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Oklahoma football: Ohio State's Barrett gets to fulfill childhood dream of facing Sooners

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OU was named one of college football's blue blood programs by ESPN. The Sooners previously came in at No. 2 in the Associated Press' ranking of college football programs. 

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett will finally get a chance to accomplish a life-long dream this Saturday when he takes the field against Oklahoma, ESPN.com's Max Olsen reports. 

The Wichita Falls, Texas native grew up as a Texas Longhorns fan and had always wanted to attend the school, play quarterback and face the Sooners in the annual Red River Rivalry. In fact, he even attended the 2011 OU-Texas game as a UT recruit. 

"He had aspirations of being a Longhorn and that didn't come true, so this is probably the closest thing to playing that game, you know?" said Jim Garfield, Barrett's coach at S. H. Rider High School. "It's huge for him."

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