Baylor Bears vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 11/25/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Baylor Bears vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Friday, November 25, 2022
Location: DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Longhorns (-9)
The Baylor Bears (6-5) are headed to DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium on Friday where they will compete against the Texas Longhorns (7-4). Texas opens this contest as 9-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is set at 56.
The Baylor Bears come into this matchup with a record of 6-5 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Bears took on the TCU Horned Frogs and went home with a loss by a final score of 29-28. Blake Shapen went 21/30 with 269 yds through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 149.7 and ended the game with 1 interception. Craig Williams was the rushing leader for the Bears with 19 attempts for 112 yds (5.9 yards per carry). At the end of the game, they tallied 76 plays which gave them 501 yards. The Baylor Bears rushed the ball a total of 46 times and compiled 232 yards, which came out to an average of 5.0 yards per tote. In the running game, the Bears conceded 115 yards on 27 attempts, which is 4.3 yards per run surrendered. Baylor gave up 24 completions on 36 tries for a total of 327 yds, and a completion rate of 66.7%.
When talking about scoring, the Baylor Bears are sitting at 34.2 points per game. As a unit they're holding an average of 202.5 yards rushing which ranks them 21st in the country. The Bears currently have 4,870 total yards for the season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Baylor has amassed 15 touchdowns through the air and 34 rushing touchdowns. Baylor has 267 first downs as an offense, and they have committed 56 penalties for 505 yards. They have turned the ball over 17 times.
The Bears rank 59th in Division 1 concerning team defense, allowing 25.5 points per game. They are allowing 3.8 yards per run and 131.2 yards on the ground per contest this season. Overall, they have given up 1,443 running yards through 11 games. When talking about yards via the pass, the Bears have conceded 2,599 yds which puts them in 81st in Division 1. They have conceded 236.3 yards per game through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 60.3%. Overall, they are conceding 367.5 yards per game which puts them 56th in D-1. They have given up 17 touchdowns via the pass and 17 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Longhorns head into this matchup 7-4 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Longhorns got the victory with a final of 55-14 when they played the Kansas Jayhawks. Quinn Ewers (1 TD) ended the game with 107 yds on 12/21 through the air while his QB rating was 115.7. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his average yards per attempt was 5.1. Bijan Robinson ran the football 25 times for 242 yards, ending the contest with 9.7 yds per carry for Texas. The Longhorns finished with 539 yards while they ran 79 plays (6.8 yards per play). Texas rushed the ball for 7.5 yards per attempt, finishing with 427 yds on 57 attempts. Texas surrendered 30 run attempts for 104 yards (3.5 yards per rush). The Longhorns pass defense allowed a completion rate of 62.1%, relinquishing 242 yds on 18 for 29 passing.
When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Longhorns are sitting 22nd in the country maintaining an average of 35.5 PPG. For the season so far, the Longhorns have racked up 2,575 passing yards as well as an average of 234.1 passing yards per game, which is ranked 64th in the country. The Texas Longhorns have an average of 432.8 yards per contest, which is good for 38th in college football. The Texas offense has accrued 551 yds of penalties on 68 infractions, which ranks 61st in college football in terms of helping out the opposition.
The Longhorns are allowing 20.6 points per contest, which has them sitting 30th in the nation. Texas has surrendered a total of 1,375 rushing yards (125.0 yards/game) and 13 touchdowns on the ground so far this year. This year, they have surrendered 227 total points. They have given up 14 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 244.5 yards per game, which puts them in 92nd in college football. The Longhorns defense has taken the field for 812 plays, ranking them 115th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Longhorns college football game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Longhorns -9
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