The two quarterbacks will be front and center Saturday when No. 6 Oklahoma faces the No. 11 Longhorns in the Red River Showdown in Dallas' Cotton Bowl.
The Longhorns kickoff against the Sooners in Red River this coming weekend on October 12 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas at 11 a.m. CT. But Connelly's pick still falls just below the 75.5-point over/under.
Yet, with the betting line up to double-digits, 62% of the betting public is taking Texas with the points. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game. Oklahoma's resume has wins over South Dakota, Kansas, Texas Tech, and the horrendous UCLA Bruins. Since 2010, Oklahoma has gone 7-3 overall against Texas.
In the last three meetings with Herman and Riley at the helm, the Sooners (1,050 total yards) and Longhorns (929 yards) have been separated by just 121 yards of offense. They rank fifth nationally in both passing and rushing. Jalen Hurts is having a Heisman-like season. The Sooners are 14-14-1 as favorites in the same stretch. The Sooners (644 ypg) and Longhorns (484 ypg) are going to make big plays on offense, and it's about the team that handles the swings and the sudden changes.
The Longhorns have been great offensively this year, but have struggled on defense. Texas is giving up 26.6 points and 441.8 yards per game. Offensively, Texas is putting up 41.8 points and 485.2 yards per contest.
He also has rushed for 499 yards and seven touchdowns. Four plays later, Texas scored to take a two-touchdown lead early in the third quarter.
The Sooners should win this game without any problem.
Hurts has been shown a narrow focus so far at Oklahoma, stressing constant improvement and not showing distraction regarding big games or outside storylines. "I think there's a lot more confidence in that statement than last year's team had". Ehlinger has been consistent, putting up at least 25.9 points in DFS in every game on DK, and averaging 34.1 on the season.