Barry Switzer and Bud Wilkinson each beat Texas nine times as OU head coaches. Bob Stoops can trump them Saturday.
Stoops is 9-5 against the Longhorns and with a victory will set the Sooner record for most wins by a coach in the series. Switzer was 9-5-2 against Texas; Wilkinson was 9-8.
Only Southwest Conference legends Jess Nealy and Matty Bell have beaten the 'Horns more. Nealy went 11-16 against Texas as the Rice coach from 1940-66. Bell went 11-7-2 as the coach at TCU (0-2-1) in 1923-28, Texas A&M (2-2-1) 1929-33 and SMU 1935-41 and 1945-49 (9-3).
TURNOVERS A BIG FACTOR IN OU-TEXAS
Turnovers have been a huge part of the Sooners' recent domination in this series.
In the past three games, which Oklahoma won by a combined 146-58, the Sooners have a plus-8 turnover margin against the Longhorns.
“Coach Stoops always preaches that turnover margin is a huge battle,” cornerback Aaron Colvin said. “We've done a great job of getting turnovers and limiting turnovers as a team. It's definitely paid off and it's been a vital part in this OU-Texas series.”
On the other side, the Sooners have just one turnover in the past three games while forcing four.
The Sooners would've gone three consecutive games without a turnover for just the second time since 1970 if it wasn't for TCU's recovered onside kick in the third quarter Saturday.