Tostitos Fiesta Bowl odds players know that both teams fell short of where they ultimately wanted to be. The Tostitos Fiesta Bowl betting question is which team is LESS disappointed. It’s a well known Tostitos Fiesta Bowl odds fact that Ohio State has struggled mightily against upper echelon power teams like Texas in recent years.
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl betting handicappers recall the Buckeyes two major failures in that role for 2008. The first disaster that led to Ohio State’s posting on the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl odds board was a 3-35 debacle at Southern Cal, where the Buckeyes were 10.5 point dogs.
That was followed by a home loss to Penn State, the eventual Big Ten champions, by a score of 6-13 as 1.5 dogs. Tostitos Fiesta Bowl betting fans recall how totally helpless OSU looked on offense in both of those games. In fact, Tostitos Fiesta Bowl odds players were alarmed at Ohio State’s lack of offensive production all season.
Ohio State ranked 79th nationally on offense and an even worse 104th in passing. The Buckeyes have a Tostitos Fiesta Bowl odds record of 10-2 straight up and 5-6 against the college football odds. At first glance, Tostitos Fiesta Bowl odds handicappers would have to consider Texas’ season as a great one.
The Longhorns enter with a Tostitos Fiesta Bowl odds record of 11-1 straight up and a most profitable 9-3 against the college football odds. The problem is the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl odds intangibles regarding Texas.
The Longhorns lost a tie breaker with Oklahoma in the Big 12 South despite having beaten the Sooners head to head 45-35 as 7 point dogs on October 11. Then quarterback Colt McCoy surprisingly lost the Heisman in an upset to Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford to rub salt in the wounds.
This makes figuring the Longhorns’ psyche against the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl odds quite tricky. Also, Tostitos Fiesta Bowl odds players recall that the dog covered both games in this head to head series in 2005 and 2006.
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