Fans on both sides of the Red River debate controversy

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SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) While most fans are talking about the possibility of the Sooners making the college football playoff or the Longhorns pulling the upset for the second time this season, there has been talk about whether or not the "horns down" (an upside down hook'em horns sign) should be a penalty.

Texas fan Vicki Stover said it was about time players on other teams get flagged for using the horns down move against the Longhorns.

"It's poor sportsmanship and they shouldn't be doing that. They should be penalized for doing something like that" she said.

However, the new rule doesn't effect fans and Sooner fan Mark Williams will do the horns down move proudly.

"I think it's part of the rivalry and players do it, fans do it, its just part of the game. As a fan, I loved it too because it gave us more ammunition to make fun of the Texas side," Williams said.

O-U fan Ronnie Rickman suggested the Sooners could find a loophole in this penalty.

"I definetly think it would be pretty funny if OU did an audible at the line or something, called it 'horns down' and did the hand gesture," Rickman said. "I don't think they could really get in trouble much for that. It's not much of a celebration of any type."

At the end of the day, the horns down gesture doesn't bother Texas fan Nick Salafia.

"I don't think that's a penalty. Now I'll tell you the truth, I'll take what I can get in the game but I think its good sportsmanship. I think if you wanna throw horns down that's fine, but I think at the end of the day you're going to see a lot of horns up, and I think that's how it's going to end." Salafia said.