Big XII Championship: Texas Longhorns vs Oklahoma Sooners

Big XII Championship Football Game

Shootout Expected Between Texas and Oklahoma

The Big XII Championship game is a rematch of the “Red River Shootout” and it is expected to be Explosive. The Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners renew one of best rivals in College Football. AT&T Stadium should be rocking all afternoon for this rematch.

TV: Noon ET, ABC.

LINE: Oklahoma -8; O/U: 78.

Lincoln Riley’s dynamic offense at Oklahoma has been explosive enough this season to make up for one of the worst defenses in the country. Texas knows all about the one time it wasn’t.

The fifth-ranked Sooners hope to avenge their only loss of the season. They also want to impress the College Football Playoff committee enough to move up from the No. 5 spot in the CFP rankings. No. 9 Texas has to win the Big 12 Championship Game to have a chance at the CFP.

Oklahoma leads FBS in scoring at 50.3 points per game and total offense at 583.8 yards per game. They finished the regular season on a six-game winning streak. This was with little help from the defense. They surrendered 47.3 points per game in its last four of those contests, and at least 40 points in each contest. Luckily the offense averaged 53.3 ppg.

The Sooners have failed to score at least 48 points in only three games this year. The last one came on Oct. 6th. The Sooners needed less than six minutes in the fourth quarter to erase a 21-point deficit against Texas. The Longhorns got a game-winning 40-yard field goal from Cameron Dicker as time expired for a 48-45 victory.

Texas has been living on the edge for most of the season. All but one of its last eight games were decided by one score and they won six of them. The Longhorns are making their sixth Big 12 Championship appearance and first since 2009.

The Sooners are seeking their fourth consecutive conference crown and a ninth championship win in 18 league title games.

Both Offenses are in High Gear

The Longhorns are 9-3 on the season and could easily have had a one or two loss season.

Sam Ehlinger is responsible for the two highest total offense outputs by a Longhorn quarterback in the 113-game history of this rivalry. He produced 386 yards of total offense and five total touchdowns in the first meeting this season and 388 in last seasons’ game. He has been playing through a shoulder injury since Oct. 13.

Lil’ Jordan Humphrey has 72 catches and 1,058 receiving yards, along with eight TD’s on the season. Collin Johnson has 57 catches , 768 yards, and six TD’s. They are one of only 14 duos in FBS with at least 55 catches. Humphrey is only the fifth player in school history with at least 1,000 yards and eight receiving TD’s in a season.

Dicker’s 34-yard field goal against the Jayhawks tied him with Dusty Magnum for the most made field goals ever by a Texas freshman. They both had 16.

The Longhorns are the only school in the Big 12 with a winning record against the Sooners with a 62-46-5 record. The Longhorns 6-3 in one-possession games this season.

The Sooners are 11-1 on the season.

Heisman Trophy candidate Kyler Murray is the first player in FBS history to average at least 300 passing yards and 60 rushing yards for an entire regular season. He averages 306.2 yards through the air and 71.1 on the ground. Murray leads an offense that is the first in FBS history to record at least 500 yards of total offense in nine regular-season games.

Starting running back Trey Sirmon is still limited due to a shoulder injury, so freshman Kennedy Brooks took over the team lead in rushing.  He has 993 yards and boasts an FBS best 9.6 yards per carry.

Since returning to full strength prior to the Oklahoma State victory, junior receiver Marquise Brown has caught 25 passes for 450 yards and three TD’s.

Oklahoma’s eight-game streak of scoring at least 45 points is tied for the longest among FBS teams since at least 1980.

This game marks the second in-season rematch between the arch-rivals and first since 1903.

PREDICTION: Oklahoma 56, Texas 49

Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Texas9-35-6-131.6725.176.54-2-11-46-63-43-2
Oklahoma11-14-7-150.3332.8317.53-41-3-110-1-15-1-15-0
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
TEXAS13.0715.58-2.52
OKLA11.613.68-2.08
Yards Per Pass
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
TEXAS11.5712.04-0.47
OKLA16.6712.883.79
Yards Per Rush
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
TEXAS3.853.94-0.09
OKLA6.974.112.86
Team Records

Texas Longhorns

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall9-36-13-25-6-14-2-11-431.6725.176.50
vs Conf7-24-13-14-4-13-1-11-331.7825.895.89
Last 33-01-02-02-11-01-129.6720.339.34

Oklahoma Sooners

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall11-17-04-14-7-13-41-3-150.3332.8317.50
vs Conf8-14-04-13-5-12-21-3-151.5637.5614.00
Last 33-02-01-00-2-10-20-0-154.0047.676.33

Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense31.674532.83100
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense50.33125.1754

Head To Head Summary

NameRecordATSOUScoreRushYPRPACPPYTYTO +/-
Texas4-66-3-16-427.20157.103.8234.9057.59226.80383.901.80
Oklahoma6-43-6-16-434.60151.504.1133.9061.06278.10429.601.80

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Oct 6, 2018OKLATEXAS45-4822231053231773245010
Oct 14, 2017OKLATEXAS29-2417434451811392894280
Oct 8, 2016OKLATEXAS45-4028239067241802454252
Oct 10, 2015OKLATEXAS17-24672112781313553680
Oct 11, 2014TEXASOKLA26-3114833448211031292320
Oct 12, 2013OKLATEXAS20-3613013326322551904452
Oct 13, 2012TEXASOKLA21-637421528933433346771
Oct 8, 2011OKLATEXAS55-17863674531362232595
Oct 2, 2010TEXASOKLA20-2810726637321242363600
Oct 17, 2009OKLATEXAS13-16-1632731151421272693

Big XII Championship Game Betting Odds & Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Texas Longhorns

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Nov 23, 2018KANSAS24-17W-15.5/50.5L/U1431542971371592961A
Nov 17, 2018IOWAST24-10W-1.5/50.5W/U17922640562148210-1H
Nov 10, 2018TXTECH41-34W-2/62.5W/O157312469141454595-3A
Nov 3, 2018WESTV41-42L1/58P/O1663545202323465781H
Oct 27, 2018OKLAST35-38L-2.5/60L/O1192834021813215020A

Oklahoma Sooners

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Nov 23, 2018WESTV59-56W-3/86.5P/O3043646681655397040A
Nov 17, 2018KANSAS55-40W-35/69L/O2942725663481765242H
Nov 10, 2018OKLAST48-47W-21.5/80L/O353349702139501640-1H
Nov 3, 2018TXTECH51-46W-14/78L/O3233606831073664732A
Oct 27, 2018KAN.ST51-14W-24/65W/P322380702137108245-1H

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