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NCAA Football Betting: Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma Sooners

It’s time for the annual Red River Shootout, so get in on all of the great NCAA football betting action between the Longhorns and the Sooners.

Kickoff from the Cotton Bowl in Dallas is set for high noon. Oklahoma dominated this series from 2000 to 2004, but the past three seasons have belonged to the Longhorns. They are 2-1 SU and 3-0 ATS, covering the spread by an average of 15.0 points per game.

Both teams are ranked in the Top-5, as Texas is ranked 5th in the nation, while Oklahoma chimes in at #1 in this week’s AP Poll. This year’s version of the Texas Longhorns (5-0, 5-0 ATS) is starting to look at lot more like the team in 2005 that went 11-2 ATS. They aren’t just beating teams this year, they’re murdering them.

College football betting fans who have wagered against the Horns have had no luck whatsoever, as Texas has outscored their five opponents by 35.8 points per game, and are beating the spread by an average of 12.3 points per game. Last week against Colorado, the football betting odds suggested a look-ahead game for Texas, only favoring them by 12-points over the Buffs.

QB Colt McCoy racked up 301 total yards of offense and threw for two TDs, leading the Horns over Colorado 38-14. The Longhorns are in the Top-30 in every major offensive and defensive category except for passing defense.

Last week, the Sooners (5-0, 4-0 ATS) handed the Baylor Bears a 49-17 defeat without any difficulties for their football betting backers, marking OU’s sixth victory in the L/7 games against the NCAA betting line.

Oklahoma has beaten the spread by an average of 9.5 points per game in ’08. Sophomore QB Sam Bradford leads the Oklahoma offense, which ranks 5th in the land with 540 yards per game. He has thrown for 1665 yards and 18 TDs so far in just five games, and could be poised to break several Oklahoma passing records before his time at OU is served.

The Sooners also rank in the Top-20 in every major offensive and defensive category. Oddsmakers have installed the Sooners as 7-point favorites in this year’s edition of the Red River Shootout.

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