could be just about trying to keep up in the Big 12. The loser of Saturday's game at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas could wind up two games behind No. 5 West Virginia and No. 6 Kansas State in the standings. Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin says the Sooners (3-1, 1-1 Big 12) aren't thinking about being potentially eliminated from Big 12 contention by mid-October. He still thinks they're in the race for the national championship.
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