Saturday, October 31, 2020, Boone Pickets Stadium, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 4 p.m. ET
Longhorns at Cowboys Betting Preview: Longhorns (+4), Cowboys (-4)
The Longhorns (3-2, 2-2 Big 12) ended a brief two-game slide with their 27-16 win over Baylor last week, but after losses to TCU and Oklahoma they could used a “statement” win over a ranked opponent like the Cowboys.
“I think we’re headed towards our ‘A’ game, and, hopefully, we can show up and deliver that in Stillwater because we’re going to need it,” Texas coach Tom Herman said. “We’ve got it in us. I know we do. We’ve been building towards it, for sure.
“We are for certain a work in progress, but we made a lot a lot of strides in that bye week leading up to Baylor. I expect us to continue on our trajectory north for improvement and development and, hopefully, give Oklahoma State our best shot.”
Quarterback Sam Ehlinger has passed for 557 yards and rushed for 163 the last two games, but now has five interceptions over the last four games. Joshua Moore has 21 receptions for 328 yards and six touchdowns.
Oklahoma State Cowboys
The No. 6 Cowboys (4-0, 3-0 Big 12) are off to their first 4-0 start since 2015 and currently are carrying the Big 12’s hopes for a playoff spot as the league’s only undefeated team. Kansas State is unbeaten in league play but started its season with a non-conference loss to Arkansas State.
“We are playing good football, but we need to play better,” Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said. “We still have a few more mistakes in games than I would want. We have to minimize those mistakes whether it is turnovers, penalty yards, or momentum swings.”
The Longhorns have dominated the series, holding a 25-9 advantage, but the Cowboys have won four of the past five meetings and seven of its last 10 games with the Longhorns, though Texas won 36-30 last year in Austin. Texas hasn’t won in Stillwater since 2014.
Though it may not match the intensity or tradition of Texas-Oklahoma, Gundy said there is always something a “little extra” about the Cowboys’ game against the Longhorns.
“Our players enjoy that game,” Gundy said. “It’s just a game, but because of location and the history of their organization, it becomes a little bit bigger to the people in the state of Oklahoma.”
Longhorns at Cowboys Betting Pick for October 31, 2020
Oklahoma State’s defense has allowed just 12 points per game, fourth best among teams that have played more than three games. Texas’ offense has averaged 45 points a game but is coming off a season low in the 27-16 win over Baylor.
Longhorns at Cowboys Betting Pick:
Cowboys 41, Longhorns 35
Longhorns at Cowboys Best Bet for October 31, 2020
Chubba Hubbard has posted three consecutive triple-digit rushing games after gaining 139 yards on 24 carries against Iowa State. Injured in the opening win over Tulsa, Spencer Sanders passed for 235 yards against Iowa State in his first game back. He and Texas’ Sam Ehlinger could produce a real shootout.
Longhorns at Cowboys Best Bet: OVER 61.5