When Oklahoma faces Texas in October, the likelihood is that the winner of this matchup will be at the top of the Big 12 Standings.According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, Oklahomas has a 70.8 percent chance of defeating Texas.Texas would need to defeat Oklahoma and basically remain perfect through the rest of the season to keep its playoff hopes alive. ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit isn’t ready to count Tom Herman’s squad out just yet.Kickoff for this showdown will be at 12 p.m. ET from the Cotton Bowl. ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 01: Sam Ehlinger #11 of the Texas Longhorns throws against the Oklahoma Sooners in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium on December 01, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Once again, the best Big 12 matchup to circle on the calendar is the Red River Showdown between Texas and Oklahoma. Both programs could have their postseason dreams determined in that eventual game.The Sooners have looked outstanding in their first two games of the season. Jalen Hurts has clearly grasped Lincoln Riley’s offense, and it’s possible the former Alabama quarterback wins the Heisman Trophy.As for the Longhorns, they’re coming off a crushing loss to the LSU Tigers. Sam Ehlinger and the offense put up a strong fight against the SEC powerhouse, but they fell short in the shootout.Starting off the season with a 1-1 record for Texas isn’t ideal by any means. On the flip side, the team has plenty of chances to boost its resume during conference play.
The Hummer brand started with a bang, but ended with a whimper. When GM shut the doors on Hummer for good in 2010, fans of the rugged automaker were surely upset, but not because a good thing had come to an end. In reality, Hummer began its slide from grace after the the civilian-spec H1 stopped being sold in 2006. With only the H2 or dreadful H3 available, and with sky-high gas prices, Hummer had little hope for survival at the time.Despite its end-of-life mistakes, Americans still remember Hummer as the maker of the ultimate macho-mobile: the Humvee. It’s this passion for the original that inspired Humvee Exports, a five-man operation in Michigan, to source H1 parts and export pre-made units globally. AM General, the original H1 manufacturer, has been selling C-Series kits to Humvee Exports since 2013. The company then took each $60K and recreated the Humvee.Now that the Chinese market is interested, Humvee Exports has turned to their Detroit neighbors for help. According to Car and Driver, VLF Automotive, the company behind power-packed versions of the Karma, Mustang, and Viper, has teamed up with Humvee Exports to assemble C-Series models with GM engines and ship the products to China. VLF’s leadership team, which includes ex-GM executive Bob Lutz, automotive designer Henrik Fisker, and Boeing executive Gilbert Villarreal, has taken on some eye-opening projects in the past, but this may be their most lucrative yet.The C-Series kit, which was shown at this year’s Shanghai Auto Show, looks almost identical to the original H1 from 1990, but the front end is styled after the current military-grade version. VLF Auto will offer the Humvee in three trims — Bravo, Charlie, or Delta — with different luxury and convenience features. Engine options include a 6.5-liter diesel V8 engine in three stages of tune: 190 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque, 205hp and 440 lb-ft, or 250hp and 440 lb-ft. If you’d prefer a gas-powered motor, you can opt for an LS3 6.2-liter V8 with 430hp and 424 lb-ft of torque.This all sounds great, but there’s one bit of bad news: if you live in the U.S., Humvee Exports and VLF won’t sell you a Humvee. Due to the restrictions of the new Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act, the Humvee cannot be certified for sale in the U.S. This 1949 Barn Find Coupe Was Resurrected As a 638-Horsepower Hellraiser The Bulletproof, Million-Dollar Ramsmobile SUV Has an Optional Hookah A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing The New Land Rover Defender Is Just as Glorious as We Expected 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now Editors’ Recommendations