Wyoming vs. Texas prediction, odds, trends and key players for college football Week 3

Quinn Ewers, Texas football
Quinn Ewers, Texas football /

Texas is back, it’s undeniable at this point.

Quinn Ewers and Steve Sarkisian led the Longhorns into Tuscaloosa last week and they left with a win over Alabama. Texas is now No. 4 in the AP Top 25 poll and has one last non-conference game before sinking their teeth into a Big 12 schedule for the final time.

That final non-conference matchup is against the Wyoming Cowboys, and they’ve already taken out one Big 12 team. Wyoming is 2-0 with wins over Texas Tech and Portland State. Could this be a letdown spot for the Longhorns after a big win?

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Now, let’s get into the odds for this matchup in Austin.

Wyoming vs. Texas odds, spread and total

Texas vs. Wyoming betting trends

Texas is 1-1 ATS this season
The OVER is 1-1 in Texas games
Wyoming is 1-1 ATS this season
The OVER is 1-1 in Wyoming games

Wyoming vs. Texas how to watch

Date: Saturday, September 16
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
How to Watch (TV): Longhorn Network
Wyoming Record: 2-0
Texas Record: 2-0

Wyoming vs. Texas key players


Andrew Peasley, QB: In their Week 1 win against Texas Tech, Peasley wasn’t just the leading passer, going 18/34 for 149 yards and two touchdowns, he was also the team’s leading rushing. He ran for 68 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. He’s a dual-threat weapon that can give Wyoming a chance to hang around.


Xavier Worthy, WR: Texas has three great receiving options with Worthy, AD Mitchell, and Ja’Tavion Sanders, but Worthy just jumps off the TV screen. He has blazing speed, but is also the team’s most reliable receiver with 12 grabs through two games and an average of 13.8 yards per catch.

Wyoming vs. Texas prediction and pick

Wyoming beat Texas Tech, but they did it while gaining just 320 yards to Texas Tech’s 431 and just 4.1 yards per play. The Pokes went down 17-0 before storming back to win the game in two overtimes. This is a run-first team with a dual-threat quarterback. I wonder if Texas has beaten a team like that before? Oh yeah, just last week.

If Jalen Milroe and Alabama could only put up 24 points on this Texas team and the Longhorns won by 10, then I feel pretty good about Texas covering a big spread against Wyoming. Texas only allowed 107 rushing yards to Alabama and this year’s Crimson Tide want to run the ball much more than they have with Bryce Young, Mac Jones, or Tua Tagovailoa. In fact, Texas is 16th in rushing defense only giving up 67.0 yards per game.

The Longhorns defense also had five sacks of Jalen Milroe and they’ll live in the backfield in this game. Steve Sarkisian assembled an incredibly talented team in Austin and they’re going to blow out Wyoming.

I love Texas’s receivers, it makes life that much easier for  Last week, Xavier Worthy and AD Mitchell had too much speed for an Alabama defense. They combined for 153 yards and three touchdowns on just eight catches. That is a dynamic downfield passing game. Quinn Ewers is averaging 9.0 yards per pass attempt with six touchdowns and no picks. He’s one of the best quarterbacks in the country.

In prior years, or even in Week 1, it felt like Texas was going through the motions and not a safe bet to cover a big spread. After the Alabama win, it feels like this team has another gear and can win by more than four touchdowns.

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