Baylor at Texas - 10/31/20 Early look College Football GOY Picks and Predictions
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Baylor Bears (0-0) vs. Texas Longhorns (0-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 31, 2020 in Austin, TX
The Line: Texas -13.0 -- Over/Under:
The Baylor Bears are on the road for a Big 12 matchup with the Texas Longhorns. Baylor finished the 2019 season with an overall record of (11-3), while Texas went (8-5). The two teams met last season, as Baylor knocked off Texas 24-10. Let’s take a closer look at both programs. Get College Football predictions at Pick Dawgz.
Baylor will be guided by quarterback Charlie Brewer. Brewer passed for over 3,100 yards last season, while throwing 21 touchdowns. Brewer will be looked to help lead this program to another stellar season, as some fans will have high expectations. Baylor will also be looking to the backfield for guidance, as running back John Lovett. Lovett rushed for 655 yards and 5 scores. The defense had a lot to do with the success from last season, as Baylor allowed less than 20 points per contest. If Baylor wants to snag a road win here, the defense will need to try and mirror that success from last season. For more on Baylor, check out the team preview.
Texas also has experience under center, as quarterback Sam Ehlinger returns. Ehlinger passed for over 3,600 yards and 32 touchdowns. Texas scored just 10 points last season in the meeting against Baylor. Texas will have to do more on offense to win this year against Baylor, but the offense could be questionable at times. Texas will have to overcome the loss of their top 2 wideouts. Both Keaontay Ingram and Devin Duvernay both heard their names get called during the 2020 NFL Draft. Look for Ehlinger to get younger guys involved early on in the season. For more on Texas, check out the team preview.
Overview: Texas has opened up as 13 point favorites at home in this Big 12 showdown. Texas is nearly two touchdown favorites in this contest. Oddsmakers more or less are looking at the fact that Baylor will have voids to fill on the defensive side. The Bears lost more than a couple players on defense that were looked at as leaders from the 2019 team. Texas returns plenty of talent and should have a great chance to finish near the top of the Big 12. I’m interested to see how the Baylor program transitions from head coaches during 2020. While I do think Baylor will outperform expectations, Texas should have a great shot to win games by double digits. I’m going to side with Texas to cover this spread, as the Longhorns are home and will be going up against a defense that has more than few holes to fill.