College football betting fans will have the choice of #20 Oklahoma or #3 Texas in what could be a dangerous spot for the Longhorns with the college football lines. The Oklahoma Sooners have a college football betting record of 3-2 straight up and 1-3 against the spread but could be a very live dog in this one as Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford has returned at quarterback.
In last week’s 33-7 win over Baylor, Bradford threw for 389 yards and a touchdown as the Sooners looked like the preseason top 10 team that they were before losses to BYU and Miami-Florida. Bradford’s numbers would have been better were it not for numerous OU drops by the receivers.
“I was disappointed in the drops, but I think a lot of that is inexperience”, said coach Bob Stoops. “We have all kinds of yardage and big plays if we just catch the ball better. I’m hopeful and I believe the ability is there”. Bradford gives the OU offense a much needed boost with the college football lines as it ranks 17th in scoring.
The Sooner defense remains one of the best in college football betting as it ranks 3rd in the nation for points permitted. The Texas Longhorns have a college football betting record of 5-0 straight up but just 1-4 against the spread.
As that college football betting record indicates the Longhorns have been sloppy overlays that win but also make a lot of errors. Texas has the top scoring team in college football betting but ranks 16th in scoring defense.
Quarterback Colt McCoy, a Heisman finalist last year, has been less than stellar in 2009 as he has a 10/6 touchdown to interception ratio. Last week Texas scored a lackluster 38-14 college football betting win over Colorado but never came close to covering as 33.5 point favorites and was trailing midway through the 3rd quarter.
Texas has struggled on the ground and that has hurt their college football betting results as it has put too much pressure on McCoy. “We have to get better at running the football”, said the senior QB. Texas has gotten the cash in 4 out of the last 5 meetings in this series against the Sooners.