Friday, October 5, 2018

College Football Saturday: Oklahoma, Texas Renew Red River Rivalry



#397 Oklahoma -7 over Texas O/U 60 (12 PM ET Saturday, October 6)

The Oklahoma Sooners look to remain unbeaten when they take on the Texas Longhorns in the renewal of the Red River Rivalry. Kickoff is set for 12:05 PM ET at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas where the Sooners are -7 point favorites. The total is 60.

Oklahoma (5-0, 2-3 ATS) boasts the Big 12's highest-scoring offense (48.6). Oklahoma moved to 5-0 for the first time since 2013 last weekend, scoring at least 14 points in every quarter while routing Baylor 66-33. QB Kyler Murray sat out the opening drive against Baylor for disciplinary reasons but still managed to tie a school record by accounting for seven touchdowns while setting Big 12 marks in passing efficiency (348.0), yards per pass attempt (20.8) and yards per completion (25.4). 

Texas (4-1, 2-3 ATS) has knocked off ranked teams in USC and TCU during a four-game winning streak on the strength of the conference's second-best scoring defense (19.8 points per game). The Longhorns are coming off a 19-14 victory at Kansas State last week despite committing 10 penalties for 104 yards - an area they'll need to clean up against the Big 12's highest-scoring offense.

Despite the Sooners' recent run of dominance inside the conference, each of the archrivals' last four meetings has been decided by seven points or fewer.

Texas is the only Big 12 program with a winning record against Oklahoma (61-46-5), although the Sooners have won six of the last eight meetings.

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