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How and what to watch for No. 22 Texas vs. Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl

Both teams have disappointed so far, but Oklahoma and Texas will be fired up for the latest installment of the Red River Rivalry.

Texas Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger warms up for the an NCAA college football game against TCU Horned Frogs at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Ricardo B. Brazziell-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners will look to bounce back after both teams suffered losses on Saturday. The two will match up in another edition of the Red River Rivalry on Saturday, Oct. 10 from the Cotton Bowl.

Oklahoma is one of the constants of the College Football Playoff, but no team has made it with two losses. The Sooners fell short in two of their three games this season including Saturday when they lost to the Iowa State Cyclones 37-30. Oklahoma led by 21 points but still lost to the Kansas State Wildcats. Spencer Rattler threw for 300 yards in the loss with a pair of touchdowns and an interception.

As for Texas, the Longhorns fell to the TCU Horned Frogs 33-31 on Saturday with a crushing fumble at the 1-yard line late in the fourth quarter. Sam Ehlinger struggled against TCU last season with four interceptions and struggled again against the Horned Frogs. He completed 17 of 36 passes for 236 yards and four touchdowns. He finished with an interception as well.

Oklahoma has won the last two games of this series including a 34-27 win over Texas in 2019.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch this game Saturday, October 10th at 12:00 ET on Fox.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Texas (+2.5) vs. Oklahoma
Point Total: O/U 70 (-110)
Money line: Texas (+118), Oklahoma (-143)

  • Texas is 7-1 against the spread in its last eight games against Oklahoma.
  • The over hit in four of Texas’ last five games.
  • Oklahoma is 2-8 against the spread in its last 10 games.
  • Oklahoma is 17-3 straight up in its last 20 games as the favorite.

The Best Bet

The best bet is to stay away from this one because the Red River Rivalry could go in all sorts of directions. There is no outcome that would surprise me. We’ve seen Texas lose multiple games in a season, and we just saw Oklahoma lose two in a row. Let’s just go with the strategy of going after the over, kick back and watch the points flood in. Both defenses have been far from impressive, and this could be a battle of offenses that have plenty to prove.

Pick: Over 70

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