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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

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Texas 9-3 5-6-1 31.67 25.17 6.5 4-2-1 1-4 6-6 3-4 3-2
Oklahoma 11-1 4-7-1 50.33 32.83 17.5 3-4 1-3-1 10-1-1 5-1-1 5-0
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Name Offense Defense Differential
TEXAS 13.07 15.58 -2.52
OKLA 11.6 13.68 -2.08
Yards Per Pass
Name Offense Defense Differential
TEXAS 11.57 12.04 -0.47
OKLA 16.67 12.88 3.79
Yards Per Rush
Name Offense Defense Differential
TEXAS 3.85 3.94 -0.09
OKLA 6.97 4.11 2.86
Team Records

Texas Longhorns

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 9-3 6-1 3-2 5-6-1 4-2-1 1-4 31.67 25.17 6.50
vs Conf 7-2 4-1 3-1 4-4-1 3-1-1 1-3 31.78 25.89 5.89
Last 3 3-0 1-0 2-0 2-1 1-0 1-1 29.67 20.33 9.34

Oklahoma Sooners

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 11-1 7-0 4-1 4-7-1 3-4 1-3-1 50.33 32.83 17.50
vs Conf 8-1 4-0 4-1 3-5-1 2-2 1-3-1 51.56 37.56 14.00
Last 3 3-0 2-0 1-0 0-2-1 0-2 0-0-1 54.00 47.67 6.33

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 31.67 45 32.83 100
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 50.33 1 25.17 54

Head To Head Summary

Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Texas 4-6 6-3-1 6-4 27.20 157.10 3.82 34.90 57.59 226.80 383.90 1.80
Oklahoma 6-4 3-6-1 6-4 34.60 151.50 4.11 33.90 61.06 278.10 429.60 1.80

Head To Head Detail

Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Oct 6, 2018 OKLA TEXAS 45-48 222 310 532 3 177 324 501 0
Oct 14, 2017 OKLA TEXAS 29-24 174 344 518 1 139 289 428 0
Oct 8, 2016 OKLA TEXAS 45-40 282 390 672 4 180 245 425 2
Oct 10, 2015 OKLA TEXAS 17-24 67 211 278 1 313 55 368 0
Oct 11, 2014 TEXAS OKLA 26-31 148 334 482 1 103 129 232 0
Oct 12, 2013 OKLA TEXAS 20-36 130 133 263 2 255 190 445 2
Oct 13, 2012 TEXAS OKLA 21-63 74 215 289 3 343 334 677 1
Oct 8, 2011 OKLA TEXAS 55-17 86 367 453 1 36 223 259 5
Oct 2, 2010 TEXAS OKLA 20-28 107 266 373 2 124 236 360 0
Oct 17, 2009 OKLA TEXAS 13-16 -16 327 311 5 142 127 269 3

Big XII Championship Game Betting Odds & Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Texas Longhorns

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Nov 23, 2018 KANSAS 24-17 W -15.5/50.5 L/U 143 154 297 137 159 296 1 A
Nov 17, 2018 IOWAST 24-10 W -1.5/50.5 W/U 179 226 405 62 148 210 -1 H
Nov 10, 2018 TXTECH 41-34 W -2/62.5 W/O 157 312 469 141 454 595 -3 A
Nov 3, 2018 WESTV 41-42 L 1/58 P/O 166 354 520 232 346 578 1 H
Oct 27, 2018 OKLAST 35-38 L -2.5/60 L/O 119 283 402 181 321 502 0 A

Oklahoma Sooners

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Nov 23, 2018 WESTV 59-56 W -3/86.5 P/O 304 364 668 165 539 704 0 A
Nov 17, 2018 KANSAS 55-40 W -35/69 L/O 294 272 566 348 176 524 2 H
Nov 10, 2018 OKLAST 48-47 W -21.5/80 L/O 353 349 702 139 501 640 -1 H
Nov 3, 2018 TXTECH 51-46 W -14/78 L/O 323 360 683 107 366 473 2 A
Oct 27, 2018 KAN.ST 51-14 W -24/65 W/P 322 380 702 137 108 245 -1 H

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