College Football Betting Line - Texas vs. Oklahoma
With BCS National Championship hopes dwindling after a 34-12 loss at home last week to UCLA, the Longhorns probably didn’t expect to be in a must-win college football betting line situation this early in the season.
(#21) Texas Longhorns (3-1) at (#8) Oklahoma (4-0)
3:30 PM ET on Saturday, October 2, 2010
Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX
After a 3-0 start to the year, the Longhorns seemed poised for a return to the National Championship game for the second consecutive season. However, in just their third home game, Texas would falter in large part due to a lack of concentration, resulting in costly turnovers.
The Longhorns troubles began in the second quarter when punt returner Curtis Brown and running back D.J. Monroe both fumbled setting up a touchdown and a field for the Bruins.
Before this, Texas first year starting quarterback Garrett Gilbert had already fumbled in the first quarter, but the Longhorns defense was strong, preventing UCLA from capitalizing on the turnover.
The Longhorns defense however, would eventually falter, succeeding an 80-yard drive to UCLA, ending with an 11-yard touchdown run, putting the Bruins ahead 20-3.
The game was over at this point, as UCLA and Texas traded a few scores for the rest of the second half, finishing the game by the final tally of 34-12, and Texas first loss at home since 2007.
The Oklahoma Sooners, meanwhile, are undefeated through four games but it shouldn’t go unmentioned that they barely survived a 27-24 victory over Air Force on September 18th and escaped with a 31-29 win at Cincinnati last week.
Texas has won the last two matchups against Oklahoma and they will have to limit their turnovers and get the running game going if they are to be successful. The Longhorn offense has had nine turnovers in two games, while averaging just 89 yards per game on the ground.
The key to success for Oklahoma will be there defense. The Sooners have surrendered a Big 12 worst 421.3 yards per game and have allowed 23.5 points a game this college football betting lines season.
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