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No. 8. Texas vs. Texas Tech: Game thread

The Longhorns are heavily favored entering the Big 12 opener against TTU.

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Following an early-season bye week, the No. 8 Texas Longhorns (1-0) are set to get back into action on Saturday afternoon, as Tom Herman’s team hits the road to open Big 12 play against Texas Tech (1-0).

Once again, the Red Raiders should feature a dynamic offense, but unlike the Longhorns, Texas Tech struggled with an inferior opponent in its opener, escaping Houston Baptist, 35-33, after sacrificing 600 yards of offense. Unsurprisingly considering their season openers, Texas enters as a three-score favorite (17.5) over Texas Tech with a 91.6 percent chance to win, per ESPN’s FPI.

But with sophomore gunslinger Alan Bowman leading plenty capable Texas Tech, is Texas in for a bit of a fight, or will the Horns put forth another dominant early-season effort?

Kickoff between Texas and Texas Tech is set for 2:30 p.m. CT

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