Oklahoma Sooners vs Texas Longhorns NCAAF Week 7 Game Preview
No matter the setting and the context, a meeting between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Texas Longhorns will always be heated. After all, the Red River Rivalry is one of the best rivalries in college football and in all of college sports. Go ahead and read the 2019 NCAAF Week 7 Oklahoma vs. Texas preview by Nitrogen Sports Blog.
Oklahoma vs Texas 2019 NCAAF Week 7 game preview
When: Saturday, October 12, 2019, 12:00 PM
Where: Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas
2019 NCAAF Odds: Oklahoma (-9.5) vs. Texas (+9.5)
What to know about the Oklahoma Sooners (5-0)
Oklahoma vs. Texas 2019 NCAAF Week 7 moneyline odds for the Sooners: TBA
The Sooners started slow last Saturday, but once they got it going, they were on cruise control and never did look back in a 45-20 demolition of the Kansas Jayhawks in Lawrence.
Quarterback Jalen Hurts passed for 228 yards (16/24) and two touchdowns against an interception. Hurts is among the top contenders for the Heisman Trophy, and he’s got a chance to improve on his chances against a sturdy Longhorns team. Hurts lead all qualified quarterbacks in the Big 12 with a 75.2 completion percentage.
On the season, the former Alabama Crimson Tide signal-caller is averaging 304.6 passing yards per contest. The Longhorns should just be as worried of Hurts’ legs, as the Sooners star is also among the top rushers in the league with an average of 99.8 rushing yards per game to go with seven rushing scores. Oklahoma has plenty of weapons on offense that’s run by one of the best — if not the best — quarterbacks in the nation, which explains why they are fourth overall with 49.2 points per contest.
What to know about the Texas Longhorns (4-1)
Oklahoma vs. Texas 2019 NCAAF Week 7 moneyline odds for the Longhorns: TBA
A year after getting upset by the West Virginia Mountaineers, the Longhorns finally got their revenge, as they eked out a 42-31 win in Morgantown last Saturday. Ehlinger threw for 211 yards (18/33) and two touchdowns with an interception. He also added 45 rushing yards and two touchdowns on nine rushing attempts.
Ehlinger has what it takes to match up the production of Hurts, and also the athleticism to make Oklahoma’s defense work extra on that side of the ball. Ehlinger is averaging 289.6 passing yards per game with a conference-leading 17 touchdowns thrown thus far this year.
Ehlinger and the Longhorns beat the Sooners in Dallas last year during conference play, 48-45, with the quarterback producing 314 passing yards and two touchdowns on 24 for 35 completions, though, they lost in the Big 12 title game later in the 2018 season, 39-27.
- The Sooners have covered the spread in three of their last four games.
- The Longhorns are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games against Oklahoma.
There are three teams currently undefeated in Big 12 play, and this Sooners vs. Longhorns game will leave just two squads without a loss in the conference after the 2019 NCAAF Week 7 juncture. Have you made your NCAAF picks for Oklahoma vs. Texas? Make sure to check out our how to bet on sports piece first.