Texas football opens as four-touchdown favorite vs. Wyoming

Steve Sarkisian, Texas football. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports
Steve Sarkisian, Texas football. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports /

After a monumental win over the No. 3 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide and head coach Nick Saban on the road in Tuscaloosa last weekend, head coach Steve Sarkisian and No. 4 Texas football look to keep the momentum rolling in Week 3. Texas returns home to the friendly confines of Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin to face the Wyoming Cowboys on Sep. 16.

The Longhorns come into this matchup against Wyoming with a record of 2-0 (0-0 Big 12) after the aforementioned gigantic win over Alabama on the road at Bryant-Denny Stadium by a score of 34-24 on Sep. 9. Texas has also downed the Rice Owls at home in the season opener on Sep. 2, 37-10.

Wyoming is also undefeated coming into Week 3. The Cowboys boast a record of 2-0 (0-0 Mountain West) after a 31-17 win over FCS Portland State at home at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie on Sep. 9. This is the second Big 12 foe Wyoming has faced this season. In its opener on Sep. 2, Wyoming pulled off the upset at home against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in overtime.

Here’s a look at the opening betting odds as No. 4 Texas hosts Wyoming at DKR in Austin on Sep. 16, with the kickoff time set for 7 p.m. CT.

Texas football vs. Wyoming: Opening odds for Week 3

Texas opens up as a 28.5-point favorite against Wyoming (per Caesers Sportsbook). The over/under is set at 48.5 points.

According to the ESPN Football Power Index, Texas has a 97.3 percent chance of beating Wyoming in this game.

The Longhorns have a record of 1-1-0 against the spread this season. Texas easily covered the pregame spread of +7.5 against Alabama last weekend. But Texas could not cover the 35.5-point pregame spread against Rice in the opener on Sep. 2.

Texas has hit the over once and the under once this season.

Wyoming is 1-1-0 against the spread this season and has hit the over once in two tries.

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