BYU vs. Texas Odds

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AUSTIN, TX (The Spread) – No. 24 Texas is back in the top 25 rankings and the Longhorns look to hold that spot on Saturday when they host BYU at 7PM ET.

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Texas and BYU are both 1-0 on the season and both teams also hit the under in their game. The Longhorns covered the spread while BYU failed to cover. BYU has won both meetings against Texas, but these two haven’t played since 1988.

Trends show that BYU is 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 non-conference games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a win. Texas is just 3-8 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games and 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games overall.

Oddsmakers have Texas as the favorite on Saturday. The Longhorns have a spread of -7 against BYU. The over/under total has been set at 48 points. (View Matchup)

Texas defeated Rice 34-9 in its season opener. The Longhorns led 13-9 midway through the third quarter before scoring the final 21 points of the game. Texas racked up 506 yards of offense in the win, including 229 yards on the ground. The Longhorns held the Owls to just 224 yards of offense and just 94 passing yards in the win. Garrett Gilbert threw for 239 yards and a touchdown for the Texas offense.

BYU defeated Ole Miss 14-13 on the road in its season opener. The Cougars were down 13-0 in the fourth quarter but rallied to win the game. The BYU defense was strong in the win, holding Mississippi to 208 yards of offense and also forcing two turnovers. BYU had 316 yards of offense in the win, but just 91 rushing yards. Quarterback Jake Heaps threw for 225 yards and a touchdown on 24-of-38 passing.

In terms of Injuries, Texas linebacker Demarco Cobbs is out with an arm injury while BYU running back Zed Mendenhall is considered doubtful for the game with an ankle injury and linebacker Austen Jorgensen is doubtful with a quad injury.

Over 3,500 Public Bets have been placed on this game and Texas is getting 67% of the wagers with odds of -7 against BYU on Saturday.

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