Wyoming at Texas Prediction - College Football Picks 9/16/23
Texas Longhorns (2-0) vs Wyoming Cowboys (2-0)
Game Info: Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium/Jamail Field)
Betting Odds: Texas Longhorns -26.5 -- Over/Under: 51.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Texas Longhorns will meet the Wyoming Cowboys in non-conference action this weekend in Austin from DKR Stadium on LHN. Texas has won all five matchups between the two states, with the most recent coming in 2012 by a final score of 37-17.
Wyoming Cowboys Preview
Wyoming enters at 2-0 defeating Portland State at home by a final score of 31-17. The Cowboys followed up their upset victory over Texas Tech in style, controlling the entire contest, and they’ll now travel for the first time this season this weekend. Through two games, the Wyoming offense is scoring 33.0 ppg, while totaling 345.5 yards per game, gaining 175.0 ypg through the air, and rushing for 170.5 ypg.
Wyoming Player Notes
• Andrew Peasley played well against Portland State, passing for 201 yards and three touchdowns. Peasley showed up against Texas Tech, but he’ll now face a much steeper test in Austin in efforts to double down against the Big 12. Peasley has passed for 350 yards, with five touchdowns to one interception, and he’s rushed for 111 yards and another score.
• Sam Scott and D.Q. James split the load for the Cowboys, and the former scored in the TTU victory, and led with 70 yards in the win over Portland State.
• Holy Cross transfer Ayir Asante caught a pair of touchdowns in last week’s contest, while Wyatt Wieland also scored, and leads the wideout group with five receptions.
• The Wyoming defense let Portland State convert 11/20 on third downs, while allowing 344 total yards.
Texas Longhorns Preview
Texas comes in at 2-0 after defeating Alabama in Tuscaloosa, 24-14. The Longhorns completed the mission this year and shocked us all with one of the biggest wins in team history, and they’ll now look to avoid any form of hangover here against the Cowboys. Through two contests, the Texas offense is averaging 456 total yards per game, passing for 324.5 ypg, while gaining 131.5 ypg on the ground.
Texas Player Notes
• Quinn Ewers completed the ultimate redemption story by leading the Longhorns to a program-changing victory over Alabama. Ewers passed for 349 yards, and tossed three scores for the second week in a row, and he’ll look to keep things going against Wyoming this weekend.
• Jonathan Brooks led the backfield again with 57 yards on the ground with a score in the win over Bama, while CJ Baxter added 51 all-purpose yards.
• Junior wideout Xavier Worthy showed up again with five catches for 75 yards and a score against the Tide, and he’s up to splits of 12/165/1 thru two games.
• Third-year tight end Ja’Tavion Sanders led the Horns with five catches for 114 receiving yards last week.
• The Texas defense held Alabama to 5/14 on third downs, while allowing 362 yards of total offense.
Corey’s Free Pick
Wyoming week out in Week 1 and pulled off one of the biggest wins in team history, but it’s fallen under the radar due to the success in Boulder, just like what Texas went out and pulled off in Tuscaloosa last weekend, and both schools deserve some added praise for their start to the season. The Longhorns will return home here on heels of cementing their name in the CFB Playoff picture, and while I don’t believe they will slip up here at DKR, this feels like a large margin to give an experienced Wyoming squad. I’m not suggesting we spot the Cowboys the points at all, but with the total at an approachable number let’s lean on a strong follow-up effort from Texas at home, and take the Over for this contest.