Texas at Oklahoma: 10/10/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Texas Longhorns (2-1) at Oklahoma Sooners (1-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Cotton Bowl)
The Line: Oklahoma Sooners -3.5 -- Over/Under: 71 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The 22nd ranked Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners will face off in the Red River Showdown at the Cotton Bowl this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The 22nd ranked Texas Longhorns suffered their first loss of the season, dropped to 2-1 (1-1 Big 12) on the year, after being defeated by the TCU Longhorns, 33-31, this past Saturday. In a back-and-forth game in the 2nd half, Texas had a great opportunity to take the lead late however, a costly fumble by Keaontay Ingram at the 1-yard-line sealed the Longhorns fate in this one. Texas was outgained by TCU by a 457-388 margin and loss the turnover battle by a 2-1 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Longhorns was QB Sam Ehlinger who completed 17 of 36 passes for 236 yards, 4 TD’s, and an INT.
On the season, Texas is averaging 51.0 ppg on 517.7 total yards per game (326.3 passing yards; 191.3 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Texas is led by QB Sam Ehlinger who had completed 63.3% of his passes for 924 yards, 14 TD’s, and 2 INT. Ehlinger has also done some damage with his legs as he has 130 rushing yards and a TD on 27 attempts. The top receivers for Ehlinger and the Longhorns have been WR Joshua Moore (11 rec, 200 yards, 4 TD), Brenden Schooler (10 rec, 123 yards, 2 TD), Brennan Eagles (5 rec, 111 yards, 3 TD), & Tarik Black (6 rec, 92 yards, TD). Leading the way for the Longhorns backfield has been Keaontay Ingram (32 att, 173 yards) & Roschon Johnson (29 att, 145 yards, 2 TD).
Defensively, Texas is allowing their opponents to average 30.7 ppg on 379.0 total yards per game (250.7 passing yds/g; 128.3 rushing yds/g).
The Oklahoma Sooners lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 1-2 (0-2 Big 12) on the season after being defeated by the Iowa State Cyclones, 37-30, this past Saturday. Oklahoma’s defense struggled for the 2nd consecutive game and the Sooners could not fight back after TD runs by both Brock Purdy & Breece Hall in a span of about three minutes late in the 4th gave Iowa State the lead for good. Oklahoma was outgained by Iowa State by a 417-414 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Sooners was QB Spencer Rattler who completed 25 of 36 passes for 300 yards, 2 TD, and an INT.
On the season, Oklahoma is averaging 37.7 ppg on 513.0 total yards per game (390.3 passing yds/g; 122.7 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Oklahoma has been led by QB Spencer Rattler who has completed 73.4% of his passes for 977 yards, 10 TD, & 4 INT. The Oklahoma backfield has been led by RB Seth McGowan (34 att, 181 att, 2 TD) and T.J. Pledger (24 att, 88 yards). The top receivers for the Sooners have been Austin Stogner (11 rec, 174 yards), Charleston Rambo (13 rec, 171 yards, 2 TD), Marvin Mims (11 rec, 144 yards, 3 TD), Drake Stoops (4 rec, 102 yards, TD), and Theo Howard (7 rec, 102 yards).
Defensively, Oklahoma is allowing their opponents to average 25.0 ppg on 317.3 total yards per game (232.3 passing yds/g; 85.0 rushing yds/g).
The Longhorns are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games agianst Oklahoma, however, are just 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games The Sooners are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in October.
Both Texas & Oklahoma haven’t looked great so far this season, however, the Red River Showdown is usually entertaining as both teams have offenses that can put points up on the board and defenses that have looked lost over the last two weeks. I think this is going to be a competitive game, however, I have to give the edge to Texas as I trust the veteran leadership of Sam Ehlinger over Oklahoma’s Spencer Rattler who although talented, has struggled in key moments and has had some issues with turnovers. Take Texas and the points. Good Luck!