[12:03 PM] #22 Texas @ Oklahoma State

Who will WIN this matchup?

#22 Texas Longhorns (2-1)

@ Oklahoma State Cowboys (2-2)


Current odds:

Texas Longhorns: (+115)

Oklahoma State Cowboys: (-135)


ESPN simulations have Oklahoma State as XX% favorites to win the game.

Texas is 0-0 as a road team, 0-0 as an underdog and 0-0 as a road underdog.

Oklahoma State is 0-0 as a home team, 0-0 as a favorite and 0-0 as a home favorite.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Texas to win as (XX) favorites.

The line for this game Oklahoma State by 2.5 points.

No. 25 Texas will get a chance to show what it learned on its week off when it travels to Oklahoma State on Saturday. Coach Charlie Strong vowed to use the bye after a 50-43 loss to California to get the Texas defense back on track before facing a string of high-scoring Big 12 opponents.

Freshman Shane Buechele has completed 66.3 percent of his passes for 720 yards and seven TDs as the Longhorns average 44.7 points. The backfield of D’Onta Foreman (288 yards, three TDs in two games) and Chris Warren III (260 yards, three TDs) is averaging 5.6 yards per carry while backup quarterback Tyrone Swoopes has added three scores. Freshman defensive end Malcolm Roach (two sacks) could get more playing time as part of Strong’s changes to the defensive personnel.

Mason Rudolph has thrown for 1,296 yards and six TDs, connecting with James Washington (league-leading 122 receiving yards per game) for three scores. Hill (211 rushing yards, TD) had 122 yards and two fumbles in a loss at Baylor last week while Rennie Childs (158 yards) has six rushing TDs. The Cowboys have forced a league-best nine turnovers – including two interceptions by cornerback Ramon Richards – but have lost eight, including six fumbles.

Texas starting OL Kent Perkins is suspended for the game after a DWI arrest last week.

Oklahoma State S Jordan Sterns has 251 career tackles, the most among active Big 12 players and fourth among all Power-5 defensive backs.

Texas freshman DB Brandon Jones has blocked a punt in Texas’ past two games while Oklahoma State punter Zach Sinor has had two punts blocked this year.


StreakSmarts Pick: Oklahoma State Cowboys

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick