The game began in , originally between East and West Texas high school football all-stars. In , the game began pitting teams from Oklahoma and Texas , and continued in that format until except for and In , a dispute concerning the disposition of Oklahoma's share of the game's charitable proceeds led the Oklahoma Coaches Association to withdraw from the game, and the game matched two Texas teams. For the years in which Texas and Oklahoma teams played, the overall record was in favor of Texas. These are players and coaches who distinguished themselves with their achievements after participating in the Oil Bowl game. After graduation, he served four terms as state representative for District 61 in Texas.
Dick Harris was a defensive back for the Chargers from This interview took place in July, DH — What happened was that I sort of jumped around a lot from college to college. I was actually supposed to go to SC and play tailback in the single wing after Jon Arnett. I screwed around and ended up going to a bunch of different places.
A graduate of the University of South Carolina , Harris started his year career with the Alouettes in , spanning games. He was an 8-time all-star and won the Grey Cup in and His 38 interceptions for yards are team records as is his yard interception return. He retired in , but returned to the Montreal Concordes in for 3 games. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in