Report: Rivalry sparks knife fight

The start of the college football season is nearly a month away, but that did not stop two fans from turning one of the game’s biggest rivalries into a knife fight.

An argument between a fan for the Oklahoma Sooners and one for the Texas Longhorns escalated into a blade-baring brawl at an Applebee’s restaurant in San Antonio, Tex., KENS-TV reported Tuesday.

Police were called to the restaurant shortly before midnight Monday after a heated debate between the two men took a nasty turn when the Oklahoma fan pulled out a knife and attacked his Texas counterpart.

Both men, who were not named in the report, reportedly suffered stab wounds in the melee as they struggled to gain control of the knife.

The pair was admitted to University Hospital in San Antonio, according to KENS-TV. The Texas fan was last reported to be in stable condition, while the knife-wielding Oklahoma fan was listed in critical condition. No arrests have been made, KENS-TV reported.

The famed Red River Rivalry, named for the river that forms the border between Texas and Oklahoma, dates back to 1900 and is considered one of the greatest rivalries in American sports. The Longhorns lead the series 59-41, with Oklahoma having won six out of the last ten matchups.

The bitter Big 12 rivals will continue the on-field hostilities Oct. 8 in Dallas.