Oklahoma Sooners vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 10/9/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oklahoma Sooners vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location: Cotton Bowl in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Longhorns (+3.5)
The Oklahoma Sooners (5-0) are en route to Cotton Bowl on Saturday where they will try to beat the Texas Longhorns (4-1). Texas opens this contest as 3.5-point dogs. The total comes in at 64.5.
The Oklahoma Sooners step onto the field holding a record of 5-0 this season. In their last game, the Sooners played against the Kansas State Wildcats and notched a win by a score of 37-31. Kennedy Brooks was the rushing leader for the Sooners with 15 totes for 91 yards (6.1 yds per carry). Spencer Rattler connected on 22/25 with 243 yds passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 188.0 and ended the contest with 1 pick. When it came to stopping the run, the Sooners conceded 100 yds on 27 tries, which is 3.7 yds per rush surrendered. Oklahoma relinquished 29 completions on 41 tries for 320 yards, and a completion rate of 70.7%. When all was said and done, they had 60 plays which totaled 392 yards. The Oklahoma Sooners ended up running the ball 32 times and compiled 131 yards, which had them averaging 4.1 yards per tote.
The Sooners have racked up 2,173 total yards for this campaign. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Oklahoma has amassed 10 touchdowns via the pass and 12 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 4 different times. Oklahoma has earned 117 1st downs as an offense, and they have committed 34 penalties for 301 yards. Offensively they are averaging 156.2 yards on the ground ranking them 76th in D-1. Concerning scoring points, the Oklahoma Sooners hold an average of 38.4 PPG.
The Sooners are sitting in 44th in D-1 in terms of team defense, allowing 19.0 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.8 yards per rush and 83.6 yards on the ground per contest this year. In total, they have allowed 418 yards via the ground game in 5 games. In terms of passing yards, the Sooners are allowing 1,207 yds which has them sitting in 98th in the nation. They have relinquished 241.4 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 65.7%. During the season, they have surrendered 325.0 yards/outing which has them sitting 55th in Division 1. They have conceded 7 touchdowns through the air in addition to 4 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Longhorns head into this game 4-1 for this season. In their last game, the Longhorns walked away with a victory by a final of 32-27 when they faced the TCU Horned Frogs. Casey Thompson (1 touchdown) finished the game with 142 yards on 12/22 through the air while his QB rating was 114.7. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 6.5. Bijan Robinson carried the rock 35 times for 216 yards, ending the contest with 6.2 yds per carry for Texas. Texas rushed for 5.5 yards per carry, totaling 273 yards on 50 attempts. The Longhorns finished the game with a total of 415 yds on 72 plays (5.8 yds per play). The Longhorns secondary allowed a completion rate of 71.4%, surrendering 182 yds on 20 out of 28 passing. Texas conceded 41 running attempts for 169 yds (4.1 yards per rush).
The Texas Longhorns maintain an average of 473.0 yards per game, which is good for 20th in college football. The Texas offense has compiled 224 penalty yards on 27 violations, which is 88th in the country in terms of helping out the other team. During this campaign thus far, the Longhorns have thrown for a total of 1,021 passing yards as well as an average of 204.2 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 90th in D-1. In relation to how much they score, the Longhorns are ranking 6th in D-1 averaging 43.8 points per contest.
The Longhorns are allowing 24.0 PPG, which has them 77th in D-1. Texas has allowed a total of 862 rushing yards (172.4 yards per game) as well as 9 touchdowns by way of the ground game so far this season. Overall, they have relinquished 120 points in total. They have allowed 5 touchdowns via the pass as well as 224.4 yards per game, which has them in 80th in D-1. The Longhorns defense has been on the field for 327 plays, which ranks 67th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Sooners/Longhorns college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Sooners -3.5
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