Texas quarterback Colt McCoy (right) puts on the Golden Hat Trophy after the Longhorns defeated Oklahoma 16-13 in the Red River Rivalry held at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Oct. 17, 2009. RODOLFO GONZALEZ/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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WATCH: Red River Showdown makes work a hostile environment for ex-Texas star Colt McCoy

Posted October 4th, 2018


The New Orleans Saints are up next on the Washington Redskins’ schedule, but a few players have been focusing on a different foe this week.

With the Red River Showdown set for Saturday, Washington’s NFL team recently tweeted out a video that featured back-up quarterback Colt McCoy attempting to catch an elevator. When the elevator doors opened, McCoy found running backs Adrian Peterson and Samaje Perine, offensive lineman Trent Williams and punter Tress Way waiting inside. Those four teammates of McCoy all attended Oklahoma.

McCoy, the only ex-Longhorn on Washington’s roster, then said that he’d take the stairs.


McCoy went 3-1 against Oklahoma during his four years as the starting quarterback at Texas. In 2006, McCoy’s two touchdown passes overshadowed Peterson’s 109 rushing yards in UT’s 28-10 win.

McCoy is not the only former Longhorn who has been thinking out the Red River Showdown this week. Plenty of Texas Exes have supported their alma mater on social media this week.





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