Texas vs. Oklahoma Prediction, Odds, Spread and Over/Under for College Football Week 6

Texas Longhorns quarterback Quinn Ewers (3)
Texas Longhorns quarterback Quinn Ewers (3) / Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

This will be the first time the Red River Rivalry is played with neither team ranked in the AP Top 25 since 1998. Texas and Oklahoma are both gearing up for the SEC by being non-competitive in the Big 12 and carrying two losses into Week 6. Oklahoma got blown out by TCU a week ago and Texas had to bounce back to beat a bad West Virginia team after losing to Texas Tech in Week 4. 

For the first time in a longtime, the Red River Rivalry is not one of the games of the week, but there may still be some value with the Longhorns as a 6.5 point favorite at the Cotton Bowl.  

Texas vs. Oklahoma Odds, Spread and Total

Oklahoma and Texas Betting Trends

  • Oklahoma is 2-3 ATS
  • Texas is 4-1 ATS

Texas vs. Oklahoma Prediction and Pick

Quinn Ewers did not play against WVU in the Longhorns 38-20 win last week, but he did dress and it does seem like he is very close to returning. I fully expect him to play against Oklahoma in his first action since he suffered a shoulder injury against Alabama. Now, we just have to wonder if that Texas defense that showed up against Bama will be back or if they’ll play more like the team that gave up 37 to Texas Tech. 

While Ewers is planning a return, the Sooners starting QB might be out. Dillon Gabriel suffered a concussion in Week 5 against TCU and it is still up in the air whether he will miss the game. Again, the question marks lie on the defensive side of the ball. The Sooners gave up 55 points to TCU and the Horned Frogs quarterback, Max Duggan went 23-33 for 302 yards and three touchdowns. Not to mention the 116 yards and two touchdowns he added on just five rushing attempts. 

Brent Venables has not figured out how to get Oklahoma to play defense just like Alex Grinch struggled to before him. Allowing 668 yards to TCU is just absurd and Ewers is certainly a more talented quarterback than Duggan. Oh and the Horned Frogs running back Kendre Miller went for 136 and two touchdowns on just 13 carries.

That means the Sooners defense allowed almost nine yards a carry and now have to face Bijon Robinson, one of the most talented running backs in college football. 

I haven’t loved what I’ve seen from Texas, but it’s been a whole lot better than the dumpster fire in Norman Oklahoma. 

Pick: Texas -6.5 (-105)

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