Oklahoma (11-1) is favored against Texas (9-3) at AT&T Stadium on Saturday (December 1, 2018, 12:00ET).
The betting line was first offered at a healthy -8.0 points for the Sooners. They’ve gone a tempting 11-1 straight up as favorites this year, and 4-7-1 against the spread. The Longhorns are 2-1 straight up as underdogs, and 2-0-1 against the spread.
Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray completed 70.6% of his passes this season for 3,674 yards and 37 touchdowns. Murray is an efficient quarterback, with a passer rating of 206.8 this season. Kennedy Brooks gained 1,029 yards from scrimmage and rushed for 12 touchdowns, averaging an excellent 9.6 yards per carry.
As a squad, Oklahoma gained 583.9 yards per game and scored 50.3 points per game. The Sooners thus feature one of the best offenses in the country. The defense allowed 449.0 yards and 32.8 points per game, while Curtis Bolton led the squad with 4 sacks this season.
The Longhorns offense features QB Sam Ehlinger, who threw for 2,774 yards and 23 TD’s this season. Ehlinger completed 64.4% of his passes, which works out to a passer rating of 147.5. Keaontay Ingram ran for 993 yards and 3 touchdowns, averaging a commendable 5.2 yards per carry.
Altogether, Texas averaged 414.2 yards per game and 31.7 points. The defense allowed 392.3 yards and 25.2 points per game. Charles Omenihu recorded 9 sacks this season.