Dave's Free College Football Pick ATS for Sept. 12: Texas at Wyoming
No. 2 Texas (1-0) at Wyoming (1-0)
Line: Texas -33.5
Texas hits the road for the first time this year against a Wyoming team that should be overmatched, but the Longhorns have a big spread to cover.
Texas had its way with UL-Monroe in Week One with a 51-10 victory at home. Texas quarterback Colt McCoy got his Heisman campaign off to a good start with 21-of-29 passing for 317 yards and two scores. Cody Johnson provided much of the scoring with three rushing touchdowns.
The Warhawks were held under 300 yards of offense as a relatively new Longhorn defensive line held its own. That same line will be tested a bit this week against a decent Wyoming run game.
Wyoming first-year coach Dave Christensen got his first Cowboy win in Week One against Weber State, but it wasn't easy. Quarterbacks Robert Benjamin and Austyn Carta-Samuels struggled through 188 yards of passing, completing just 16-of-31 passes. With the passing attack ineffective, the Cowboys leaned heavy on their running game, which came through with 246 yards and over five yards per carry.
While Texas won big last week, it failed to cover the 41.5-point spread against UL-Monroe. I don't expect Wyoming to stay with Texas the entire game, but Wyoming does have a strong defense that should be able to slow down the Longhorn scoring machine. Wyoming gave up some passing yards last week, but also recorded five interceptions and is a tenured group.
Dave's Pick: Wyoming +33.5
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