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NORMAN, Okla. –  This weekend, two football programs with historic roots will be battling it out inside the Cotton Bowl.

The University of Oklahoma will take on the University of Texas in Dallas on Saturday.

Kickoff is set for 11 a.m.

Before the first snap, another battle is brewing for a good cause.

ROTC Battalions from each school are continuing the tradition of running the game ball to the Cotton Bowl for the Red River Rivalry.

Over the span of three days, OU and UT ROTC students will leave their campuses and run nearly 200 miles until they meet at the Cotton Bowl.

In the past, only the Naval ROTC Battalions have participated in the run. This year, Army and Air Force cadets will join the Navy and Marine students in completing the traditional run.

The run kicks off on Oct. 7 and is set to end Friday afternoon, Oct. 9

The beginning of the run also launches the annual United States Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” campaign in Oklahoma.


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