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Fan fervor in high gear for Texas-OU rematch

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GAINESVILLE, Texas -- The first Red River Shootout of 2018 was nothing short of a classic.

On Saturday -- for the first time in more than 100 years -- Texas and Oklahoma are doing it all over again at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

There's a Big 12 title on the line this time, so the stakes are even higher. And fan fervor has reached a fever pitch.

"They turn my stomach, I'm sorry... I just don't like Texas," Sooners fan Jane Ligon said.

Most of the fans we encountered in Gainesville Friday were Oklahoma partisans fans coming from the Oklahoma City area. But one Longhorns fan was from a place no one would expect -- Lincoln, Nebraska.

"I've been a Texas fan since I was eight years old," said Keaton Hartsook. "It's like the biggest game in a long time, so I'm just hoping we can beat them for the second time."

Texas is seeking its first Big 12 title since 2009; the Sooners want to play for something bigger than a conference championship. A win on Saturday could put the Sooners in the College Football Playoffs.

"They'll be there," said Oklahoma fan Robert Manspeaker. "They're going to win."

While partisans of both teams may not agree on what they hope the final score will be, they do appear to agree that it's a bad idea for officials to penalize Oklahoma players who display a "horns down" hand sign.

You can watch the game Saturday morning on KTEN ABC Texoma. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m.

KTEN Sports Director Dan Lindblad and sports reporter Brendan Agans will be there to bring you all the key plays and color from AT&T Stadium.

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