Oklahoma vs Texas Predictions Against the Spread
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Cotton Bowl Stadium
Sam Ehlinger and the Texas Longhorns play the Oklahoma Sooners at Cotton Bowl Stadium on Saturday, October 12, 2019. The spread on this contest has Oklahoma as 3.5-point favorites. The Sooners are 3-2-0 ATS and 2-2-1 when betting on the total. The Longhorns are 4-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-2-0 against the spread.
Key Oklahoma Sooners Injuries
10/06/19 RB Kennedy Brooks Knee is questionable Saturday vs Texas
10/04/19 K Calum Sutherland Suspension is out indefinitely
10/04/19 DB Miguel Edwards Transferred has left team
08/08/19 CB Tre Norwood Knee is out for season
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
10/06/19 RB Jordan Whittington Groin is questionable Saturday vs Oklahoma
10/06/19 WR Al'Vonte Woodard Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Oklahoma
10/06/19 DB B.J. Foster Stinger is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Oklahoma
10/06/19 DB Chris Brown Thigh is questionable Saturday vs Oklahoma
10/06/19 WR Collin Johnson Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Oklahoma
10/06/19 DB Demarvion Overshown Neck is questionable Saturday vs Oklahoma
10/06/19 RB Keaontay Ingram Stinger is probable Saturday vs Oklahoma
09/23/19 LB Marcus Tillman Jr. Knee is out for season
09/23/19 DB Cade Sterns Leg is out indefinitely
09/23/19 DB Jalen Green Shoulder is out indefinitely
09/23/19 DB Josh Thompson Foot is out indefinitely
08/29/19 TE Rob Cummins Knee is out indefinitely
08/27/19 WR Joshua Moore Suspension is out indefinitely
08/23/19 TE Cade Brewer Concussion is out indefinitely
08/23/19 RB Daniel Young Ankle is out indefinitely
In their last outing, the Oklahoma Sooners took on the Kansas Jayhawks and ended up getting the win by a score of 45-20. Rhamondre Stevenson paced the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 61 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the game. He rushed for a total of 109 yards via 5 carries which means he ran for an average of 21.8 yards per run. Brayden Willis led the team in receiving yardage by earning 38 yards on 2 catches. He had an average of 19.0 yards per catch for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Sooners was Jalen Hurts who went 16/24 with 228 yards through the air and threw 2 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 pick on the day. The Sooners ended up rushing 37 times and totaled 268 yards earning them an average of 7.2 yards per rush. Overall, the Sooners got 29 1st downs and they had a total of 8 penalties for 89 yards which shows us how undisciplined this team can be. Overall, they totaled 66 plays which added up to 545 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Oklahoma allowed 18 completions on 28 throws for a total of 230 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.3%. On the day, they allowed 360 yards but weren't able to foce a turnover. On the ground, the Sooners allowed 130 yards on 32 attempts which gave them an average of 4.1 yards per attempt allowed.
The Sooners come into this matchup with a record of 5-0 for 2019. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 53.4 points per contest, putting them 2nd in college football. As a unit, they have an average of 288.8 yards on the ground per game which is 1st in the conference. For total yards, they sit in 1st in the Big 12 Conference and 2nd in college football with 3,221 yards. The Sooners have one of the best defenses in Division 1, allowing 19 points per game which has them at 3rd in the Big 12 Conference. In discussing rushing yards, Oklahoma is giving up 150.4 yards per contest putting them 5th in the Big 12 and 64th in college football. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.3 yards per carry ranking them 6th in the Big 12 and 76th in the nation overall. Overall, they have conceded 752 yards rushing through 5 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Sooners have allowed 1,777 yards. Teams are completing 60.7% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.8 yards per try.
The last time they took the field, the Texas Longhorns took on the West Virginia Mountaineers and won by a score of 42-31. Roschon Johnson paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 17 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for 121 yards via 21 carries which meant he was running for 5.8 yards per run. Devin Duvernay led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 86 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 14.3 yards per catch for the game. Running the show from under center for the Longhorns was Sam Ehlinger who went 18/33 with 211 yards passing and completed 2 TD's. He walked away with 1 pick on the day. The Longhorns ran the ball 47 times and racked up a total of 224 yards earning them an average of 4.8 yards per rush. In the game, the Longhorns racked up a total of 26 1st downs and they had 10 penalties for 89 yards which shows us how undisciplined this team can be. On the day, they totaled 80 plays for a total of 435 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Texas gave up 31 catches on 46 attempts for a total of 367 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.4%. For this contest, they allowed 463 yards and earned 4 takeaways. On the ground, the Longhorns gave up 96 yards on 23 runs which gave the opponent an average of 4.2 yards per run allowed.
The Longhorns step onto the field holding a record of 4-1. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Longhorns have one of the top tier offenses in the country. Texas has made teams respect their running game by averaging 177.2 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 51st in D-1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 886 yards rushing through 5 contests, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Longhorns average 485.2 yards per contest overall which has them at 18th in the country and 4th in the Big 12 Conference. The Longhorns are allowing 26.6 points per game which puts them at 7th in the conference and 67th in the country. Their passing defense is one of the least effective groups in D-1. They are allowing 325 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Longhorns currently sit at 10th in the conference. When it comes to points given up, they have allowed 133 total points. In regard to yards rushing, they are conceding 116.8 yards per game which puts them at 35th in college football and 3rd in the conference. For 2019, they have conceded a total of 584 yards on the ground and 4 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Sooners/Longhorns college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Longhorns +3.5
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