OU football: Florida LB says Cotton Bowl about proving Sooners 'not on their level'
Florida linebacker James Houston IV’s answer after being asked about playing OU in AT&T Stadium started out innocently enough.
Houston talked about going to the Gators’ 2017 season opener against Michigan in the stadium, even though he didn’t play in that matchup, and how he loved the atmosphere of Jerry World.
Then, things took a bit of a turn.
“I don’t think we’re too much worried about home-field advantage or teams being close to there,” Houston said. “It’s more about what we want to put on film, what we want to put on tape going out and showing what the Florida Gators can do.
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“Showing that Oklahoma is a good match-up but they’re not on our level. They’re not SEC. They’re not the Florida Gators.”
The Sooners and Gators meet in the Cotton Bowl at 7 p.m. Dec. 30.