Hurts ready for showdown between No. 6 Oklahoma, No. 11 Texas

Texas opens up as 10.5 point underdogs against Oklahoma

Texas opens up as 10.5 point underdogs against Oklahoma

Talking to the media on Tuesday, Foster had a warning for Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts. With a team that has won four straight Big 12 Titles like Oklahoma as the challenger on October 12 at the Texas State Fairgrounds in Dallas, there is going to be plenty on the table for what could be a promising 2019 campaign. But that is one of the closer rivalries for the Longhorns in program history. "I played in big games before. I'll be all right".

The Longhorns are 44-18 with the under in their last 62 Big 12 games and 12-3 with the under in their last 15 games on grass. He admired Vince Young and thought he could have similar success.

But over a longer period of time, the Sooners have largely dominated.

Of course, one rough Saturday could be all it takes to knock Oklahoma from College Football Playoff discussions.

Texas is not afraid of the Sooners, and their coach Tom Herman has proven to have answers for everything Lincoln Riley throws at him.

"Kyler (Murray) and Baker (Mayfield) could certainly do it, but that was not something they hung their hat on".

While Hurts has vaulted into the Heisman discussion early in the season, Ehlinger has received less acclaim.

The junior's running output hasn't been what Hurts' has been, but he's been just as effective throwing the ball, with 1,448 yards and 17 touchdowns with just two interceptions.

"The numbers speak for themselves. You got quality in terms of the short, intermediate passing game, completion percentage and getting it into playmakers' hands", Oklahoma defensive coordinator Alex Grinch said.

For Texas it's all about exacting revenge after then-Oklahoma starter Kyler Murray led the Sooners to a 39-27 win over the Longhorns last season.

It'll now be interesting to monitor if Texas money is waiting to buy back the Longhorns, especially if this line ticks up to a consensus +11 or +11.5 across the market.

Texas went out of its way to play against LSU and went toe-to-toe with the Tigers until the last few minutes.

It would just add so much more allure to this game if the Longhorns were ranked in the top 10 of the major polls along with the Sooners.

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