Two college football heavyweights will collide in Week 2 as the Texas Longhorns will head to Tuscaloosa to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Steve Sarkisian and the Horns came within a whisker of upsetting the Tide last season, so they'll be chomping at the bit for another opportunity this Saturday.
Kickoff is set for 7 PM Eastern on Saturday, September 9. Will Quinn Ewers and company shock the world, or will Alabama remind everyone that they're still one of the baddest bullies on the college football block? Check out the live odds and our best bet for Texas at Alabama below.
Texas is on their way back. They started their season with a 37-10 victory over the visiting Rice Owls last week. Quinn Ewers led the offense with 19-30 passing for 260 yards and 3 touchdowns.
He did not stay clean in the pocket as he was sacked 3 times. Xavier Worthy was his main target as he finished with 7 receptions for 90 yards. Jaydon Blue and Jonathon Brooks combined for 22 carries and 107 yards on the ground.
They forced 3 turnovers and held the Owls under 200 total yards. They did fail to cover the 35.5-point spread but used a 21-point 3rd quarter to put the game out of reach.
Alabama was a model of consistency against Middle Tennessee State last week. They scored 14 points in every quarter of play in route to a 56-7 victory.
Jalen Milroe looked great in his 1st start as he completed over 72% of his passes and threw 3 touchdowns while also running for another 2 scores. Bama held MTST to just over 200 total yards and 6-16 on 3rd down. They covered the 40-points they were giving and hit the total (51.5) by themselves.
Texas fans are already chirping, claiming that the Longhorns are back and ready to make a run. However, this is the quietest start to an Alabama season in quite some time.
They are ranked 4th in the country but there seems to have been minimal talk about them being a true title contender. We believe Saban and the Tide are going to make a statement on primetime here and put the Longhorns in their place.
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