Texas Football vs. Wyoming: Prediction and odds Week 3

Quinn Ewers, Texas football. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
Quinn Ewers, Texas football. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports /

After a massive upset win on the road by double digits over the No. 3 Alabama Crimson Tide and head coach Nick Saban on Sep. 9, Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian return to Austin in Week 3 to host the Wyoming Cowboys. Texas’ final non-conference game of the regular season is a battle between two unbeaten teams at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Sep. 16.

Texas comes in with a record of 2-0 (0-0 Big 12) following a 34-24 win over Alabama at Bryan-Denny Stadium on Sep. 9. The win over Alabama vaulted the Longhorns to the No. 4 spot in the latest AP Poll.

Like Texas, Wyoming comes into Week 3 with a 2-0 (0-0 MWC) record. Longtime head coach Craig Bohl and the Cowboys knocked off FCS Portland State at home at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie, by a score of 31-17, on Sep. 9. Wyoming’s biggest win of the season was an upset victory in overtime over the Texas Tech Red Raiders in Laramie on Sep. 2.

Here’s a look at the betting odds and game prediction 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: Odds for Week 3 2023

Texas is a 30-point favorite against Wyoming in this game, and the over/under is set at 48.5 points (per Caesers Sportsbook).

The spread has moved a 1.5 points in Texas’ favor since the Longhorns opened as a 28.5-point favorite over Wyoming.

According to the ESPN matchup predictor, Texas has a 97.3 chance of beating Wyoming.

Texas football vs. Wyoming prediction

Texas has a sizable advantage in most matchups in this game on both sides of the ball against Wyoming. Sark’s squad is the bigger, faster, and overall more athletic team.

But Wyoming proved against Texas Tech and Portland State in the last couple of weeks that they are a gritty and tough bunch, led by sixth-year starting quarterback Andrew Peasley. Wyoming is a team with a lot of experience on defense, with 10 returning starters, and an offense that loves to run the ball down team’s throats.

If Texas comes out prepared and energized, it shouldn’t have many issues pulling away from Wyoming in the second half thanks to its skill and athleticism advantages.

Final score prediction: Texas-38, Wyoming-14

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