NCAAF Betting: 2020 Alamo Bowl - Texas vs. Colorado Analysis

NCAAF Betting: 2020 Alamo Bowl – Texas vs. Colorado Analysis

Written by on December 28, 2020

In what has been a crazy college football season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many never thought that the season would get to the bowl games. Well, even though there have been numerous issues, they made it to the bowl season. Now that the bowl season has started, we’re ready to see some exciting action. San Antonio, Texas will be hosting one of the longest-running bowl games, as Texas and Colorado will match up in the Valero Alamo Bowl. The Longhorns come into this one 6-3, while due to COVID-19 issues, the Buffaloes could only play five games, ending with a 4-1 record. Let’s take a look at both teams and how they arrive to this affair so you can bet against their College Football odds.

Alamo Bowl – Texas vs. Colorado Betting Preview

Texas Familiar with Alamo Bowl

Tom Herman’s squad will be making their second straight appearance in the Alamo Bowl. Many consider the Longhorns season to be a disappointment, as many had predicted that Texas could be a contender for the National Championship. Rumors were swirling that Texas was courting Urban Meyer to take over for Herman.

Sam Ehlinger drives the Texas offense. The four-year starter leads one of the top offenses in the country, as Texas averages over 41 points per game. Ehlinger  has thrown for over 2400 yards, with 25 touchdowns. The Longhorns also have a very potent rushing attack, as the Horns average just over 180 yards per game on the ground.

The defensive unit has been the downfall of the Longhorns this season. They’re giving up over 29 points per game. They have a particularly weak pass defense, as they’re giving up 275 yards per game in the air. The rushing defense has been a strong point of the unit, as Texas is giving up just over 135 yards per game.

Buffaloes Also Been There Done That

Colorado brings a 4-1 record into the Alamo Bowl. Karl Dorrell took over this season for Mel Tucker who went to East Lansing to lead the Michigan State Spartans. The Buffaloes are the lone PAC 12 team to accept a bowl bid, as all of the others opted out of the bowl season due to coronavirus concerns.

29 seems to be the magic number for the Buffaloes, as they score 29 per game, while giving up an average of 29 per contest. They have a very balanced offensive attack, as they pass for 202 yards per game, while running for over 218 per game. Sam Noyer leads the offense, while Jake Broussard is the Buffaloes top rusher with over 810 yards on the season. It’s unsure whether or not Noyer will suit up for the game, as he has been dealing with a shoulder injury. If Noyer doesn’t play, Colorado’s offense will suffer.

Colorado is looking for their first bowl victory since 2004, while Texas has won all three of their bowl games in Tom Herman’s tenure. The Longhorns enter the Alamo Bowl as the betting favorite, as the oddsmakers have deemed them a 9.5 point favorite. The over/under for this one has been set at 63.5. With both teams having suspect defenses, we should see a lot of points put on the board. The Alamo Bowl should be a very fun, offensive-minded game.