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    The Sugar Bowl will feature the No. 3 Texas Longhorns (12-1) squaring off against the No. 2 Washington Huskies (13-0) on Monday, January 1, 2024 for a spot in the College Football Playoff National Championship.

    The Longhorns are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-4), versus the Huskies. The over/under for this matchup is 63.5 points.

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    Game Info for Texas vs. Washington

    • Game Day: Monday, January 1, 2024
    • Game Time: 8:45 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN
    • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Stadium: Caesars Superdome
    Texas vs Washington Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Texas -4 -110 -110 63.5 -110 -110 -185 +153

    Texas Pick Insights

    • Texas has posted a 7-6-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Texas has a 6-5 record against the spread this season when favored by 4 points or more.
    • The teams have hit the over in five of Texas’ 13 games with a set total.

    Texas Stats & Insights

    • Texas has been making things happen on both sides of the ball this season, ranking ninth-best in total offense (475.9 yards per game) and 24th-best in total defense (321.9 yards allowed per game).
    • Texas has been a difficult matchup for opposing teams, as they rank top-25 in both scoring offense (16th-best with 36.2 points per game) and scoring defense (13th-best with 17.5 points allowed per game) this year.
    • Texas sports the 97th-ranked defense this year in terms of passing yards (240.8 allowed per game), and has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 18th-best with 286.8 passing yards per game.
    • Texas has been a difficult matchup for opposing teams in the running game, ranking top-25 in both rushing offense (24th-best with 189.1 rushing yards per game) and rushing defense (third-best with 81.1 rushing yards allowed per game) this year.
    • Texas sports the 69th-ranked offense this year in terms of third-down efficiency (38.5% percentage), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking best with a 25.9% third-down conversion rate allowed.
    • Texas has forced 23 total turnovers (18th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 16 times (50th in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +7, the 21st-best in college football.

    Texas’ Best Players

    • Quinn Ewers has recorded 3,161 yards (243.2 ypg) on 248-of-351 passing with 21 touchdowns compared to six interceptions this season.
    • Jonathon Brooks has 1,138 rushing yards on 186 carries with 10 touchdowns. He’s also added 25 catches for 286 yards (22 per game) and one touchdown through the air.
    • CJ Baxter has carried the ball 130 times for 596 yards (45.8 per game) and four touchdowns.
    • Xavier Worthy’s team-high 969 yards as a receiver have come on 73 catches (out of 115 targets) with five touchdowns.
    • Adonai Mitchell has grabbed 51 passes while averaging 62.5 yards per game and scoring 10 touchdowns.
    • Ja’Tavion Sanders has been the target of 60 passes and racked up 39 catches for 607 yards, an average of 46.7 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone two times through the air this season.
    • Ethan Burke has six sacks to lead the team, and also has eight TFL and 38 tackles.
    • Jaylan Ford, Texas’ tackle leader, has 82 tackles, seven TFL, one sack, and two interceptions this year.
    • Terrance Brooks has a team-leading three interceptions to go along with 18 tackles and three passes defended.

    Washington Betting Insights

    • Washington is 6-6-1 against the spread this season.
    • In games it has played as at least 4-point underdogs this season, Washington is 1-0 against the spread.
    • The teams have hit the over in six of Washington’s 13 games with a set total.

    Washington Pick Insights

    • Washington’s offense has been thriving, compiling 469.1 total yards per contest (10th-best) this season. On defense, it ranks 93rd by allowing 397.2 total yards per game.
    • Washington’s defense ranks 51st in the FBS with 23.6 points surrendered per contest, but it has been carried by its offense, which ranks 11th-best by piling up 37.7 points per game.
    • Washington ranks 11th-worst in passing yards allowed per game (263.2), but at least it has been playing well on the offensive side of the ball, ranking second-best in passing yards per game (343.8).
    • In terms of rushing, Washington ranks 100th in the FBS on offense (125.2 rushing yards per game) and 40th defensively (134.1 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Washington’s third-down defense ranks 90th in the FBS with a 40.6% third-down conversion rate allowed, but it has been carried by its offense, which ranks 12th-best by putting up a 48% third-down rate.
    • Washington sports a +2 turnover margin this season, which ranks 47th in the FBS.

    Washington’s Best Players

    • Michael Penix Jr. leads Washington with 4,218 yards on 307-of-467 passing with 33 touchdowns compared to nine interceptions this season.
    • Dillon Johnson has rushed for 1,113 yards on 201 carries so far this year while scoring 14 times on the ground.
    • Will Nixon has piled up 194 yards (on 31 carries) with one touchdown.
    • Rome Odunze has totaled 81 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 1,428 (109.8 yards per game). He’s been targeted 121 times and has 13 touchdowns.
    • Ja’Lynn Polk has caught 60 passes and compiled 1,000 receiving yards (76.9 per game) with eight touchdowns.
    • Jalen McMillan’s 34 grabs (on 48 targets) have netted him 468 yards (36 ypg) and three touchdowns.
    • Bralen Trice paces the team with 4.5 sacks, and also has six TFL and 37 tackles.
    • Dominique Hampton is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s picked up 82 tackles and two interceptions.
    • Mishael Powell has picked off a team-leading three passes. He also has 36 tackles, two TFL, and three passes defended to his name.
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