2014 Record: 6-7
2015 Las Vegas Season Win Total: 6.5
2015 Season Win Total Picks NCAA Football: 'Over'
Charlie Strong came in and cleaned house in his first season in Austin. Texas struggled to a 6-7 record and ended the year with an embarrassing bowl blowout loss to Arkansas. But Strong appears to be laying the foundation for his program. Year 2 may not be significantly more successful than Year 1, though, and Texas is still very much a third-tier power at the moment.
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Texas graduated a load of seniors from last year's squad, and, combined with the players that left the program since Strong arrived, that means the roster is a bit of a mish mash. They do have strengths on the offensive line and in the secondary. But unless Tyrone Swoopes (or freshman Jerrod Heard) are a lot better than I think they are, the Longhorns offense is still going to be an ugly mess.
The Longhorns start off with a trip to South Bend against a Top 10 Notre Dame team. I do think that game will be a battle. But it's a battle Texas will lose. The good news, though, is that trip is Texas' only journey out of The Lone Star State until Week 8. After Notre Dame the Longhorns have a three-game homestand against Rice, Cal and Oklahoma State. Cal and OSU play very similar styles, and neither will be a pushover. The following two weeks will be season-defining games at TCU and at Oklahoma before hosting Kansas State.
It is not unrealistic to think that Texas could be 2-4 heading into their bye week. They do have a much more manageable second half of the year. But they also have road trips to West Virginia and Baylor waiting at the back end. I see a .500 team, at best, and all the value here is on the 'under'.
2015 Texas Longhorns Schedule
DATE OPPONENT TIME (ET) Location
Sat, Sep 5th, 2015 at Notre Dame 07:30 PM Notre Dame Stadium
Sat, Sep 12th, 2015 Rice 08:00 PM Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial
Sat, Sep 19th, 2015 California TBA Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial
Sat, Sep 26th, 2015 Oklahoma St. TBA Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial
Sat, Oct 3rd, 2015 at TCU TBA Amon G. Carter Stadium
Sat, Oct 10th, 2015 Oklahoma TBA Cotton Bowl - Dallas, TX
Sat, Oct 24th, 2015 Kansas State TBA Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial
Sat, Oct 31st, 2015 at Iowa State TBA Jack Trice Stadium
Sat, Nov 7th, 2015 Kansas TBA Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial
Sat, Nov 14th, 2015 at W. Virginia TBA Mountaineer Field at Milan Pus
Thu, Nov 26th, 2015 Texas Tech TBA Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial
Sat, Dec 5th, 2015 at Baylor TBA McLane Stadium
All Times EST
*Season Win Total Odds from 5Dimes Sportsbook.
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