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Odds released for top Texas football games of 2020

The Horns are early underdogs in each of the season’s three biggest games.

NCAA Football: Louisiana State at Texas Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Assuming the 2020 football season happens as scheduled, the Texas Longhorns will have to continue head coach Tom Herman’s streak of coming up big as underdogs — according to odds released by BetOnline, the Horns are underdogs in each of the 2020 season’s biggest games.

In Week 2, Texas travels to Baton Rouge to face an LSU team that lost a host of major contributors, including Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow. Even so, the Tigers are currently six-point favorites against the Longhorns following last season’s 45-38 LSU victory in Austin.

For the 116th meeting of the River River Showdown in the Cotton Bowl during Week 6, the Horns are a four-point underdog, as Oklahoma is the favorite to win for a second straight year.

To close the regular season, Texas travels to Stillwater in Week 13 to face Oklahoma State, where the Cowboys are currently favored by two points.

So, the question becomes whether the Horns can have a successful season in the fourth year under Herman without winning any of those three games. Is that possible?