Texas football vs. Washington: Opening odds for Alamo Bowl

Alamo Bowl, Texas football Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Alamo Bowl, Texas football Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

It looks like we have the matchup set for head coach Steve Sarkisian and No. 21 ranked Texas football (in this week’s AP Poll and Coaches Poll) for the postseason. Texas is reportedly set to face head coach Kalen DeBoer and the No. 9 ranked Washington Huskies out of the PAC-12 North in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29.

If this holds, it will be the third year in a row where the Longhorns were bowl eligible that its postseason game was the Alamo Bowl. Texas was also the Big 12’s representative in the Alamo Bowl for three of the last four seasons.

The last time that the Longhorns were selected for the Alamo Bowl was back in 2020 when former head coach Tom Herman’s squad decimated the Colorado Buffaloes by the final score of 55-23.

Moreover, Texas comes into the postseason with a record of 8-4 (6-3 Big 12) following a win over the Baylor Bears in the regular season finale at home on Nov. 25, by the final score of 38-27. Sark and the Longhorns have won two straight heading into the Alamo Bowl.

Meanwhile, Washington comes into the Alamo Bowl with a record of 10-2 (7-2 PAC-12) following a win over the Washington State Cougars on the road in the Apple Cup on Nov. 26, by the final score of 51-33. Washington is red-hot heading into the postseason, as it’s sitting on a six-game winning streak.

Here’s a look at the opening betting odds for the Alamo Bowl between Texas and Washington on Dec. 29, with the kick-off time set for 8 p.m. CT at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX.

Texas football vs. Washington: Opening betting odds for the Alamo Bowl

Texas opens up as a 4.5-point favorite over Washington and the over/under hasn’t been released yet (per Action Network).

And there isn’t any information yet on this game from the ESPN Football Power Index. We will update the odds upon ESPN’s FPI updating for the Alamo Bowl.

This will be the fifth time that Texas and Washington have met in football and the second time in the postseason. The last two meetings between the Longhorns and Huskies were also during bowl season (in 1979 and 2001).

The last time that these two teams met was in 2001, with No. 9 Texas defeating No. 21 Washington in the Holiday Bowl 47-43.

Texas owns the edge in the all-time series against Washington, with a record of 3-1-0.

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The one and only time that the Huskies appeared in the Alamo Bowl was actually with Sark as head coach, back in 2011. Washington fell short to the Baylor Bears in 2011 in what was the highest-scoring Alamo Bowl ever, which resulted in a score of 67-56.

Meanwhile, Texas has won its last two appearances in the Alamo Bowl and is 4-1-0 in the five total outings in this bowl.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change