The Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns are preparing for the latest installment in their historic rivalry.
Texas leads the all-time series with 62 wins, though Oklahoma has won three in a row, including a 53-45 victory last season in Dallas.
Both teams are ranked in the AP Top 25 poll coming into this game, making it all that more important with playoff implications on the line. The Sooners come into this year’s Red River Showdown ranked sixth in the country. The Longhorns are No. 21.
But enough sports talk, let's talk about the weather.
This Red River Showdown on Saturday could be the warmest game day on record with high temperatures expected to be in the mid-90s. However, at game-time (12 p.m. ET/11 a.m. CT), it's forecast to be 83 degrees with a nice refreshing breeze around 11 mph.
And with help from our friends at SportsWeather.com, we have the ability to make a prediction on this game based solely on those weather conditions. SportsWeather allows us to see how teams have historically performed in certain weather conditions with their metrics system that compiles historical game-time weather data.
All the data collected for this game goes back three years.
The Analysis and Pick
When it's forecast to feel like 83 degrees at the start of a game, the Longhorns are undefeated at 4-0, while the Sooners are 3-2. When winds are at 11 mph, Oklahoma has only dropped one game, going 13-1, and Texas stands at 7-2. And when there's a 0% chance of precipitation, like there is on Saturday, Oklahoma is an impressive 31-4, while Texas is not too shabby themselves, coming in at 19-9.
PICK: SportsWeather.com gives the edge to the Sooners in the 117th installment of the Red River Rivalry.
Texas and Oklahoma will play Saturday in the Cotton Bowl at the Texas State Fair in Dallas.