"It's fun to have the game back to where everyone in the nation is looking at these two teams," the UT head coach said. "The luster was lost and it's back now. Nobody can say anything bad about these two teams this week. They both play with a lot of heart and they're both well-coached."
"I don't think we could beat anybody on the rest of the schedule," Brown said, who continued to congratulate the Cowboys for their effort.
Despite lofty rankings and unblemished slates, neither Texas nor OU are entering the game with a whole heckuva lot of momentum. In addition to Texas' squeeze play against the ‘Pokes, Oklahoma trailed at Missouri Saturday night, 24-23, until it scored a touchdown on fake field goal with 6:33 remaining to tame the upstart Tigers. Still, the renowned ramp leading into the Cotton Bowl is now the stuff of Red River War lore, and will provide all the intensity and jitters both squads will need.