It’s another installment of the Red River Showdown rivalry this coming weekend at the Cotton Bowl, as the No. 22 Texas Longhorns take on the unranked Oklahoma Sooners. Check out our preview of this intriguing game between Big 12 schools below.
Betting Preview for the Texas Longhorns vs Oklahoma Sooners NCAA Week 6 College Football Game on October 10, 2020
Where: Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX
When: Saturday, October 10, 2020, 12:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Texas Longhorns (+2.5)
Record: 2-1 Overall / 1-1 Conference
The Longhorns got stunned at home by the TCU Horned Frogs last week in a 33-31 loss, Texas’ first of the season. Despite getting tripped over by the Horned Frogs, that loss still showed that the Longhorns can produce points — a lot. Sam Ehlinger threw for 236 passing yards and four touchdowns and an interception while completing 17 of 36 pass attempts. Texas could have likely avoided a loss to TCU if Longhorns running back Keaontay Ingram did not fumble the ball at the one-yard line of the Horned Frogs late in the game, so ball security is going to be among those on top of Tom Herman’s list of priorities for Saturday’s outing. The Sooners don’t have much of a defense to speak of, which means Ehlinger could see another touchdown feast. After holding what’s basically just a JV team in the Missouri State Bears on Sep. 12 in a 48-0 win, the Sooners have given up 38 points in the loss to Kansas State and 37 to Iowa State. Ehlinger should be able to dress down Oklahoma’s defense on Saturday.
The under is 2-1 in the Longhorns’ last three road games.
Betting on the Oklahoma Sooners (-2.5)
Record: 1-2 Overall / 0-2 Conference
As mentioned earlier, the Sooners have lost their last two games, the latest was a 37-30 setback defeat at the hands of the Cyclones in Ames. Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley said that the loss was “gut-wrenching,” which is understandable, considering the way his defense played. On offense, Spencer Rattler went 25 for 36 for 300 passing yards and two touchdowns with an interception, while the ground attack for the Sooners came up with only 115 yards and a touchdown on 33 carries. However, for the Longhorns game, the backfield could hold the key to success. Defense is also a problem this season for Texas, particularly on the ground, as evidenced by the fact that the Horned Frogs put up 227 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 51 carries last week against the Longhorns’ stop unit. The Sooners are just rushing in 45.33 percent of their offensive plays, but that could rise up for this upcoming game, given leaky Texas’ run defense.
The Sooners are 4-2 against the spread in their last six games overall.
The Longhorns win, 37-31.
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