In November 2016, LSU thought it had come to an agreement on the University of Houston’s Tom Herman as their new coach. However, Herman was also speaking with Texas and instead decided to take the Horns’ offer. On Saturday in the first Top-10 matchup of the new season, No. 6 LSU visits No. 9 Texas. The Tigers are favored on the NCAA Football Odds.
How to Bet LSU vs Texas 2019 College Football Week 2 Odds & Game Info
- When: Saturday, 7:30 PM ET
- Where: Royal Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin
- TV: ABC
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- Radio: SiriusXM
- College Football Week 2 Odds: LSU -7 (Total 57)
These teams haven’t met in the regular season since 1954. They last played in the 2003 Cotton Bowl, with Texas winning 35-20. Prior to that, the previous meeting between the teams came in the 1963 Cotton Bowl, a 13-0 LSU victory. LSU is 7-9-1 all-time against Texas, which includes a 1-7-1 mark in games played in Austin.
- Sunny: 37°C/99°F
- Humidity: 23%
- Precipitation: 0%
- Cloud Cover: 2%
- Wind: 7 mph SSE
- Stadium Type: Open
Why Bet on LSU?
The Tigers warmed up for this game last week with a 55-3 rout of Georgia Southern. Joe Burrow tied a school record with five touchdown passes as LSU scored on its first five possessions. LSU tied its second-most points in a season opener in the SEC era (since 1933), amassing 473 yards of total offense while holding Georgia Southern to only 98.
Burrow, LSU’s senior quarterback, was 23-of-27 for 278 yards and five touchdowns, tying Zach Mettenberger’s school record set in 2013. All five of Burrow’s scoring passes came in the first half. He was named the Co-SEC Player of the Week with Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. It was the third consecutive game dating back to last year that Burrow has either set or tied a school record. Burrow set the LSU record for TDs accounted for with six against Texas A&M and then tied the school bowl record with four TD passes in the Fiesta Bowl win over Central Florida. Myles Brennan entered in the third quarter and finished 7-of-12 passing for 72 yards.
Returning All-America safety Grant Delpit had 4 tackles, including 1.5 for losses and recovered a fumble in the victory over Georgia Southern. In 27 career games, Delpit has been responsible for a turnover in 8 games.
This game is the first time LSU will face a Top 10 non-conference opponent on the road since facing 10th-ranked Notre Dame in South Bend in 1998. The Tigers are 11-7 against Top 25 teams under Ed Orgeron. Texas will represent the ninth Top 10 opponent LSU has faced since Orgeron took over four games into the 2016 season. LSU is 5-3 against Top 10 foes under Orgeron. LSU is 30-15-2 all-time against current members of the Big 12.
- Passing Yards: 350.0
- Rushing Yards: 122.0
- Points For: 55.0
- Points Against: 3.0
Why Bet on Texas?
Texas had little trouble in Week 1 with a 45-14 win over Louisiana Tech. Sam Ehlinger tied a career high with four touchdown passes and the defense pitched a shutout through three quarters. Ehlinger started the game 15-of-18 with three touchdowns, as the Longhorns scored on three of their first four drives. He now has 40 career passing touchdowns, surpassing Peter Gardere for sixth in team history. Ehlinger had 310 yards of total offense and upped his career total to 6,384 yards, surpassing Ricky Williams for seventh in school history in career total offense. In his last 14 games played, he has thrown 27 touchdowns to only three interceptions.
Texas improved to 108-16-3 in home openers (.862) and has won 19 of the last 20. UT is now 76-17-3 (.805) all-time in openers at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Texas improved to 93-18 as a top-10 team since the start of the 2000 season. Texas is now 33-3-1 all-time in season openers when entering the year ranked in the top 10 of at least one of the national polls. ESPN’s College GameDay will be in Austin for the first time since 2009 on Saturday. Texas is 10-6 all-time when the Horns are one of the teams in College GameDay’s featured matchup, including 5-1 at home.
The running back depth is a cause for concern for the Longhorns entering this Week 2 primetime showdown. The Longhorns are missing three of their top four running backs. The most recent of which is true freshman former five-star wide receiver recruit Jordan Whittington, who is set to miss 4-6 weeks with a torn adductor.
The Longhorns are 30-8-2 all-time against teams from the state of Louisiana. Texas has previously faced Tulane (17-1-1), LSU (9-7-1), Louisiana-Lafayette (2-0), Louisiana-Monroe (1-0) and Louisiana Tech (1-0).
Texas coach Tom Herman is 3-0 in his career vs. SEC teams. The Horns beat five ranked teams in 2018, their most since also besting five teams ranked in at least one of the national polls back in 2004. The Longhorns are 40-32-1 all-time in matchups between two top-10 opponents. Texas is 10-6 all-time in top-10 matchups at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.
- Passing Yards: 301.0
- Rushing Yards: 153.0
- Points For: 45.0
- Points Against: 14.0
LSU vs Texas 2019 College Football Week 2 Betting Trends
- Tigers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
- Tigers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana State’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Big 12 conference
- Longhorns are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games played in September
- Longhorns are 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 games when playing as the underdog
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas’ last 11 games played in week 2
Expert Final Score Prediction for LSU vs Texas
LSU 31 – Texas 28