Heat Overcomes Some Texas OU Game Fans

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    For some watching the Texas Longhorns defeat the Oklahoma Sooners, the weather was the opponent to beat. (Published Saturday, Oct 12, 2013)

    For some watching the Texas Longhorns defeat the Oklahoma Sooners, the weather was the opponent to beat.

    During the game, temperatures soared into the 90's and the humidity made it feel closer to triple digits. That caused health problems for some of the 92,000 plus fans in attendance at The Cotton Bowl in Dallas.

    NBC 5 photojournalist Patric Alva took video and pictures from inside The Cotton Bowl as paramedics rushed to assist people overcome by the heat. One picture also showed a woman needing an IV to re-hydrate during the game.

    Officials with the State Fair of Texas said medics attended to several people but that was not an unusually high number of people needing assistance. They also said that they didn't hear of anyone needing to be transported to the hospital.

    Also, there were no reported problems involving DART transit in and out of Fair Park today.

    DART added trains to accommodate the big crowds for the Red River Rivalry and avoid long delays of past years.