Texas match-by-match predictions have been updated using ESPN’s REIT

Steve Sarkisian’s era began very calmly in Week 1, where he beat No. 23 Louisiana Ragin ’Cajuns 38-18 and was solid and composed in all three phases.

Week 2 was a completely different story. Texas traveled to Fayetteville on Saturday evening to face Arkansas and was completely dominated in the trenches. In fact, it’s hard to find a single positive lead since the 40-21 defeat against the Razorbacks.

Offensive line fights for Texas were the most important plot, but Pete Kwiatkowski’s defensive unit also gave up 333 yards running on the ground. Even the special teams had a good deal of errors, as kicker Cameron Dicker missed a field goal attempt for the second week in a row, while also jumping the ball at a point that later took advantage of Arkansas. .

Texas certainly needs to make some adjustments before the conference begins on Sept. 25.

In ESPN’s current Football Power Index, Texas is now favored in all but two remaining games on its calendar. The match-to-match predictions detailed below are presented according to the probability of winning for each match.

Texas ’clashes with Kansas and Rice have the highest odds of winning, while Oklahoma and Iowa State are the lowest. Prior to the loss of Arkansas, the Longhorns were favored to defeat the state of Iowa. Now, the cyclones are favored in this confrontation.

September 18: Vs. Rice

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Probability of winning: 95.5%

Last meeting: Texas 48, Rice 13 (September 14, 2019)

September 25: Against Texas Tech

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Probability of winning: 78.7%

Last meeting: Texas 63, Texas Tech 56 (September 26, 2020)

October 2: at TCU

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Probability of winning: 51.7%

Last meeting: TCU 33, Texas 31 (October 3, 2020)

October 9: Vs. Oklahoma (Dallas)

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Probability of winning: 18.6%

Last meeting: Oklahoma 53, Texas 45 (October 10, 2020)

October 16: Against the State of Oklahoma

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Probability of winning: 77.3%

Last meeting: Texas 41, Oklahoma State 34 (October 31, 2020)

October 30: in Baylor

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Probability of winning: 58.9%

Last meeting: Texas 27, Baylor 16 (October 24, 2020)

November 6: In the state of Iowa

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Probability of winning: 43.6%

Last meeting: Iowa State 23, Texas 20 (November 27, 2020)

November 13: Against Kansas

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Probability of winning: 97.0%

Last meeting: Texas 50, Kansas 48 (October 19, 2019)

November 20: in West Virginia

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Probability of winning: 55.2%

Last meeting: Texas 17, West Virginia 13 (November 7, 2020)

November 26: Against the State of Kansas

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Probability of winning: 82.5%

Last meeting: Texas 69, Kansas State 31 (2020)

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