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ULM vs. Texas picks and best bets for Week 1

The Warhawks and Longhorns meet for a nonconference matchup on Saturday, September 3.

AUSTIN, TEXAS - APRIL 23: Head coach Steve Sarkisian of Texas Longhorns stands Bijan Robinson #5 during the Eyes of Texas after the Orange-White Spring Game at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on April 23, 2022 in Austin, Texas. Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images

The ULM Warhawks will take the field against the Texas Longhorns on Saturday, September 3 at Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00 p.m ET and the game will air on the Longhorn Network.

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

SP+ Rankings

ULM: 128 overall, 128 offense, 127 defense
Texas: 31 overall, 19 offense, 47 defense

Injury update




OL Kelvin Banks Jr. - Questionable (ankle)
RB Roschon Johnson - Questionable (ankle)
WR Isaiah Neyor - Out (knee)
OL Junior Angilau - Out (knee)
WR Agiye Hall - Out (suspension)


Against The Spread

ULM: 0-0 ATS
Texas: 0-0 ATS


ULM: Over 0-0
Texas: Over 0-0

Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports

ULM: 124 overall, 119 offense, 125 defense
Texas: 7 overall, 3 offense, 6 defense

Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook

Spread: Texas -37.5
Total: 64.5
Moneyline: N/A

Opening line: Texas -37.5
Opening total: 64.5


88 degrees, 5 MPH wind, 49 % chance of rain

The Pick

ULM +37.5

The Longhorns aren’t quite back just yet, and despite them being the heavy favorites in this one it’s tough to confidently believe they can cover the spread. ULM lost to Kentucky in the season opener a year ago and the Wildcats also could not cover 38.5. I’m giving the benefit of a few points to the Warhawks on the spread.

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