NCAAF Games of the Year: Tough start for Texas could sway Red River odds

Jun 14, 2013 |
Odds are out for the biggest games of the college football season. Covers Expert Jesse Schule gives you his insight into some of the marquee matchups and predicts where the odds could move before kickoff.

Saturday October 12 - Oklahoma Sooners vs. Texas Longhorns (Pick)

Past History: Oklahoma is 3-2 SU, 3-1-1 ATS since 2008.

Early look at Oklahoma: Blake Bell takes over an offense that returns seven starters including tailback Damien Williams and wideout Jalen Saunders. Things aren't quite as settled on the defensive side of the ball with an entirely new front seven.

Early look at Texas: The Longhorns will have the most experienced offensive line in the country in 2013, but a lack of experience on the defensive side of the ball could be their downfall this season. They allowed a total of 10 rushing touchdowns in their final three games last year, so they have a long way to go.

Where this line will move: There is potential for a disastrous start to the season for Texas, with a tough schedule and a lot of questions surrounding the defense. Oklahoma seems to have a favorable schedule heading into this game and they might be a favorite by game day.

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