The Oklahoma Sooners (3-2 SU, 2-3 ATS) look to avoid losing three in a row for the first time in 24 years when they host the Texas Longhorns (3-2, 4-1) on Saturday in Week 6 college football action. The Sooners are coming off a crushing 55-24 loss to TCU last weekend in their second straight outright loss as betting favorites.

Texas aims to build on last Saturday’s decisive 38-20 victory over West Virginia as 7.5-point chalk. However, the Longhorns have failed to tally straight-up wins on consecutive weekends since last October.

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Texas vs Oklahoma Opening Odds

The Longhorns have made gains at the sportsbooks since opening as 5-point road favorites, and are now perched as 7-point chalk. The total has also climbed slightly, rising to a lofty 65.5 since opening at 65.

The Sooners have largely dominated Texas in recent meetings between these Big 12 Conference rivals, winning each of the last four outright and 10 of 13 since 2009. That run includes five straight victories on home turf, capped by a 53-45 win as 3-point favorites the last time they hosted the Longhorns two years ago.

However, Oklahoma has produced streaky results at the sportsbooks when facing the Longhorns, covering in three of their past four meetings after suffering against the spread losses in each of their previous six.

High-scoring games have been commonplace in recent matchups. These squads have combined to score 85 or more total points in four of their past seven dates, including each of the past two, with the OVER going 4-3 over that stretch. 

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  • Best Spread
    -102
    -110
    TEXAS-7.5
    +8OU
  • Best Moneyline
    -265
    +240
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    OU
  • Best Total
    -110
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    Over65
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Longhorns Rebound From Brutal Week 4 Loss 

After melting down defensively in an ugly 37-34 overtime loss to Texas Tech in Week 4, the Longhorns bounced back with steady performances on both sides of the ball in last weekend’s win over the Mountaineers. The Texas offense put things out of reach quickly with touchdowns on five of its first seven possessions, while the defense slammed the door on a feeble West Virginia attack until garbage time, surrendering just 75 total yards on the Mountaineers’ first five possessions.

Hudson Card turned in his best performance since taking over the reins of the Longhorns offense from injured starting quarterback Quinn Ewers, going 21-for-27 for 303 yards and three touchdowns.

Card has now tossed for six scores and just one pick while making three straight starts. He has developed chemistry with receiver Xavier Worthy, who racked up 119 receiving yards and two scoring catches in last week’s win.

With reports suggesting that Ewers is close to returning from a clavicle injury, the Longhorns suddenly find themselves facing a minor quarterback controversy. However, the return of the bomb-throwing freshman could mean another big day for Worthy on Saturday.

Sooners Bounced From Rankings In Wake Of Embarrassing Loss

Already reeling from a stunning 41-34 loss to the visiting Kansas State Wildcats two weeks ago, things went from bad to worse for Oklahoma in last Saturday’s blowout loss to the Horned Frogs.

Hampered by a pair of injuries to key personnel, and all-around sloppy play, the Sooners have now been lit up for 96 total points during their two-game slide, and have been bounced from the AP Top 25 rankings after being pegged at No. 6 just two weeks ago.

Faced with limited opportunities to generate offense by a Sooners defense that could not get off the field, quarterback Dillon Gabriel connected on just seven of 16 pass attempts for 126 yards and no scores before leaving the game with a possible concussion that leaves his status for Saturday far from certain.

Later in the game, defensive back Damond Harmon suffered a serious neck injury, further depleting a Sooners defense that surrendered a massive 668 total yards to TCU after giving up 509 yards to the Wildcats in Week 4.

Texas: Keys To Win

The Longhorns demonstrated both character and discipline by bouncing back from their horrible Week 4 loss to the Red Raiders. Speculation about who will get the call under center remains a potential source of unwanted distraction.

But regardless of who is guiding the offense, another fast start on both sides of the ball and finding the end zone early will amp up the pressure on a Sooners squad on the verge of free fall.

Oklahoma: Keys To Win

In the wake of their first back-to-back losses as betting chalk since 2020, and facing big health questions, the Sooners must find a way to simplify their approach if they are to return to the win column against a rapidly improving Longhorns squad.

In addition to avoiding surrendering the first score for a fifth straight game, the Sooners can benefit by giving heavy workloads to the backfield duo of freshman Jovantae Barnes and senior Eric Gray, who combined to score three touchdowns in last week’s loss. 

College Football Computer Pick: Sooners +7

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Shark Bites
  • Texas is 1-2 SU and ATS in its last 3 as a road underdog.
  • Oklahoma is 1-4 SU in its last 5 vs Big 12 rivals.
  • The UNDER is 8-3 in Texas’ last 11 games.
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