|Written by Michael|
Bet on NCAAFOn Saturday, the No. 15 Texas Longhorns travel to Oklahoma to take on the No. 13 Sooners in a Big 12 Conference matchup. The game in the Cotton Bowl is scheduled to kick off at 12:00 PM ET, and can be seen on the ABC Network.
Texas comes into this game after a defeat at home to West Virginia, 48-45. This gave the Longhorns their first loss of the season, as they are now 4-1 overall and 1-1 in the Big 12. Up 38-34 at the end of three quarters, they gave up two straight touchdowns in the final period. A Texas touchdown with 15 second remaining on the clock narrowed the gap, but the game was essentially over. The Longhorns have averaged 51 ppg in their last 3, while QB David Ash is at 11 touchdowns and 1 INT.
Oklahoma is coming off of a rout of Texas Tech, 41-20. While the stats were remarkably close all around, the Sooners defense held the Red Raiders to just one touchdown and two field goals through three quarters. Up 41-13 by the fourth quarter, the Sooners gave up a meaningless touchdown in the final minute of the game. Oklahoma ranks 17th in total offense, while QB Landry Jones threw 2 TDs and no interceptions against Texas Tech.
In this series, the underdog had been on a 13-3 spread run, but the favorite has gone 6-2-1 lately. Texas is on a slide of 13-25 ATS, but are 3-0 ATS recently. The Sooners are 8-0 ATS coming off of a game against Texas Tech, but are just 1-5 ATS as of late.
The last time these two teams met, in 2011, Oklahoma was favored by 10 ½ points, and won 55-17. In that one, Jones threw for 367 passing yards and 3 touchdowns. In a 2010 matchup, the Sooners were 3 point favorites, winning 28-20.
For this Saturday's game, Oklahoma is a 3 point home favorite in the NCAAF odds from Bet Royal sportsbook. The over/under is set at 61 points.
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