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Sugar Bowl Betting Preview: Texas Longhorns vs. Washington Huskies

January 1, 2024

The 2nd College Football Playoff Semifinal game will take place in the 2024 Sugar Bowl on Monday, January 1st, in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Caesars Superdome with the game scheduled to start at 8:45 PM ET on Monday night and will air on ESPN.


The Texas Longhorns finished the regular season with a record of 11-1 which led to a 1st place finish in the Big 12 Conference and a spot in the Big 12 Championship game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys which resulted in a a 49-21 win to improve their record of 12-1 and earned a spot in the playoffs as the 3 seed.


Texas was one of the highest-scoring teams in college football this season as they enter this game averaging 36.15 points per game and featured a balanced offense that was above-average in rushing and passing as they enter this game averaging 189.08 rushing yards and 274.92 passing yards per game. 


Quinn Ewers was the main catalyst on offense for the Longhorns as he enters this game having completed 248 of 351 attempts for 3,161 yards with 21 touchdowns and six interceptions while rushing for five touchdowns. The Texas Longhorns will look to advance to the National Championship game when they face the Washington Huskies.


Washington had one of their best seasons in school history as they finished the regular season with a record of 13-0 which included a 34-31 win against the Oregon Ducks in the Pac-12 Championship game. The Huskies faced five Top 25 teams this season and won all five contests. 


Michael Penix and the passing offense played a major role in the success of the Washington Huskies as Penix finished the season completing 307 of 466 attempts for 4,218 yards with 33 touchdowns and nine interceptions while the Huskies also had two 1,000-yard receivers with Rome Odunze entering the game with 81 receptions for 1,428 yards with 13 touchdowns while Ja’Lynn Polk enters with 60 receptions for 1,000 yards and eight interceptions.


The Huskies will look to remain undefeated and advance to the National Championship game when they face the Texas Longhorns in the 2024 Sugar Bowl on Monday night.


BookMaker has the Texas Longhorns listed as 4-point favorites against the Washington Huskies in the 2024 Sugar Bowl on Monday night. The teams have split the two games all-time in the series with the last matchup having occurred last season in the 2022 Alamo Bowl and resulting in a 27-20 win for the Washington Huskies while covering the spread as a 3-point underdog by winning the game outright.


The Texas Longhorns are 7-5-1 ATS overall and 6-5-1 ATS as a favorite while the Washington Huskies are 6-6-1 ATS overall and 2-0 ATS as an underdog on the year.


These teams met last season in the Alamo Bowl in which the Huskies defeated the Longhorns 27-20, both teams finished with better records this season and showed improvements on both sides of the ball. Both teams faced five Top 25 teams with Texas going 4-1 against their Top 25 teams while Washington won all five matchups.


Washington keeps on surprising and will face a Texas team that blew out Oklahoma State. Both teams are explosive offensively and Texas is vulnerable in the secondary and Washington will keep this close and never be out of it.


Spooky Express Pick: Washington Huskies +4