Texas has already lost two games this year, with one coming against Alabama and another coming against Texas Tech in overtime. Both were heartbreaking, single-digit losses that pretty much put a stake in the Longhorns' season. It looks like QB Quinn Ewers will be back for Texas after rehabbing an injury he sustained against Alabama three weeks ago. He's listed as questionable, and it is hard to bet this game without knowing who will be playing QB.
Texas has averaged 417.4 yards per game and 36.8 points per game, and that is with Ewers missing most of the season. When he comes back, I would expect the offense to be even better, as he was playing great before he went down. Against a poor Oklahoma defense, Ewers should be able to put up huge stats.
The run game has also played well behind Bijan Robinson, who has eight touchdowns on 88 attempts. Robinson has rushed for nearly 6.0 yards a carry and has 515 yards on the season. He's been very important to the offense in the absence of Ewers and supporting backup Hudson Card.
The defense has already shown you that they can play at a high level this season, holding Alabama to just 20 points, and West Virginia to 20 points last week.
Making it even harder to handicap this game, QB Dillion Gabriel is also questionable to play in this game. The Sooners have lost two straight games to unranked Kansas State and TCU, allowing a combined 96 points in those two games. It's already been a down season for this program, but that was to be expected. They are rebuilding after Lincoln Riley left for USC and took many of Oklahoma's best athletes with him.
The offense for Oklahoma has been good this season, despite the losses. They have averaged over 475 yards of offense per game. Gabriel has thrown for 1,215 yards this season and has 11 touchdowns without an interception, and he can also make an impact scrambling. Behind him, they have scored 37 points per game this season, but that still hasn't been enough.
The defense has completely broken down. They are allowing an astounding 200 yards per game on the ground, and they just cannot make tackles.
I'll be honest, I'm not going to give you a bet on this game until we know who is playing QB for both teams. It is almost impossible to predict without knowing that. If both starters play in this game, I'd probably bet Texas because I really like what Ewers brings to the table against this defense, and same goes for Robinson. Oklahoma can score, but this Texas defense is far better than Oklahoma's.
So, don't bet the game until you know who is playing QB. *If both QBs play, I'll take Texas at -6.5.