Texas vs Washington Sugar Bowl CFP Semifinal Preview

Texas vs Washington Sugar Bowl CFP Semifinal Preview

Check out our preview and prediction for this college football week one matchup for Texas vs Washington in New Orleans. Check out our picks for this NCAA showdown to win and cover the spread.

  • The defense of Texas allows 65th little points.
  • In passing attempts, Washington’s offense is ranked eighth.


Kickoff between the Longhorns and the Huskies is set at 8:45 PM ET at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, LA. ESPN will broadcast the match.In this non-conference game, Texas is expected to play the Huskies, and they are the away favorite by 4. For my opinions and suggested bets, continue reading.


  • Sport: College Football
  • Teams: Washington Huskies vs. Texas Longhorns
  • Where: The Caesars Superdome in New Orleans
  • Date: January 1st, Monday


With a 12-1 record going into this week’s game against Washington, the Texas Longhorns are above.500. This follows their 49-21 victory over Oklahoma State in their most recent game. Texas has an ATS record of 7-5 based on their season average score differential of +18.6. Eleven times the Longhorns have been favored and one time they have been the underdog. The average over/under line for Texas’ matches after 13 games is 53.9 points. OU had a 4-7-1 record as a result of their games’ average collective score of 53.7 points.

Against Oklahoma State, the Longhorns completed 47 pass attempts, gaining 464 yards and four touchdowns. They scored three rushing touchdowns and averaged 5.1 yards per carry in the rushing game. Quinn Ewers, the quarterback, completed 35 of 46 passes for 452 yards and a QB rating of 126.36 in the victory over Oklahoma State. He also brought four touchdowns into the game.

In the end, Texas’ defense gave up 289 yards in total versus Oklahoma State. Against Texas, Oklahoma State threw the ball 38 times for 250. The Longhorns allowed 39 running yards while they were on the ground. The Longhorns defense leads the nation in quarterback hurries and has produced 32 sacks so far this season. They are conceding 17.5 points per game overall, which is 65th. They rank 125th in the NCAA against the pass with 240.8 passing yards allowed per contest. Every game, Texas allows 81.5 rushing yards.


Before this week’s matchup with Texas, the Washington Huskies had a perfect 13-0 record. They recently defeated Oregon 34–31 to win their most recent match. Washington has an ATS record of 6-6-1 based on their season average scoring differential of +14.1. Washington has an over/under record of 6-7 so far this season; the Huskies have been favored 11 times and have been the underdog in two games. Their games have yielded a total of 61.3 points on average, with an average over/under of 62.3 points.

The Huskies ran for 159 rushing yards and scored two touchdowns on the ground in their offensive victory over Oregon. Washington scored twice and passed the ball 41 times for 324 yards in the passing attack. Leading the way, Michael Penix Jr. amassed 319 passing yards versus Oregon, good for a passer rating of 91.72. He attempted 39 passes during the game, completing 69.2% of them.

In the end, Washington’s defense gave up 363 yards in total versus Oregon. Against Washington, Oregon passed the ball 34 times for 239 yards. The Huskies allowed 124 running yards while they were on the ground. The defense of Washington is ranked 52nd in terms of passing yards allowed per game. When facing the Huskies, opponents attempt 40.2 passes on average. They rank 96th in college football due to their 23.6 PPG defense. In the NCAA, their run defense is ranked 58th.


In the most recent match between the two teams, Washington prevailed over Texas 27-20. Against Texas, Washington’s passing attack was strong, generating 445 yards of offense, 287 of which came through the air. Texas threw for 369 yards and ran for 51.

The current lines in the point spread are quite near to the initial values, indicating that not much has changed. At the moment, Texas is the favorite by 4 (-110), while Washington is at +4 (-110). With respect to the moneyline odds, Washington is now favored with a 40% chance of winning and a +153 moneyline payout. Conversely, the Longhorns have a moneyline of -188 and an implied win probability of 65%.


  • In their previous five road games, Texas is 2-3 against the spread.
  • Washington has won two of its previous three home games against the spread.
  • In their past three games as underdogs, the Huskies had a 3-0 record.
  • In their last ten games as the favorite, Texas is 6-4.

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