Texas Football vs. Kansas: Staff predictions for top 25 Week 5 matchup

Steve Sarkisian, Texas football
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In less than an hour, No. 3 Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian will kick off their matchup at home at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin on Sep. 30 against the No. 24 ranked Kansas Jayhawks. Texas will host Kansas in the first ranked matchup between these two teams in their series history.

It is also the first ranked matchup in the Big 12 in conference play this season.

This will not be easy sledding for the undefeated 4-0 (1-0 Big 12) Longhorns and Sark as head coach Lance Leipold and the Jayhawks look like the real deal this fall. Kansas and Texas are two of the three remaining undefeated teams in the Big 12 at this point of the season.

Game predictions for No. 3 Texas football vs. No. 24 Kansas on Sep. 30

The other undefeated team is the No. 14 Oklahoma Sooners, who the Longhorns face in Dallas next weekend in the annual Red River Rivalry game.

The spread still favors Texas by a little over two scores before kickoff at DKR this afternoon. Texas is a 15.5-point favorite over Kansas in the pre-game betting line (per Caesers Sportsbook) after opening up as a 16.5-point favorite this week.

The ESPN matchup predictor gives Texas a 93.4 percent chance of beating Kansas in Week 5. And CFB Graphs gives Texas a 94.7 percent chance of beating Kansas, with a projected final score of approximately 43-18.

Hook’em Headlines staff predictions for Texas football vs. Kansas in Week 5

Shane Black: Texas-38, Kansas-23

Tarik LaCour: Texas-41, Kansas-20

Andrew Miller: Texas-37, Kansas-30

This is the closest we’ve been regarding the margin of victory for the Longhorns in the five weeks the staff has done game predictions this season. We agree that the Longhorns will hover around the spread with a two or three-score win over the Jayhawks at home this weekend.

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