Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma Sooners: Preview and Pick
8 Replies | 561 ViewsOn 10/06/2013 10:53 AM in NCAA Football
There may be no bigger rivalry in all of college football than the Red River Rivalry. This rivalry features two talented teams in the Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners. These two teams are headed in opposite direction as the Longhorns are struggling, while the Sooners are succeeding.
Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma Sooners Odds
The college football odds for this game opened up with the Sooners listed as double digit favorites. The opening line is (-11.5) for the Sooners as they have played better so far in the season. The Longhorns will be an interesting underdog to watch. Check the top rated sportsbooks for the latest move on this line leading up to kickoff.
If Texas is going to beat Oklahoma they will have to do it without their starting quarterback. Texas' backup quarterback Case McCoy will start under center when the Longhorns play Oklahoma in the 108th edition of the Red Rivalry next Saturday. The school announced that McCoy, not David Ash, will be the starter against the Sooners. McCoy completed 26 of 45 passes for 244 yards and a touchdown in the win at Iowa State on Thursday, scoring the game-winning touchdown on a one-yard sneak after Johnathan Gray nearly fumbled the game away.
David Ash has missed all or part of Texas' previous four games due to a head injury or concussion-like symptoms. He played the first half of the Big 12 opener against Kansas State on Sept. 21, but didn't return after halftime due to a possible head injury. McCoy's challenge will be jump-starting an inconsistent offense against a Sooners defense that has been one of the most impressive units in the Big 12 this season. Oklahoma will look to defeat Texas again and the result could cost Mack Brown his job.
The latest college football betting trends reveal some interesting angles leading up to kickoff of this big rivalry game. The total has gone over in 4 of Texas's last 5 games when playing Oklahoma and the total has gone over in 6 of Texas's last 7 games. Texas is 4-9 straight up in its last 13 games when playing Oklahoma and 1-3-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last 5 games when playing Oklahoma. Oklahoma is 5-0 straight up in its last 5 games and Texas is 13-6 straight up in its last 19 games.
Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma Sooners Pick
With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check back on the day of the game to see who we select as our winner for this big game.