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October 4, 2022

The Daily Texan’s Super Bowl picks

Lorianne Willett
Wide receiver Xavier Worthy runs across the endzone after his touchdown during Texas’ game against Wyoming on September 16, 2023. Texas beat Wyoming 31-10.

With Super Bowl Sunday just a few days away, the entire country has its eyes on the matchup between Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs against the elite San Francisco 49ers. Being the sports staff of the Daily Texan, we felt it was our due diligence to insert our far-from-expert opinions on who is taking home the Lombardi trophy in 2024:

Isa Almeida

49ers, 24-21

A tied game until the very end. The 49ers will win with a field goal in the last play, similar to Texas and Alabama in 2022.

JT Bowen

Chiefs, 30-27

I’ve learned to stop betting against Patrick Mahomes.

Katie Borchetta

49ers, 27-24

The 49ers have a more stacked offense with running back Christian McCaffrey and wide receiver Deebo Samuel. They also have one of the best offensive lines this season and will be difficult for the Chiefs to stop. However, I do still believe it will be a close matchup.

Emma Hutchinson

49ers, 21-7

I’m an avid Patrick Mahomes hater, Brock Purdy runs on nothing but good vibes and that’s how I like it.

Lindsey Plotkin

Chiefs, 34-28

As good as the 49ers are and as dangerous as Christian McCaffrey is, Patrick Mahomes is unstoppable in the postseason. Travis Kelce has been playing really well and the Chiefs defense is the best in the NFL.

Evan Vieth

Chiefs, 24-17

Both teams’ defenses play lights out for four quarters, holding Mahomes and McCaffrey to worse stat lines than we’re used to, but I’m taking Mahomes in the fourth quarter over Purdy any day of the week. Mahomes leads a game-winning drive to secure his third Super Bowl and solidify as a top-three quarterback of all time.

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About the Contributors
Emma Hutchinson, Senior Sports Reporter
Emma is a journalism sophomore from Prosper, Texas and is probably watching Dallas Mavericks highlights as you read this. She currently works on the women’s basketball beat as a senior reporter, but has previously reported on men’s swim and dive and softball. In addition to watching the Mavericks, she enjoys spending her free time with the people she loves most, usually by grabbing some coffee or boba with them.
Evan Vieth, Senior Sports Reporter
Evan is a junior journalism major and the sports editor for the Texan. He is originally from Washington DC and has covered UT sports for 4 semesters and counting. He has covered the Men's Tennis, Soccer, Baseball and Football teams and had the opportunity to write about the 2023 Longhorns in the Sugar Bowl.
Lorianne Willett, Photo Editor
Lorianne is a Journalism and Global Sustainability junior from San Antonio, Texas. Currently, she is the Photo Editor. In her free time, she enjoys reading and playing tennis.