Texas vs Washington Live, Watch Online, TV Channel, Prediction, Pick, Alamo Bowl Odds, Spread

Two of college football’s most dynamic offenses meet in the playoffs as Texas’ No. 20 and Washington’s No. 12 face off at the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. The Huskies had one of the best turnarounds in college football this season, going from 4-8 to 10-2 under freshman coach Kalen DeBoer. Without a bad loss to Arizona State, the Huskies could have played for the Pac-12 championship.

Texas had an inconsistent campaign in Steve Sarkisian’s sophomore year but returned to a bowl game for the first time since 2020. The Longhorns had an outside chance to earn a trip to the Big 12 Championship Game at the end of the season , but losses to Texas Tech and the Oklahoma State team proved costly in an 8-4 campaign. However, the bowl game provides one last chance to build momentum as another vaunted recruiting class comes to Austin in 2023.

Washington and Texas have played four times in program history, but haven’t met since 2001. The Longhorns hold a 3-1 advantage, including a 47-43 Holiday Bowl win in the lone meeting between these two teams in the 21st century. Sarkisian previously coached the Huskies from 2009 to 2013, posting a 34-29 record in five seasons with Washington.

How to Watch Alamo Bowl Live

Date: Thursday, December 29 | Time: 9 p.m. ET
Location: Alamodome — San Antonio, TX
TV: ESP | Direct: fuboTV (Try for free)

Texas vs. Washington: Need to Know

Air display: Washington limped to just 225 yards per game in 2021, but the arrival of transfer Michael Penix Jr. completely transformed the Huskies in 2022. Penix led the nation in passing yards in a breakout campaign. The dynamic passing offense produced a pair of 1,000-yard receivers and exploded for more than 376 yards per game. Texas, conversely, ranked No. 90 nationally in passing defense during an inconsistent campaign. The Longhorns have a big test ahead of them.

Quarterback Questions: Texas will be without star running backs Bijan Robinson and Roschon Johnson in the bowl game, leaving quarterback Quinn Ewers as the main source of offense against the Huskies. Ewers showed lightning with 289 passing yards and four touchdowns against Oklahoma, but finished the year completing just 56% of his passes. Ewers hasn’t even rushed for 200 yards in the last four games of the regular season, and that won’t be enough against a dynamic Washington team.

Future preview: Robinson and Johnson were by far the most important offensive players for Texas in 2022, but their withdrawal opens the door. Replacement Jonathan Brooks has shown potential this season and will have a chance to lock down the starting running back position in 2023 with a solid performance. Likewise, Washington has an opportunity to build momentum heading into the 2023 season. Penix has announced plans to return in 2023 for another year of eligibility. Other attacking stars could also return. A win over Texas could set up a special year.

Alamo Bowl prediction, picks

Featured game | Washington Huskies vs. Texas Longhorns

Vegas bettors have been overvaluing Texas all year, and that should be even more true after three of Texas’ most important players retired from bowl play. Washington is very dynamic and able to go over the Longhorns defense. Unless Ewers finds his form in Oklahoma, Texas won’t be able to follow. Prediction: Washington +3

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