6 things to know about the Longhorns huge matchup with Oklahoma

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By Jake Meltzer/Contributor

We are now just a day away from one of the most highly anticipated weekends of the year for Longhorns and Sooners everywhere.

This matchup could not have come at a better time for either team, as the rivaled Big 12 squads will come into the game with a combined 9-1 record, essentially controlling their own destinies from here on out. While these two teams are certainly the favorites to square off again in the conference championship at the end of the season, the Texas Longhorns know better than anyone that there are no guarantees in football. It's a fight to the finish, and we get to see two of the nation's best teams battle it out on Saturday. 

Will the Longhorns remain hot and take home the Golden Hat for the second consecutive year or will this talented Sooner offense be too much for Texas? Here are six things to look for as we approach arguably the biggest game of the season up to this point. 

1. Battle of the Best

The Red River Shootout will more than likely live up to its name this weekend, as these offenses will be led by two of the best quarterbacks in the country. Hurts has the best QBR in college football with a total rating of 96.6, while Ehlinger ranks 6th with a QBR of 85.1. Hurts and Ehlinger also rank 2nd and 3rd in passing yards in the Big 12, but what makes Hurts so special is his ability to run the ball. Not only is he one of the most efficient passers in the game right now, but Hurts also ranks 3rd in RUSHING yards as well. This Texas defense will certainly be in for a test, but Ehlinger won't make this game a cakewalk for the Sooners either.

2. Return of CJ