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No. 22 Texas vs. No. 8 Oklahoma State picks and best bets for Week 8 Big 12 matchup

The Longhorns and the Cowboys meet in what could be a Big 12 Championship elimination game.

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

The Texas Longhorns (5-2, 3-1) and Oklahoma State Cowboys (5-1, 2-1) will square in a Big 12 battle to determine what is third place for now. With the way the conference looks now, one loss puts the loser a big disadvantage at a chance to play in the conference title game. Texas looks good now that star quarterback Quinn Ewers is back from injury. He will be locked into battle with Oklahoma State starter Spencer Sanders.

Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!

SP+ Rankings

Texas: 6 overall, 11 offense, 13 defense
Oklahoma State: 12 overall, 16 offense, 39 defense

Injury update



Oklahoma State

QB Spencer Sanders- Probable (Shoulder)


Against The Spread

Texas: 5-2 ATS
Oklahoma State: 4-2 ATS


Texas: Over 2-5
Oklahoma State: Over 5-1

Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports

Texas: 7 overall, 3 offense, 6 defense
Oklahoma State: 36 overall, 30 offense, 6 defense

Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook

Spread: Texas -6
Total: 60.5
Moneyline: Texas -215, Oklahoma State +185

Opening line: Texas -2.5
Opening total: N/A


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The Pick

Texas -6

Texas is 2-0 with Ewers back under center, and he seems to have a handle on the offense. Even though Texas is on the road here they’re playing really well on both sides of the ball. The defense is only allowing 347 yards per game. Also, with Sanders banged up, the Cowboys could struggle offensively. Hook’em Horns.