Sugar Bowl Washington Huskies vs. Texas Longhorns Betting Preview (01/01/2024)

Sugar Bowl Washington Huskies vs. Texas Longhorns Betting Preview (01-01-2024)

In the Pac-12 championship game rematch, Washington beat the Ducks yet again to confirm its Pac-12 supremacy. As a result, Washington will face the Texas Longhorns in the Sugar Bowl and College Football Playoff. The Washington Huskies were the Pac-12 regular season champions. But UW spent much of the season listening about how the Oregon Ducks were the better team. But Washington scored two College Football Betting wins against Oregon. On the other hand, Texas is coming off an impressive blowout win over Oklahoma State in the Big 12 championship game.

Sugar Bowl Washington vs. Texas NCAAF Betting Information

Date and Time:Monday, January 1, 2024, 8:45 p.m. ET.
Location:Caesars Superdome, New Orleans, LA.
TV Coverage:ESPN
Odds at SBG Sportsbook
Texas-4 -11064 -110-190
Washington+4 -11064 -110+160
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Sugar Bowl Format

At the onset, the Sugar Bowl started in 1935. The matchup usually features schools from the SEC and at-large conferences. The game takes place at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. Previously, the venue for this contest was Tulane Stadium in New Orleans from 1934-1974. This game was named the USF&G Sugar Bowl and Nokia Sugar Bowl before Allstate acquired sponsorship rights in 2007.

Accordingly, the Sugar Bowl is part of the College Football Playoff rotation. And it was part of three semifinal matchups played in 2014, 2018, and 2021. It will host the College Football Playoff semifinal in January of 2024 for the 2023 season.

Sugar Bowl Recent Results

The Alabama Crimson Tide won the Sugar Bowl for the 10th time in late December of 2022. To show, Bama defeated Kansas State 45-20. Those people who thought the Crimson Tide would have an offshore betting letdown after not making the College Football Playoff were wrong. Consider the Crimson Tide bolted to a 21-10 halftime lead and expanded the lead to 42-10 in the third quarter. In the January 1, 2022, game between Baylor and Ole Miss, the Bears knocked out Rebels QB Matt Corral early. Subsequently, they used its defense for a 21-7 low-scoring win. The ‘under’ is now 6-1 across the past seven Sugar Bowls.

And then, in January 2021, Ohio State roughed up Clemson 49-28 to punch their ticket to the national title game, a rare ‘over’ result lately in the Sugar Bowl.

Sugar Bowl Past Winners

America’s premier college football program should have the historic lead for most Sugar Bowl wins. Hence, the Alabama Crimson Tide has ten wins, with the last one being in 2022. The Tide also won in 2018 for the national championship in a 24-6 win over the Clemson Tigers on January 1, 2018.

Sugar Bowl Matchup

Last game, the Texas Longhorns won 49-21 against the Oklahoma State Cowboys as 14.5-point favorites. The game went over the total of 58. Texas has a record of 12-1 straight up, 7-5-1 against the spread, and 5-8 over/under the total. Texas ranks 9th for total offense, 18th for passing, 24th for rushing, and 16th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 23rd overall, 96th against the pass, 4th against the rush, and 13th for points allowed. Also, Texas ranks 83rd for fewest turnovers lost and 11th for takeaways.

Last game, the Washington Huskies won 34-31 against the Oregon Ducks as 9.5-point dogs. The game went under the College Football Betting total of 65.5. Washington has a record of 13-0 straight up, 6-6-1 against the spread, and 6-7 over/under the total. Washington ranks 11th for total offense, 1st for passing, 100th for rushing, and 11th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 93rd overall, 122nd against the pass, 41st against the rush, and 50th for points allowed. Also, Washington ranks 71st for fewest turnovers lost and 8th for takeaways.

Sugar Bowl Prediction

On this occasion, Texas brings a more complete team and better defense.

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