Texas Bowl: Texas Longhorns vs. Missouri Tigers

From NRG Stadium in Houston Texas – the Longhorns of Texas will take on the Tigers of Missouri. This is part of the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl featuring a Big 12 team against a SEC squad. This is the final bowl game of the day on a four game slate. The Missouri Tigers come into the game with a 7-5 record, and they finished third in the SEC – East. The Tigers are looking for their 7th straight win.

For Texas – they are looking to finish the season 7-6 on the season. Texas lost at home to Texas Tech to finish the season, and tied with West Virginia, Kansas State and Iowa State in the conference standings. The Longhorns come into the game as an underdog in this game to Missouri. The Missouri Tigers are -3 over the Texas Longhorns on Wednesday night.

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The Texas Longhorns unfortunately had to suspend three players for the Texas Bowl. Violation of team rules got Toniel Carter, Garrett Gray and Lil Jordan Humphrey. That will hurt the offense that struggled much of the season. Texas scored 28.7 points per game on the season, and the defense allowed teams to score 21.7 points per game.

The quarterback for the Longhorns has been Sam Ehlinger with 1,803 yards and 10 touchdowns. Collin Johnson caught 51 passes for more than 720 yards and 2 touchdowns. Texas started the season with a loss to Maryland, and then in Week 3 at USC. The other losses for the Longhorns came to Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU and the Red Raiders of Texas Tech.

Tigers Seeking to Stay Hot

Gary Pinkle and the Missouri Tigers saw quite the turn around this season. After scoring 72 points in the opener over Missouri State, the Tigers dropped five straight games. Those losses came to South Carolina, Purdue, Auburn, Kentucky and the Georgia Bulldogs. After that – they did not lose another game this season.

The Tigers finished as one of the top scoring teams in all of College Football. Missouri scored nearly 40 points per game. The big dog for the Tigers has been their quarterback Drew Lock. The quarterback needs just 305 yards to get to 4,000 passing on the season, with 43 touchdowns. J’Mon Moore went over 1,000 yards receiving, and Ish Witter needs just 8 yards to get to 1,000 on the ground.

Texas Wins in Front of Large Crowd

The Texas Longhorns are going to come into this game and pick up a win. The Longhorns defense has been preparing for the pass of Missouri, and that’s nearly all the Tigers can do on offense. Texas should be able to get on the board enough to beat the Tigers in this game. The home crowd is going to be the deciding factor. The Longhorns win an upset on Wednesday night. Take the Texas Longhorns +3 over the Missouri Tigers.

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