Way-too-early RRR predictions 

July, 13, 2012
October 13 is right around the corner. It’s so close you can smell the Corny Dogs. We’ve spent the week looking ahead to the 2012 Red River Rivalry game, and with three months of agonizing wait ahead of us, here are the HornsNation staff’s predictions.

Sean Adams: Oklahoma and its stability at quarterback is the kicker even though Texas has the better defense. Texas will be intent on running the ball and Oklahoma will be intent on stopping Texas from running.

That will decide the game. David Ash will be required to make 3 – 5 big time throws in order for Texas to win, and until we see more from Ash, it is hard to feel good about him. Both teams have a good defense so I will go with the better quarterback. Texas’ defense will put on a valiant effort but the Longhorns, in no way, shape or form can afford to be one-dimensional. Until the offense shows more, it would be hard to call the game for Texas. Ask me again on October 12th.

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