Tulsa World - - Sports - Vs. Texas, Cotton Bowl, Dal­las, 2:30 p.m., ESPN vs. Bay­lor, 2:30 p.m., FS1 at Alabama, 6:15 p.m., ESPN 7 p.m. vs. New York, 7 p.m., TNT Vol­ley­ball: IUPUI at ORU, TBA at Kansas State, TBA at Utah, 8 p.m., FSOK at Quad City, 7:05 p.m. Will Rogers: Rac­ing, n

Ok­la­homa Ok­la­homa State Tulsa vs. Hous­ton, 3 p.m., ESPNews

Arkansas Rough­necks

SAT 10-14 vs. Colorado Springs, THU 10-19 at Texas, TBA at UConn, 11 a.m., ESPNU vs. Auburn, TBA

OKC Thun­der Oil­ers FRI 10-13 vs. Kansas City, 7:05 p.m. SAT 10-21 SAT 10-14

Horse rac­ing

FRI 10-13 SAT 10-14 Other sports

SAT 10-14 SUN 10-15 SUN 10-22 WED 10-18 at SMU, 8 p.m., ESPN2 at Ole Miss, TBA WED 10-25 SAT 10-21 SUN 10-15 FRI 10-20

W soc­cer: Kansas State at OSU, 3 p.m.; Omaha at ORU, 7 p.m.; Kansas

Now, there is Joe Tes­si­tore.

Dur­ing the early '90s, af­ter grad­u­at­ing from Bos­ton Col­lege, he got his tele­vi­sion start at the Dal­las NBC tele­vi­sion af­fil­i­ate. Tes­si­tore re­turns to Texas this week­end as the play-by-play voice of ESPN's OU-Texas tele­cast.

“I've done OU big games be­fore and Texas big games be­fore,” Tes­si­tore said, “but never the Red River game. I am very aware of the his­tory and tra­di­tion of the game.”

For the Big 12 clash of a Sooner team that was stunned by Iowa State last week and a Longhorn team that needed two over­times to de­feat Kansas State, Tes­si­tore teams with an­a­lyst Todd Black­ledge and side­line re­porter Holly Rowe.

Much of Tes­si­tore's re­search has cen­tered on the quar­ter­backs: Sooner se­nior Baker May­field (who makes his third OUTexas start) and Longhorn first-year fresh­man Sam Eh­linger.

May­field's where­withal re­sults in a “mas­sive ad­van­tage” for OU, Tes­si­tore said.

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