Texas Longhorns College Football Betting
The coaching contrast between Tom Herman of the Texas and Mike Gundy of the Oklahoma State Cowboys has never been more pronounced. Herman arrived as the celebrated wonderkid genius that would restore Burn Orange glory. Gundy has a pronounced twang and rocks a mullet as the most successful coach in the history of his alma mater. While Herman is renowned for his alleged brilliance Gundy is derided as a good old boy with an intelligence level that is grossly underrated. Herman has been under fire for a Texas program struggling to gain traction. Gundy has proven he can adjust on the fly after a tumultuous offseason that questioned his leadership. Oklahoma State will host Texas on Saturday afternoon.
Texas Longhorns Weekly Odds
Texas Longhorns +3
Oklahoma State Cowboys -3
Texas Longhorns Weekly Matchup
On Saturday, October 31, 2020 the Oklahoma State Cowboys will host the Texas Longhorns at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Kickoff time is set for 4 p.m. ET with television coverage on FOX.
Saturday saw the Oklahoma State Cowboys hold off the Iowa State Cyclones 24-21 as 2.5-point home favorites with the game going under the total of 54. Quarterback Spencer Sanders returned to the lineup and threw for 235 yards and a touchdown in the win. Meanwhile running back Chuba Hubbard ran for 139 yards and a touchdown for the Pokes.
Oklahoma State is now 4-0 straight up, 3-1 vs. the odds, and 1-3 under the total. Offensively Oklahoma State ranks 41st overall, 73rd for passing, 17th fur rushing 55th for scoring and 22nd for turnovers. Defensively the Pokes are much improved and rank 19th overall, 16th against the pass, 32nd against the rush, eighth for points allowed, and 53rd for takeaways. Talk of a national championship is seen as perfectly rational this year in Stillwater.
Overall Texas has covered just 14 of their last 31 games. In Big 12 games the Longhorns have covered just eight of their last 22 matchups. On the road Texas is just 3-6 vs. the odds. Texas is 17-12 over the total in their last 29 games. On the road the Longhorns are 5-4 over the total. As a chalk Texas is 12-7 vs. the line.
Oklahoma State has been a strong wagering value with a mark of 18-10 against the spread. In Big 12 action the Pokes are 11-8 vs. the odds. And at Boone Pickens Stadium the Cowboys are 9-6 on the board. Oklahoma State is 14-13 over the total in all games. The Pokes are 8-7 over the total at Boone Pickens Stadium.
In this head to head series Oklahoma State has covered four of their last five meetings with the Longhorns. Five of the last seven meetings between these two teams have gone under the total. Texas has failed to come away with the cash in their last two visits to Oklahoma State. Seven of the last eight games between these teams at Stillwater have gone over the total.
Texas Longhorns Weekly Recap
Last week the Texas Longhorns stopped the bleeding in an impressive 27-16 home win over the Baylor Bears as 11-point chalk with the game going over the total of 61.5. Most important of all the Longhorns defense finally showed improvement for new coordinator Chris Ash. Baylor’s highly acclaimed quarterback Charlie Brewer was conceded the short routes by the Longhorns, who cut off anything deep and shut down the red zone.
With the win Texas is now 3-2 straight up, 1-3-1 against the spread and 4-1 over the total. Offensively the Longhorns rank 18th overall, 16th for passing, 42nd for rushing, eighth for scoring and 65th for turnovers. Defensively Texas ranks 41st overall, 67th against the pass, 41st against the rush, 63rd for points allowed and 29th for takeaways.
One player that has not disappointed this season for Texas is quarterback Sam Ehlinger. So far, he has posted a 153.8 rating with 17 touchdown passes and just five interceptions with eight yards per pass attempt. Ehlinger is also an accomplished rusher as evidenced by his 51 yards and two touchdowns against Baylor. In fact, he leads Texas in rushing on the season.
2020 Texas Longhorns Schedule
||@ Texas Tech
||vs. Oklahoma* (Cotton Bowl – Dallas, TX)
||@ Oklahoma State
||vs West Virginia
||vs Iowa State
||@ Kansas State
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