|2013 College Football Week 2 Odds & Point Spread: Texas vs. BYU|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 05 September 2013 12:00|
Texas vs. BYU Odds
Texas started the season with a 56-7 win over New Mexico State. The Longhorns covered a lofty 44.5-point spread and hit the over in the process. BYU suffered a 19-16 loss at Virginia. The Cougars were a 2.5-point favorite in the game and went under point total odds. Texas won a meeting with BYU back in 2011, 17-16.
Trends show that BYU is just 1-4 against the spread in its last 5 home games while Texas is 4-0 ATS in its last 4 non-conference games and 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on grass.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Texas is the favorite on the road, as the Longhorns have a point spread of -7 against BYU. The over/under total for the game has been set at 55.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Texas favored by 6 points. The spread climbed to a peak of 7.5 before settling in at Texas -7. The over/under total opened at 55 points and has since added the hook.
Texas had a nearly flawless performance last week aside from three turnovers. The Longhorns had 715 total yards against New Mexico State, racking up over 350 yards in both the passing and running games. Texas quarterback David Ash threw for 343 yards and four touchdowns on 20 of 28 passing. Three different Longhorns had over 75 rushing yards as well. Receiver Malcolm Brown caught three passes for 109 yards and a touchdown.
BYU had a strong defensive showing against Virginia last week, allowing just 223 yards to the Cavaliers, but the BYU offense couldn’t score points despite racking up 362 yards of offense. Quarterback Taysom Hill struggled in the loss, going 13 of 40 passing for 175 yards and a touchdown. Running back Jamaal Williams rushed for 144 yards on 33 carries.
In terms of Injuries, Texas receivers Bryant Jackson and Kendall Sanders are both questionable for the game with ankle injuries. BYU linebacker Uani’ Unga is doubtful for this contest due to a chest injury.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Texas, as the Longhorns are getting 85% of the wagers with a point spread of -7 against BYU.