TEXAS over Tulsa by 16

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Good news, Texas fans! We ac­tu­ally peeked ahead to UT’s 2019 sched­ule and you don’t have to open against Mary­land! That’s good news for us, too, as Texas has failed to bring home the ba­con as our 5* Week One Best Bet against the Terps for two straight years. Much like with Michi­gan, the per­cep­tion that the Shorthorns be­longed in the pre­sea­son Top 25 was flat­tened by the re­al­ity of an­other SU loss as dou­ble-digit chalk to open a new sea­son un­der HC Tom Her­man. Thank­fully for the burnt or­ange, they get a fresh pint of blood while in the re­cov­ery unit: what’s left of a on­cecom­pet­i­tive Tulsa team. Ex­hibit A – the Folden Hur­ri­cane had to score not one but TWO touch­downs late in the fourth quar­ter to pull out a 38-27 win over Cen­tral Arkansas last week. Throw in Ex­hibits B&C – a life­less

ef­fort ver­sus Big 12 op­po­nents and a 1-7 ATS record in the first road game of the year. Good for what ails you, right? Un­for­tu­nately for Texas, once we get past Bevo’s re­cent 5-0 ATS run as non-con­fer­ence chalk of 20 or more points, the field is lit­tered with duds like 0-4 ATS in the first of 3-plus home games and 1-4 ATS after a re­venge road game. And lest we for­get, the Shorthorns are a guest in this week’s – and not in a good way. Look, on the heels of a 2-win ef­fort last year, the Hur­ri­cane is lit­tle more than a big bag of wind th­ese days. But with de­flated Texas camped in­side the this week, you ei­ther play them or pass. Your call.

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