The Alabama Crimson Tide takes on the Texas Longhorns in Austin, Texas in a week 2 college football game on Saturday.
Which team will win the game?
Check out these picks and predictions for the game, which is scheduled to kick off at 9am MST and can be seen on Fox.
Alabama is a 20.5-point favorite in the game, according to Tipico Sportsbook.
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Pete Fiutak writes: “Do you think Alabama will flinch for an instant when Texas connects with a 78-yard touchdown pass? Yes, Texas will have its moments that will crash the social media and have Gus Johnson up his game a few octaves.” but Bama will keep coming. Texas will connect on some big plays. Alabama will connect in all the little ones, and for a full 60 minutes. It will keep Robinson bottled up, the running game will take over in the third quarter. , and Bryce Young will deliver an ultra-efficient, professional performance with two excellent second-half scoring drives to end any dreams of Texas being Texas again.”
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Bryan Clinton writes, “Texas will keep this game interesting through the half, but the Crimson Tide will come out of halftime with their hair on fire to walk away in the third quarter. The difference in this game will be Alabama’s depth and experience along the offensive and defensive lines.” compared to the lack of them in Texas. While the score looks bad, Quinn Ewers and the Longhorns now have a yardstick to start with and can learn from losing to the best team in college football.”
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Sam Murphy writes: “The Crimson Tide looked like the best team in the country in Week 1 as they easily covered their whopping 41.5-point margin against Utah State. Alabama hasn’t been known to shy away from the big games, while that the Longhorns still have a lot of questions to answer. What will Ewers look like in a real game? Will Sark be able to keep up with Saban? How will the Texas offensive line stop Will Anderson and Dallas Turner? I think Texas has too many questions, and the Tide has all the answers. The tide runs out on this one.”
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Chris Ruffolo writes, “I think a team like Texas gets a lot of points like this at home. However, this is one of those places where it feels like Texas is a huge underdog for a reason, as the Longhorns They aren’t usually the kind of team that rises to the occasion against a team like Alabama and neither is, and perhaps more importantly, Steve Sarkisian. Nick Saban and the Tide continue to reload year after year and it seemed like they didn’t. . I didn’t skip a beat against Utah State. I think the Tide is ready to make a statement at the expense of Texas. Give me the Tide. Big.”
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Odds Checker: Alabama will cover vs. Texas
Jason Radowitz writes: “The talent gap is significant. The Crimson Tide didn’t allow a single point against Utah State. The run defense was impressive and the coverage was extremely good for Alabama. It will be much more of a challenge to come up against Texas, but Alabama is always ready for those challenges. By contrast, Alabama didn’t get the best performance from Bryce Young. Young went 18 of 28 for 195 yards and five touchdowns. The touchdowns were great, but he was only 18 of 28 against Utah State. That’s something to criticize if you’re Alabama. Young also had five carries for 100 yards, and one of those carries resulted in a touchdown. At this point, I’d say both teams still need a better quarterback game. Young, of course, has more experience and he’s a Heisman contender. He’s likely to overtake Ewers, who is getting comfortable in college football.”
He writes: “These two schools haven’t met since 2010, when Alabama defeated Texas 37-21 in the National Championship Game. The Crimson Tide showed no weakness in their season-opening victory and I expect them to cover on the road.”
ESPN: Alabama has an 81.8% chance of winning the game
The site gives Texas an 18.2% chance of winning Saturday’s college football game.
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