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Longhorns vs. Cowboys Betting Preview

Texas and Oklahoma State get their Big 12 seasons started when they hook up in Stillwater Saturday night (7:50 pm ET, Fox).

The 3-0 Longhorns were early three-point favorites over the 2-1 Cowboys, who have won the last two games in this series.

The road team has won five of the past seven meetings of the Cowboys and Longhorns.

View Texas vs Oklahoma State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to side with the Cowboys in this one will find them as 2-point favorites at Bovada. The total was sitting at 65 late Friday at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 17-rated Cowboys and the No. 5-rated Longhorns in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 34-32 win for the Cowboys on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oklahoma State's No. 1-ranked offense (62.3 PPG) against a Longhorns defense that ranks No. 28 at 16 PPG. The Cowboys passing attack has averaged 378.3 yards per game, more than the Longhorns give up through the air (180 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Longhorns own the league's No. 62-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 170 yards per game when on the road. Oklahoma State, on the other hand, rates No. 4 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Texas was a 66-31 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Mississippi. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (97) made winners of OVER bettors. In Texas's last outing, David Ash threw for 326 yards to lead the Longhorns over Mississippi 66-31 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

In their last action, Oklahoma State was a 65-24 winner at home against Louisiana-Lafayette. They covered the 23.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (89) was profitable news for OVER bettors. J.W. Walsh's 347-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as Oklahoma State earned a 65-24 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium.

Texas Longhorns Trends:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 4-6

Oklahoma State Cowboys Trends:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on turf are 10-0
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 8-2

A few Longhorns at Cowboys trends to consider:
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma State
Texas is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing Oklahoma State
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas's last 8 games
Oklahoma State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Oklahoma State is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oklahoma State's last 9 games when playing Texas
Oklahoma State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Texas

Next up:
Texas home to West Virginia, Saturday, October 6
Oklahoma State at Kansas, Saturday, October 13