College Football Week 7 Odds – Texas vs (11) Oklahoma

The 2014 edition of the Red River Rivalry could be a one-sided affair. The 4-1 Oklahoma Sooners will be looking to bounce back from their first loss of the season when taking on the 2-3 Texas Longhorns, this Saturday at 12 PM ET at the Cotton Bowl.

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The 2014 edition of the Red River Rivalry could be a one-sided affair. The 4-1 Oklahoma Sooners will be looking to bounce back from their first loss of the season when taking on the 2-3 Texas Longhorns, this Saturday at 12 PM ET at the Cotton Bowl.

“It’s the reason why most people come to Oklahoma — for the OU-Texas game,” Oklahoma defensive end Chuka Ndulue said. “My mom will be there, my sister, my dad, my best friends are going to be watching.”

Oklahoma was upset by the TCU Horned Frogs last weekend 37-33 despite being 3.5 point favorites.  The Sooners will be looking for payback after last season’s 36-20 loss to the Longhorns.

Oklahoma’s offense is ranked 14th in the nation, averaging 42.4 points per game. The defense has been their achilles heel, allowing over 30 points in each of the last two weeks.

The Texas Longhorns have lost three of their last four games. Last weekend, they lost 28-7 to the undefeated Baylor Bears, despite only being 14 points dogs. Head coach Charlie Strong is not on the hot seat just yet, but he might be if his team doesn’t perform better during his first Red River Rivalry matchup. While the powers-that-be at Texas (the official ones, anyway) realize the program is in a re-build, the school is used to being a perennial powerhouse and can only take so much embarrassment.

The odds have Oklahoma as a 14.5 point favorite, and the game total sits at 47 points. Oklahoma is 3-5-1 ATS in its last nine games when playing Texas.

Frank Lorenzo

MTS co-founder Frank “Let It Ride” Lorenzo has been betting on sports since he was legally allowed to do so. (Did he do so before then, too? No comment.) He enjoys very strong coffee, neon lights, and passing on his wealth of betting knowledge to anyone who will listen.