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How accurate are Lee Corso's College Gameday picks when it comes to Texas vs. Oklahoma?

College Gameday came to the Cotton Bowl Saturday. The ESPN college football preview show broadcast from Dallas between 8 and 11 a.m. Saturday before the Red River rivalry kicked off.

The show has been around since 1987, with Lee Corso playing a role on the broadcast since then. The former college quarterback and coach is best known for his predictions he makes by putting on the head of winning team's mascot.

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Lee Corso on the GameDay set before at Auburn in 2017. Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The accuracy of those predictions have been tracked by Cole Reagan on his website, gamedaycole.com. 

On Saturday, Corso picked the Longhorns to upset the Sooners. Turns out, he choose poorly. Here's a look at how accurate his past predictions of Red River rivalry games have been:

Lee Corso's College Gameday picks are better than his Texas-Oklahoma predictions

When it comes Corso's overall game prediction average, he has a winning percentage of 65.59%, according to Reagan's analysis. That's pretty good for someone who has predicted the result of over 3,000 games in the show's history.

His accuracy is slightly better when calling the game with headgear, too. He's been right on those occasions 65.95% of the time, posting 246 wins and 127 losses all-time.

As far as Texas vs. Oklahoma, Corso has been less successful when College GameDay has taken place at the Cotton Bowl. Reagan's analysis shows he's picked the right headgear just twice but picked incorrectly five times since 2001. That includes the 2021 game.

That includes picking Texas to win in 2021 and also during College Gameday in 2018 when he picked Oklahoma to win. The Longhorns ultimately won the 2018 game 48-45 thanks to a game-winning field goal by freshman kicker Cameron Dicker.

Corso also has a losing record overall when picking the winner of the rivalry game. Out of the 22 games he's predicted since 1999, he's been right nine times but wrong 13 times.

He picked the Longhorns to win in 2020, but the Sooners outlasted them in four overtimes in that game. The same took place in 2021, when Oklahoma rallied back to win 55-48.