So no big deal, right? It seemed. But referee Mike Defee&rsquo decision to trouble every player on both teams.

Defee placed every player on the knife’so advantage a half-hour before the game started, as a second unsportsmanlike foul results in ejection.

Oklahoma and texas scuffle at midfield at the 20-19 AT&T Red River Showdown at Cotton Bowl.  (Photo: Ronald Martinez, Getty Images)

“This may be the greatest rivalry in college football. I expect the game to be hard-fought and well-played. We’re planning to play this game together with sportsmanship — is that clear? ”