One of the best and most highly anticipated games on the college football schedule each year is the Red River Rivalry. The Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns will resume their rivalry on Saturday morning, and this is a battle of top-10 teams. There is always plenty of exciting plays when these teams meet up, and expect much of the same in this game on Saturday.
Oklahoma comes into this game as the 6th ranked team in the country, but they could move up quickly with a win in this game. The Sooners are a perfect 5-0 so far this season, and have won each of their games by at least 18 points. Texas comes into this game with a 4-1 record, but their only loss was to LSU. The Longhorns are currently the 11th ranked team in college football, but they can still play their way back into the College Football Playoffs. Oklahoma is a -10.5 point favorite over Texas in the 2019 version of the Red River Rivalry game.
Oklahoma Offense is Flying High Again
The Oklahoma Sooners lost quarterback Kyler Murray to the NFL at the end of the 2018 season, but they have picked up where they left off a season ago. The Oklahoma Sooners are averaging over 355 passing yards per game to go along with 288 rushing yards per game, and no team has been able to slow them down. Quarterback Jalen Hurts has already thrown 14 touchdown passes this season, and also leads the team with 499 rushing yards. Hurts is playing like a Heisman Trophy candidate this season, and he has the Sooners offense flying high.
Defense was an area of concern for the Sooners a season ago, but it looks as if they have fixed that issue. The Sooners are giving up just 18 points per game, although that number could get tested in this one. Oklahoma has racked up 13 sacks so far this season, and they have plenty of athletes on that side of the ball.
The Sooners defense has been on the field a ton this season, but they will need their offense to give them a break in this game.
Texas Defense Will Be Tested
Texas feels that they will be able to keep up with the the Oklahoma offense in this game, but their defense could be tested in a big way. The Longhorns have allowed 26.6 points per game this season, and gave up 45 points in their lone loss of the season. Texas has given up a ton of passing yards this season, but does have nine interceptions. The Longhorns will likely need to force some turnovers to keep this game close.
Quarterback Sam Ehlinger has been putting up huge numbers this season as well, but he could use some help at times. Ehlinger has thrown for over 1,700 yards and has thrown 17 touchdown passes to just two interceptions. The Longhorns are running for just 175 yards per game, which isn’t even in the top 50, and that could be a problem in this game. Texas will try to throw the ball to keep up with the Sooners, but their running game must show up as well.
Sooners Just Too Much For Longhorns This Season
These teams split their two matchups a season ago, but don’t expect that to be the case this season. Oklahoma has reloaded their roster this season, and they have been putting up huge numbers in 2019. The Sooners have been blowing out teams all season long, and they come into this game with a ton of momentum. Texas has been playing well of late as well, but they just don’t have the weapons to keep up with Oklahoma in this game. Bet the Oklahoma Sooners -9.5 over the Texas Longhorns in the Red River Rivalry game. Take the Sooners at our favorite pay per head location at payperhead247.com
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