Free Week 6 Prediction: Sooners vs Longhorns Odds
Week 6 College football betting sees the Oklahoma Sooners taking on the Texas Longhorns Saturday October 10th at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Week 6: Red River Rivalry
Oklahoma Sooners (4-0) vs. Texas Longhorns (1-4)
Date: Saturday, October 10th
Time: 12:00 PM
Venue: Cotton Bowl in Dallas
NCAA Football Spread: Oklahoma -17
NCAA Betting Total: 61.0
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This year’s Red River Rivalry features two teams that are trending in complete opposite directions. The Sooners are coming off a convincing 44-24 win over ranked Big 12 foe West Virginia.
The Longhorns are coming off their third straight loss – an embarrassing 50-7 loss to in state rival TCU.
On the field, things haven’t looked great for Charlie Strong and the Texas football team. Off the field, they look even worse.
Will the Longhorns be able to unite with each other and put something respectable together for this historic rivalry game?
The Sooners will have something to say about that as they roll into Texas seeking their fifth straight win to start the year and their fifth win in the last six years against the Longhorns.
Last week, the Sooners ran into a very good football team in the Mountaineers and beat them pretty handily.
After letting West Virginia cut the lead to 27-24 with under a minute remaining in the third quarter, the Sooners rattled off 17 straight points to finish them off.
Baker Mayfield struggled a little bit early on but fell back to his form from the first three games finishing the game with 320 yards passing and 3 touchdowns.
The Sooner defense turned the Mountaineers over five times including three picks on quarterback Skyler Howard.
This week, they will be up against a Texas offense that has been a mess through the first five weeks. They have rotated between their two quarterbacks – who have combined for just three passing touchdowns.
In comparison, Mayfield has thrown for 3 touchdowns in each of the four games this season.
Surely, he is looking forward to his first Red River Rivalry game. The Longhorns being off to a historically bad start has to have him even more excited.
Mayfield could be due for a career performance up against a Longhorn defense that is the 10th worst passing defense in the FBS.
To say Texas is off to a bad start for their program standards would be an understatement. The Longhorns have a career winning percentage of .704 in over 1200 games played.
A 1-4 start has the Longhorn faithful calling for Strong’s job and wondering what happened to a program that won 10 or more games in nine straight seasons in the early 2000s.
Their quarterback carousel of Tyrone Swoopes and Jerrod Heard has been very ineffective. Their run game has been slightly better but still not great.
The defense has looked awful – particularly last week when they surrendered 604 yards to TCU.
As if the on-field struggles haven’t been enough, their players are now in the midst of all sorts of media nightmares.
They had a player on Twitter during halftime of their game last week hinting at the idea of transferring. They had players calling out each other in media sessions followed by tweets defending themselves against the media reports.
It really is a mess in Texas right now and welcoming a very good Sooner football team to their home state is the last thing they need.
The crowds will show up to the Cotton Bowl on Saturday afternoon despite Texas’s struggles but this one could be ugly.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
• The total has gone over 8 of Oklahoma’s last 10 conference games.
• Texas is 4-7 ATS in their last 11 games as an underdog.
• Texas is 1-4 SU against Oklahoma in their last five meetings.
Free Week 6 NCAA Football Prediction
Texas enters this game unranked for the third straight year after playing the Red River Rivalry game as a ranked team the previous 14 years. Texas’s off field issues may get resolved before game time but their on field issues will still remain. Mayfield and the Sooners will win this one handily.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Oklahoma -17.0
Penalties have slowed the Sooners in their first few games but it hasn’t stopped them from winning. Penalties couldn’t be enough to slow them in this one as the Sooners will put a beatdown on the Longhorns.
Week 6 Free Score Prediction: Oklahoma 48 – Texas 21
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