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The Valero Alamo Bowl sees the Texas Longhorns and the Washington Huskies hit the field on Thursday, December 29, 2022. The matchup begins at 9:00 PM ET and airs on ESPN.
The Huskies are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+6), versus the Longhorns (with an over/under of 68 points).
Game Info and Betting Lines for Texas vs. Washington
- Game Day: Thursday, December 29, 2022
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: San Antonio, Texas
- Stadium: Alamodome
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Texas Betting Insights
- Washington is 7-5-0 against the spread this season.
- When it has played as at least 6-point underdogs this year, Washington is 1-0 against the spread.
- In Washington’s 12 games with a set total, eight have hit the over (66.7%).
Texas Stats & Insights
- Texas is averaging 430.3 yards per game offensively this year (36th in the FBS), and are allowing 362.0 yards per game (51st) on defense.
- Offensively, Texas has been a top-25 unit, ranking 20th-best in the FBS by totaling 35.7 points per game. The Longhorns rank 29th on defense (21.2 points allowed per game).
- Offensively, Texas ranks 62nd in the FBS with 230.8 passing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defense ranks 88th in passing yards allowed per contest (239.0).
- Texas is averaging 199.5 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 27th in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 31st, surrendering 123.0 rushing yards per game.
- Texas ranks 77th in third-down efficiency (38.7%) on offense and 78th in third-down conversion rate allowed (39.7%) on defense this year.
- Texas has the 56th-ranked turnover margin in college football at +1, forcing 13 turnovers (96th in the FBS) while turning it over 12 times (19th in the FBS).
Texas’ Best Players
- Quinn Ewers has recorded 1,808 yards (200.9 ypg) on 141-of-249 passing with 14 touchdowns compared to six interceptions this season.
- Bijan Robinson has 1,578 rushing yards on 258 carries with 18 touchdowns. He’s also tacked on 19 catches for 314 yards (26.2 per game) and two touchdowns through the air.
- Roschon Johnson has carried the ball 93 times for 554 yards (46.2 per game) and five touchdowns.
- Xavier Worthy has hauled in 53 catches for 676 yards (56.3 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone nine times as a receiver.
- Jordan Whittington has hauled in 45 receptions totaling 608 yards, finding the end zone one time as a receiver so far this campaign.
- Ja’Tavion Sanders has been the target of zero passes and hauled in 49 receptions for 577 yards, an average of 48.1 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone five times through the air this season.
- Barryn Sorrell leads the team with four sacks, and also has eight TFL and 38 tackles.
- DeMarvion Overshown, Texas’ top tackler, has 96 tackles, eight TFL, and three sacks this year.
- Jaylan Ford has picked off a team-high four passes. He also has 94 tackles, nine TFL, two sacks, and two passes defended to his name.
Washington Betting Insights
- Washington’s ATS record is 7-5-0 this season.
- In games it has played as at least 6-point underdogs this year, Washington is 1-0 against the spread.
- The teams have hit the over in eight of Washington’s 12 games with a set total.
Washington Stats & Insights
- Washington’s defense ranks 59th in the FBS with 368.8 total yards allowed per game, but it has been led by its offense, which ranks second-best by accumulating 521.7 total yards per contest.
- Washington’s offensive attack has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks fourth-best in the FBS with 40.8 points per contest. In terms of defense, it is surrendering 26.3 points per game, which ranks 62nd.
- Washington’s pass offense has been consistently moving the chains, putting up 376.7 passing yards per game (best) this season. On defense, it ranks 90th by allowing 241.8 passing yards per game.
- Washington is putting up 145.0 rushing yards per game on offense this season (71st-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 127.0 rushing yards per game (35th-ranked) on defense.
- On the defensive side of the ball, Washington is a bottom-25 unit on third down, surrendering a 44.9% third-down conversion rate (14th-worst). On the bright side, it is excelling on the offensive side of the ball, producing a 44.9% third-down rate (best).
- At +1, Washington owns the 56th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with 11 forced turnovers (118th in the FBS) and 10 turnovers committed (ninth in the FBS).
Washington’s Best Players
- Michael Penix Jr. has recored 4,354 passing yards, or 362.8 per game, so far this season. He has completed 66% of his passes and has thrown 29 touchdowns with seven interceptions.
- The team’s top rusher, Wayne Taulapapa, has carried the ball 126 times for 779 yards (64.9 per game) with 10 touchdowns. He’s also caught 21 passes for 208 yards and one touchdown.
- Cameron Davis has been given 107 carries and totaled 522 yards with 13 touchdowns.
- Rome Odunze leads his team with 1,088 receiving yards on 70 catches with seven touchdowns.
- Jalen McMillan has 71 receptions (on zero targets) for a total of 1,040 yards (86.7 yards per game) and eight touchdowns this year.
- Ja’Lynn Polk has racked up 649 reciving yards (54.1 ypg) and six touchdowns this season.
- Jeremiah Martin paces the team with seven sacks, and also has nine TFL and 33 tackles.
- Washington’s tackle leader, Alex Cook, has 68 tackles and two TFL this year.
- Makell Esteen has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with seven tackles and one pass defended.