College football gambling surprises have been regular with the Texas Longhorns as well this season but for all of the wrong reasons as Texas is a major NCAA football gambling disappointment.
On Thanksgiving Night the Texas Longhorns will host the Texas A&M Aggies in one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports as ESPN will telecast the matchup which is scheduled to kickoff at 8 PM ET. Sports-Gambling opened with Texas A&M as a 3 point favorite.
The #17 Texas A&M Aggies are riding a 5 game winning streak into this matchup and have an overall record of 8-3 straight up and 7-4 with the college football odds with 6 of their games going over the total.
The difference maker has been quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who began the season as a receiver only to end up as the new QB when senior Jerrod Johnson faltered and the Aggies were a 3-3 flop to start the year. Tannehill has completed 69% of his passes for 7.7 yards per attempt with a tidy 10/3 touchdown/interception ratio.
Cyrus Gray offers the offense balance with 810 yards and a 5.3 yards per carry average with 10 touchdowns. The Aggies made their statement of being for real in last week’s exciting 9-6 home payout over Nebraska. Texas A&M has also shown significant improvement on defense as they rank 32 in the nation for points allowed.
The Texas Longhorns have suffered a steep decline from last year’s appearance in the BCS title game as they have a record of 5-6 straight up and 3-8 with the college football lines. Texas has gone under the total in 7 of 11 games. The Longhorns snapped a 4 game losing streak last week in their 51-17 home payout over Florida Atlantic.
Garrett Gilbert has not proven to be a capable replacement for Colt McCoy at quarterback as he has averaged just 6.3 yards per attempt with a 9/15 TD/INT ratio. The ground attack also remains a constant source of frustration and the offense ranks only 85th for points scored while the defense has also slipped to 49th for points allowed.