It's time for Elmer Fudd to say "Red River Rivalry"
How Texas will win
The Longhorns have to get the ball moving on the ground early. If Bergeron sees plenty of carries and averages more than five yards per rush, Texas will move the ball well. If they can use that success to set up the pass, Ash will have a decent time spreading the ball, too.
If Ash can stay as consistent and accurate as he has been to this point, he will find holes in the Sooner defense. Note the "if," though. That will be much easier said than done against that secondary. The windows he does find, if he finds them, will be very tight.
Defensively, Texas will need to get constant pressure on Jones and force him to hurry. On the ground, they need to look for the strip. Put the ball on the ground. If they can do that more than once, the Longhorns have a chance.
How Oklahoma will win
For the Sooners, finding open holes in the Texas secondary is key. They need big blocking up front and a solid pocket to give Jones the time he needs. Disciplined route-running and accurate passing will set the tone for the Oklahoma offense.
The running backs will need to hang onto the ball. A high turnover game will favor Texas in this contest and cripple the Sooners. Possession and field position will be the bread and butter for Oklahoma.
When Texas has the ball, the Sooners will want to focus on the run. If they can force Texas into passing situations, it works in favor of Oklahoma. A shootout-type of game is exactly what the Sooners want. If the scoring gets high, look for Oklahoma to be on top.