Texas Longhorns vs Oklahoma Sooners Prediction, 10/8/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Longhorns vs Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022
Location: Cotton Bowl in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Sooners (+5)
Cotton Bowl is where the Oklahoma Sooners (3-2) will try to beat the Texas Longhorns (3-2) on Saturday. Texas opens this matchup as 5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is 65.
The Texas Longhorns come into this matchup with a record of 3-2 for this year. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Longhorns faced the West Virginia Mountaineers and went home with a win by a final score of 38-20. Bijan Robinson led the offense in rushing for the Longhorns with 21 attempts for 101 yds (4.8 yds per carry). Hudson Card went 21/27 with 303 yds through the air and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 208.7 and ended the game without throwing an interception. On the ground, the Longhorns gave up 61 yds on 30 tries, which averages out to 2.0 yds per run surrendered. Texas allowed 29 completions on 48 tries for a total of 253 yds, and a completion rate of 60.4%. When the final whistle blew, they ran 60 plays which gave them a total of 446 yards. The Texas Longhorns ended up running the ball 32 times and accrued 110 yards, which earned them an average of 3.4 yds per attempt.
The Longhorns have tallied 2,087 total yards over the course of this season. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Texas has earned 9 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 3 different times. Texas has compiled 113 first downs as a team, and they have been called for 31 penalties for 249 yds. Offensively they're maintaining an average of 154.4 yards in the run game giving them a rank of 69th in the country. When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Texas Longhorns have an average of 36.8 points per game.
The Longhorns are sitting in 42nd in the nation when it comes to their opponents scoring, giving up 21.4 points per game. They are giving up an average of 3.3 yards per run and 120.2 rushing yards per contest so far this season. During the season, they have conceded 601 yards via the ground game in 5 games. When talking about yards through the air, the Longhorns have allowed 1,233 yds which ranks them 95th in college football. They have allowed 246.6 yards per outing through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 65.9%. During the season, they are conceding 366.8 yards per outing which puts them 63rd in the country. They have yielded 5 touchdowns through the air as well as 7 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Sooners head into this matchup 3-2 this season. The last time they took the field, the Sooners walked away with a loss by a score of 55-24 when they played the TCU Horned Frogs. Dillon Gabriel finished the game with 126 yards on 7/16 passing while his QB rate was 109.9. He didn't toss any interceptions and his Y/A was 7.9. Jovantae Barnes ran the football 18 times for 100 yards, ending the contest with 5.6 yards per carry for Oklahoma. The Sooners finished the contest with a total of 355 yds and they ran 81 plays (4.4 yards per play). Oklahoma rushed for 3.7 yards per attempt, finishing with a total of 179 yds on 49 carries. Oklahoma gave up 41 rush attempts for 361 yds (8.8 yds per rush). The Sooners pass defense gave up a completion rate of 70.6%, relinquishing 307 yards on 24 for 34 through the air.
The Oklahoma Sooners have an average of 481.4 yards per contest, ranking them 18th in the nation. The Oklahoma offense has compiled 316 penalty yards on 36 violations, which has them sitting 33rd in the country in terms of giving up free yards. During the season so far, the Sooners have thrown for 1,303 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 260.6 throwing yards per game, which ranks 49th in Division 1. In terms of the points being put on the board, the Sooners sit 31st in the country holding an average of 37.0 points per game.
The Sooners are giving up 25.2 points per game, which has them ranked 67th in college football. Oklahoma has allowed a total of 991 yards rushing (198.2 yards/game) and 11 touchdowns via the rush this season. This year, they have given up 126 points. They have allowed 5 touchdowns through the air in addition to 224.8 yards/game, which has them in 65th in Division 1. The Sooners defense has participated in 389 plays, which has them ranked 120th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Longhorns/Sooners college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Longhorns -5
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