In what may be my final betting column for The Daily Texan, I want to thank my editors for publishing this column. To the people who read this column, hopefully I’ve made you more money than you’ve lost. As a reminder, I’m not an expert by any stretch of the imagination. I’m just a college student who watches too much college football and places bets he can’t afford — like most of y’all. This weekly column is where I will give you my best bets for the week in college football. I am not responsible for any money lost, so don’t request money from me on Venmo.
If you listen closely, you can hear the sighs of Longhorn fans from across the country hanging in the air after last week’s loss to Iowa State. While Texas’ chances of reaching the Big 12 Championship Game are miniscule, the team can still get to nine wins this season. To get to that nine-win mark, though, the Longhorns will need to get past Baylor.
With only two weeks left in the regular season, several of our candidates are still vying to secure their teams’ spot in the College Football Playoff with rivalry games and marquee matchups looming. However, after the aforementioned injury, one team is going to have to do it without their Heisman contender.
For the third time this season, Texas head coach Tom Herman stepped up to the podium following a road loss to a conference opponent. He wore a black shirt, appropriate for the mournful mood surrounding the Longhorns after Saturday night’s walk-off loss to unranked but favored Iowa State.
With three costly penalties on the final drive, the Longhorns had nothing else to do but watch the Cyclones storm the field in celebration after they sent Texas' Big 12 Championship hopes through the uprights.