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Could OU's Roy Finch, Texas' Fozzy Whittaker be ‘hole cards' in the Red River Rivalry game

RED RIVER EXTRA — Both Oklahoma and Texas could come out Saturday with some tricks up their sleeves. Could OU break out the “ninja” formation? Could Texas target its 6-3, 230-pound tight end D.J. Grant.
BY TRAVIS HANEY, Staff Writer, Published: October 6, 2011

In the poker world, the hole cards are the two cards dealt to each player. They're held facedown. The player doesn't show them until the very end of the hand. They can be the driving forces of a big win – or used as leverage to bluff. Here is a couple of metaphorical hole cards — potential surprises — for Oklahoma and Texas in Saturday's game at the Cotton Bowl.


Ace up sleeve

It's not as if Josh Heupel is going to tip his hand, but this is the kind of game in which you dig deep into the playbook. The diamond or “ninja” formation hasn't been employed since the opener. What else could the Sooners break out that we haven't yet seen? Can Dom “Do It All” Whaley throw passes, too?

Pair of twos

On a 47-yard reception out of the backfield last week, No. 22 Roy Finch illustrated he still has value in this OU offense. With Finch's versatility, why couldn't he have a surprisingly big day, despite a minimal role in the first four ballgames? Surely there's a reason why Finch was the second-leading rusher as a freshman. He's as quick as anyone that'll be on the field, for either side.

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