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College Football Betting – Longhorns Look To Play Spoiler Against Cowboys

Written by Matt Stevens   
Thursday, 11 November 2010 10:41

Oklahoma State Texas Betting – Saturday, November 13th, 8:00 PM ETCollege football betting players are used to the opposite scenario, as Oklahoma State is usually trying to play the role of spoiler when they meet Texas at this point in the season. But in 2010, it’s the Longhorns who will be aiming to spoil Oklahoma State’s fun when the Cowboys come to Austin, where they haven’t had any luck as of late.

Oklahoma State Texas Betting – Saturday, November 13th, 8:00 PM ET

The No.10 Cowboys (8-1, 4-1) showed no mercy in a 55-28 romp over Baylor at home, racking up an outlandish 725 yards of offense. Receiver Justin Blackmon returned from a suspension to catch 13 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown, while adding another one on a 69-yard run. Brandon Weeden went 34-of-42 for 435 yards and three touchdowns for the Cowboys, who gave up 464 yards against the Bears, but it clearly didn’t matter. Blackmon is only a sophomore, but when he declares, he’ll be one of the top NFL picks in the draft, and he’s eerily similar to former Cowboy Dez Bryant.

The Longhorns (4-5, 2-4) may have hit their low point of the season with a 39-14 loss at Kansas State, and the 14 points were scored in the fourth quarter when Texas was down by 39 and out of it. Garrett Gilbert had a nightmare of a game, going 32-of-59 for 272 yards, a touchdown and five picks, which negated his 93 yards on the ground. The Wildcats have one of the worst  rushing defenses in the country, but Texas decided not to attack that, so you have to question the play-calling. This was also the worst performance of the season for a defense ranked fifth in the country. They looked deflated, and frankly, they should have been.

The last time that the Longhorns were a college football betting underdog in Austin in your pay per head sportsbook was September 2006, when Colt McCoy was a freshman and Ohio State came to town. The Cowboys are favored by 5.5 points in Austin, where they are 0-7 SU and 3-4 ATS in their last seven trips. Everything points to an Oklahoma State win, as they’re 3-0 ATS away from home while Texas is 0-4 ATS at home, but we’re going against the grain and picking Texas for the upset. The Longhorns need to win their last two games to become bowl eligible, and we think pride will kick in, as well as home-field advantage and a national audience. If Gilbert can take care of the ball against an opportunistic Oklahoma State defense, the Longhorns have a very good chance at playing the spoiler this week. Lay an underdog bet on Texas on Saturday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 November 2010 23:54
 
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