The Big 12 Championship Game is set between No. 7 Texas football and the No. 20 Oklahoma State Cowboys. An unlikely 18-point second-half comeback that was the biggest for Oklahoma State in the Mike Gundy era to defeat the BYU Cougars in double overtime in Stillwater on Nov. 25 pits the Pokes against Texas in the Big 12 title game in Arlington, TX, on Dec. 2.
Texas (11-1, 8-1 Big 12) and head coach Steve Sarkisian made a statement in their regular season finale with a blowout 50-point win over the Texas Tech Red Raiders at home at DKR in Austin on Black Friday. Sark and the Longhorns also have a shot at the College Football Playoff with a win over Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship Game next weekend.
Oklahoma State (9-3, 7-2 Big 12) beat some other top teams in the Big 12 to reach the conference title game, namely the Kansas State Wildcats and the Oklahoma Sooners. Oklahoma State and Oklahoma both finished the regular season with 7-2 records in conference play. But the Pokes’ head-to-head win over the Sooners in the final Bedlam game for the foreseeable future got Oklahoma State to Arlington.
Here’s a look at the opening betting odds as No. 7 Texas faces No. 20 Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship Game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, on Dec. 2, with the kickoff time set for 11 a.m. CT.
Texas football vs. Oklahoma State: Opening odds for Big 12 Championship Game
Texas opens as an 11.5-point favorite over Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship Game (per FanDuel). The over/under opens up at 53.5 points.
The ESPN College Football Power Index gives Texas a 79.2 percent chance of beating Oklahoma State.
Texas is 6-5-1 against the spread this season. The Longhorns easily covered the -16.0 spread pre-game against Texas Tech on Nov. 24. Texas has covered the spread in two straight games.
Oklahoma State is 7-5-0 against the spread this season. The Pokes did not cover the -16.0 spread pre-game against BYU on Nov. 25.