Texas Football vs. Washington: Staff predictions for the Alamo Bowl

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We are just a few hours away from the kickoff of the Alamo Bowl between No. 20 Texas football and the No. 12 ranked Washington Huskies. Texas will have a shot to end the 2022 season on a high note with a three-game winning streak if it can tp Washington in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29.

Head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns come into the Alamo Bowl with a record of 8-4 (6-3 Big 12) following a win in the regular season finale on Nov. 25 at home over the Baylor Bears. Meanwhile, Washington comes in with a record of 10-2 (7-2 PAC-12) after a 51-33 win on the road in the Apple Cup on Nov. 26 over the Washington State Cougars.

Washington is also riding a six-game winning streak coming into the Alamo Bowl.

This looks like it will be a close one between the Longhorns and Huskies on Dec. 29. The betting line has narrowed to the point where the Longhorns are just a three-point favorite over the Huskies (per FanDuel).

Yet, the ESPN Football Power Index somehow widened by a margin of almost 0.5 of a percentage point in favor of Texas, which usually doesn’t happen this close to kickoff time.

Hook’em Headlines staff predicts the Alamo Bowl between Texas football and Washington

Here’s a look at the staff predictions from Hook’em Headlines for Texas vs. Washington in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29 in San Antonio, with the kickoff time set for 8 p.m. CT.

Andrew Miller:

I’ve mentioned it over and over again, but if Texas did have star junior running back Bijan Robinson available for the Alamo Bowl, this would be a very different conversation we’re having as it pertains to the outcome of this game. Given that Bijan, among two other key upperclassmen for the Longhorns, will be missing, I’ve got this one nearly at a coin flip.

Texas-30, Washington-27

Shane Black:

I expect a high-scoring affair between two explosive offenses with outside weapons to match. I believe an untimely turnover from the Huskies, paired with Texas’ ability to establish the run in the second half, will lead the Horns to their third consecutive Alamo Bowl victory.

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Texas-37, Washington-34

Tarik LaCour:

Texas-41, Washington-24

Connor Ferrill:

Texas-28, Washington-24