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Texas Longhorns College Football Betting

Texas Longhorns College Football Betting

It is often said derisively that “Texas is back.” That is because whenever the Longhorns show any signs of getting back into the national conversation, the media and Burnt Orange Nation collectively scream, “Texas is Back!” The best example was in 2018 when Texas went 10-4 and won the Sugar Bowl against Georgia. However, it was a false alarm. But in 2023, the Horns won at Alabama and routed Oklahoma State in the Big 12 championship game. Third-year head coach Steve Sarkisian is making rapid gains. Now, Texas will face Washington in the Sugar Bowl and College Football Playoff. Texas is back!

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Sugar Bowl Game - Caesars Superdome, New Orleans, LA

Texas Longhorns -4.5

Washington Huskies +4.5

Total 64.5

Money Line: Texas -190, Washington +163

Texas Longhorns Weekly Matchup

On Monday, January 1, 2024, the Texas Longhorns of the Big 12 will face the Washington Huskies of the Pac-12 in the Sugar Bowl and College Football Playoff at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, LA. Kickoff time is 8:45 p.m. ET, with television coverage on ESPN.

Last game, the Washington Huskies won 34-31 against the Oregon Ducks as 9.5-point dogs. The game went under the total of 65.5. Washington has a record of 13-0 straight up, 6-6-1 against the spread, and 6-7 over/under the total. Washington ranks 11th for total offense, 1st for passing, 100th for rushing and 11th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 93rd overall, 122nd against the pass, 41st against the rush, and 50th for points allowed. Also, Washington ranks 71st for fewest turnovers lost and 8th for takeaways.

Texas Longhorns Weekly Recap

Last game, the Texas Longhorns won 49-21 against the Oklahoma State Cowboys as 14.5-point favorites. The game went over the total of 58. Texas has a record of 12-1 straight up, 7-5-1 against the spread, and 5-8 over/under the total. Texas ranks 9th for total offense, 18th for passing, 24th for rushing and 16th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 23rd overall, 96th against the pass, 4th against the rush, and 13th for points allowed. Also, Texas ranks 83rd for fewest turnovers lost and 11th for takeaways.

Quinn Ewers passed for a record 452 yards and four touchdowns, and Texas' defense did the rest in a 49-21 payout over Oklahoma State in the Big 12 championship game in Arlington, Texas.

Ewers completed his first 12 passes of the game to eight different receivers and finished 35-for-46 while throwing for the most yards ever in a Big 12 championship game. It was just the third 450-yard passing game in school history and the first since Colt McCoy threw for 470 yards against UCF in 2009.

The Longhorns captured their first Big 12 title since 2009 and successfully bookended their 27 years in the league with championships before an event record 84,523 fans at AT&T Stadium.

Texas had to wait to see if winning its final seven games, beating Alabama on the road, and blowing out Oklahoma State in the title contest was enough to earn it a spot in the College Football Playoff.

The Longhorns' defense did not allow Oklahoma State to broach the 200-yard barrier until the 10-minute mark of the fourth quarter. By that time, Texas was ahead by five touchdowns. The Longhorns outgained Oklahoma State 662-281 in the victory.

2023 Texas Longhorns Football Schedule

Sep 2 vs. Rice W 37-10 1-0
Sep 9 at Alabama W 34-24 2-0
Sep 16 vs. Wyoming W 31-10 3-0
Sep 23 at Baylor W 38-6 4-0
Sep 30 vs. Kansas W 40-14 5-0
Oct 7 vs. Oklahoma L 30-34 5-1
Oct 21 at Houston W 31-24 6-1
Oct 28 vs. BYU W 35-6 7-1
Nov 4 vs. Kansas State W 33-30 8-1
Nov 11 at TCU W 29-26 9-1
Nov 18 at Iowa State W 26-16 10-1
Nov 25 vs. Texas Tech W 57-7 11-1

Texas has a total of four claimed and five unclaimed national championships. Their last title was in 2005, which was their first since 1970. This stunning fact indicates a good program but hardly the juggernaut it considers itself to be. Texas has an impressive 32 conference championships.

Former head coach Mack Brown showed the potential of the Texas program. Brown led the Longhorns to the 2005 and 2009 national championship games. From 2001 through 2009, Brown led Texas to the final top ten national rankings six times.

Following a loss in the 2009 national championship game to the Alabama Crimson Tide, Texas rapidly declined and has never been close to reaching that level. Brown vehemently denies it, but the program turned soft in his final years. A sense of entitlement took over the program. In fact, Texas began being derided as the “tea sippers.”

Texas dominated the Big 12 Conference board room, which led to that sense of entitlement. ESPN gave the Longhorns their own network, and the Big 12 caved to almost all of the Longhorns' demands. It caused karma that damaged the program and removed its hard edge.

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2023 College Football Schedule

Alabama Crimson Tide Auburn Tigers Baylor Bears
Clemson Tigers Colorado Buffaloes Florida Gators
Florida State Seminoles Georgia Bulldogs Illinois Fighting Illini
Iowa Hawkeyes Kansas State Wildcats LSU Tigers
Miami-FL Hurricanes Michigan Wolverines Mississippi Rebels
North Carolina State Wolfpack North Carolina Tar Heels Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Ohio State Buckeyes Oklahoma Sooners Oklahoma State Cowboys
Oregon Ducks Oregon State Beavers Penn State Nittany Lions
South Carolina Gamecocks TCU Horned Frogs Tennessee Volunteers
Texas Longhorns Texas A&M Aggies Texas Tech Red Raiders
Tulane Green Wave UCLA Bruins USC Trojans
Utah Utes Washington Huskies Wisconsin Badgers

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