Texas at Washington - 12/29/22 College Football Picks and Prediction
Washington Huskies (10-2) vs Texas Longhorns (8-4)
Game Info: Thursday, December 29, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Alamodome)
Betting Odds: Washington Huskies +3.5 -- Over/Under: 66.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Washington Huskies will play the Texas Longhorns on Thursday night in the college football Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
The Washington Huskies are 10-2 this season after they defeated Washington State by a score of 51-33 in their last game. Washington gained 703 total yards and went 11-13 on third down attempts in the win. Washington has won six straight games, and their only two losses have come against UCLA and Arizona State this year. The Washington offense is averaging 40.8 points per game with 376.7 passing yards per game and 145 rushing yards per game. Michael Penix Jr. has thrown for 4,354 yards, 29 touchdowns, and seven interceptions for the Huskies this season. Wayne Taulapapa has rushed for 779 yards and 10 touchdowns, while Rome Odunze has caught 70 passes for 1,088 yards and seven scores for Washington. The Washington defense is giving up 26.3 points per game and 368.8 yards per game.
The Texas Longhorns are 8-4 this season after they defeated Baylor by a score of 38-27 in their last game. Texas out gained Baylor by a total of 402-280 and was able to hold Baylor to only 5-18 on third down attempts. Texas won three of their last four games, while also scoring at least 34 points in the three victories. The Texas offense is averaging 35.7 points per game with 230.8 passing yards per game and 199.6 rushing yards per game. Quinn Ewers has thrown for 1,808 yards, 14 touchdowns, and six interceptions for the Longhorns this season. Jonathan Brooks has rushed for 179 yards and four touchdowns, while Xavier Worthy has caught 53 passes for 676 yards and nine scores for Texas. Texas’ star running back, Bijan Robinson, has opted out of this game. The Texas defense is allowing 21.2 points per game and 362 yards per game.
Texas is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 bowl games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games. The under is 5-1 in Texas’ last 6 bowl games. Washington is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games against the Big 12. The over is 9-3-1 in Washington’s last 13 games.
Washington comes into this game with the #1 passing attack in the country, but they also have a defense that has struggled at times this year. Texas has won three of their last four games, but will be without their star running back in this game. I expect Washington to have another big game through the air, and I don’t think Quinn Ewers will be able to make enough plays to keep up. Take Washington here.