The No. 21 Texas Longhorns will wrap up their three-game homestand to open the season when they face the UTSA Roadrunners on Saturday night. Texas had a chance to pull off a huge upset against No. 1 Alabama last week, but it came up just short in a 20-19 final. UTSA bounced back from a triple-overtime loss to then-No. 24 Houston with a 41-38 win at Army in overtime.
Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET. The Longhorns are 12.5-point favorites in the latest Texas vs. UTSA odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 57.5. Before entering any UTSA vs. Texas picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Texas vs. UTSA spread: Texas -12.5
- Texas vs. UTSA over-under: 57.5 points
- Texas vs. UTSA picks: See picks here
Featured Game | Texas Longhorns vs. UTSA Roadrunners
What you need to know about Texas
The Longhorns had victory within their grasp but couldn’t quite capture it on Saturday as the team lost 20-19 to the Alabama Crimson Tide. Running back Bijan Robinson put forth a good effort for the losing side as he punched in one rushing touchdown. Robinson would finish the game with 130 scrimmage yards on the day.
The Longhorns lost starting quarterback Quinn Ewers to a shoulder injury in the loss to Alabama and he’s out indefinitely. Hudson Card went 14-of-22 for 158 yards after replacing Ewers but he could be a game-time decision as he’s battling an ankle injury. Expect a heavy dose of Robinson on Saturday with Texas facing the prospects of playing Card injured or using their third-string quarterback.
What you need to know about UTSA
Texas is not only having to overcome the emotional hurdle from its loss to Alabama, but it is also dealing with several key injuries. The Longhorns lost Ewers, while Card (ankle) and preseason All-America running back Bijan Robinson (shoulder) are both dealing with injuries of their own. UTSA will be motivated to pull off an upset against the big-name, in-state school after rallying from a 14-point deficit at Army last week.
The Roadrunners are the reigning Conference USA champions and have covered the spread at a 13-5 clip over their last 18 games. Quarterback Frank Harris threw for 359 yards and three touchdowns against Army, including the game-winner to De’Corian Clark in overtime. Texas has only covered the spread three times in its last nine games, which is another factor pointing to UTSA being the best pick on Saturday night.
How to make Texas vs. UTSA picks
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