Texas at Colorado 12/29/20 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Colorado Buffaloes (4-1) vs Texas Longhorns (6-3)
Game Info: Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Alamodome)
Betting Odds: Colorado Buffaloes +9.5 -- Over/Under: 64 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Texas faces Colorado on Tuesday, December 29th at the Alamodome for the Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.
Texas ended its regular season with a win over Kansas State by the final score of 69-31 on the road. That game was on December 5th, and it gave Texas its sixth win of the season. Despite ending the season ranked inside the top-25 at #20, it was a disappointing 2020 season for Texas. Losing three games and having no shot at a Big 12 Championship nor a College Football Playoff spot was not what head coach Tom Herman had wanted from his Longhorns. Herman was thought to be on the hot seat after this season, but the Texas Athletic Director stated "he is our coach". Texas scores 41.3 points per game and earns 457.3 total yards of offense per contest as well. Texas allows 29.1 points per game to its opponents, as well as 409.8 total yards of offense per contest as well.
Colorado ended its regular season with a 38-21 loss to Utah at home. Colorado was a perfect 4-0 on the year before that loss, but the Utes were able to take down the Buffs rather easily. Colorado has to feel like the 2020 season was as much of a success as it could have been, as making it to the Alamo Bowl against Texas is a decent feat for this kind of team. Colorado may not have had any special wins this season, but a 4-1 season is impressive in the PAC-12 nonetheless. Colorado scores 29.6 points per game and earns 421.0 total yards of offense per contest as well. Colorado allows 27.0 points per game and concedes 376.8 total yards of offense per game to its opponents as well.
Texas opens as a 9.5-point favorite and the total is set at 64. Although Texas has been porous on defense this season, the Longhorns have done a decent job at stopping the run. Colorado's offense relies on the running game, and that is why I think Texas has a big edge in this contest. Giving less than that key number of 10 is why I like Texas here.