Texas Longhorns football odds

Texas Longhorns football odds

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Football was born at the University of Texas in 1893, and top-level football has been played on campus ever since. From National Championships to Heisman Trophy winners to legendary coaches, the Longhorns have had it all.

Inarguably, the Longhorns are one of the most popular football programs in the country, and legal sportsbooks have been quick to recognize that popularity. You’ll always find Longhorns football odds at online sportsbooks.

Once online sports betting goes live in Texas, you can bet Longhorns’ odds will be heavily trafficked at every sportsbook—in season or off.

This week’s Texas Longhorns spread

See below for up-to-date Texas Longhorns lines from legal online sportsbooks. Click on any odds to go right to the sportsbook, open your account and take advantage of the online bonus offers.

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Bet on Texas Longhorns odds

Let’s run down the four most popular Longhorns bets you’ll find at any Texas sports betting site (once legalization occurs).

What is the Texas Longhorns moneyline?

Moneyline bets are the most common kind and the easiest to understand. You have two teams playing each other, and you pick which one you think will win. Oddsmakers choose the underdog and the favorite and identify them with corresponding odds.

Caesars online sportsbook is one of the top names in the industry, and it’s always kept the moneyline bet as a focus point. Here, you’ll find extremely competitive moneylines across all of college football.

An example of what a Caesars moneyline bet might look like is below:

  • Texas Longhorns      -155
  • TCU Horned Frogs   +165

What can we learn from this snapshot? The Longhorns are favored to win, though not by a blowout. The negative odds show us they are the team the oddsmakers expect to be victorious, but neither team is very far from even odds.

If you bet on this game, your payouts work based on the odds you lock in when you finalize your bet slip. For the Longhorns, their negative odds show you how much you have to bet in order to win $100 in profit. A $155 bet on the Longhorns, for example, would pay out $255, which is the original stake returned to you plus your profit.

Positive numbers, like TCU’s, indicate how much you could win with a $100 bet. In this case, that bet would pay out $265, which includes your original bet and your winnings.

What is the Texas Longhorns point spread?

The point spread isn’t the most popular bet type overall, but it is among gambling vets and real enthusiasts. Why? Because it evens the playing field.

In many sports, and especially college football, games can be incredibly lopsided. That means the moneyline usually won’t carry much value for bettors. The point spread, however, assigns a required margin of victory to the favorites. If they are unable to win by more than that number, then bets on the underdog will pay out.

NCAAF point spread bets are huge at BetMGM sportsbook online. While you’ll find this bet type with every legal sportsbook, BetMGM prides itself on having some of the most competitive odds, as well as a nice selection of bets throughout NCAA football and beyond.

An example of a BetMGM point spread bet could look like this:

  • Texas Longhorns                             -10.5 (-110)
  • West Virginia Mountaineers      +10.5 (-110)

We can see in this example that the Longhorns need to win by at least 11 points to make good on spread bets. Any other outcome, such as West Virginia losing by just nine points, would result in bets on the Mountaineers winning.

The odds work the same as they do in our moneyline example above, with the negative number showing up how much we need to bet in order to win $100. The odds are the same on both sides of this bet, so if you were to wager $275 and you win, the payout would be $525, which includes $250 in profit.

Texas Longhorns totals bets

A totals bet is also known as the over/under. Unlike the other bet types we’ve discussed above, you really don’t have to worry about which team will win.

Instead, you’re focused on the combined points between the two teams. The oddsmakers set that predicted threshold, and you pick whether the real number will land over or under it. You’ll find that nearly every totals bet has a half-point attached to avoid any ties.

The DraftKings Sportsbook app has a good reputation for its over/under selections and betting lines. There is decent value to be found on college betting with DK, which made its mark as a daily fantasy sports company before joining the ranks of legal sportsbooks.

A DraftKings totals bet might look like this:

  • Over            53.5 (-110)
  • Under         53.5 (-110)

Oddsmakers in this example expect the two teams to score at least 53.5 combined points. Those betting on the over are hoping for 54 points or more, while those betting on the under want 53 or fewer points.

Both sides of this bet carry -110 odds, though they aren’t always going to be the same for both the over and the under. Sometimes one outcome is favored more by oddsmakers, or the odds shift due to public betting.

What Texas Longhorns football props can I bet on?

Prop bets are a huge draw in most sportsbooks, and it’s easy to see why. They’re fun, less focused on the game outcome and boast a much wider variety than do other bet types.

But prop bets are also difficult to prepare for and research, which is why you shouldn’t make them a large component of your betting strategy. That doesn’t mean you should avoid them altogether, though.

Prop bets give everyone something to wager on, even the most casual of sports bettors. Every sportsbook has its own slate of prop bets, so make sure to shop around a bit.

FanDuel Sportsbook, for example, has a nice variety of prop bets for all of the most popular college football games, including those featuring the Longhorns. The more popular the NCAAF teams playing, the more college football prop bets you’ll likely find.

Here’s an example of a possible Texas Longhorns prop bet at FanDuel:

Will the Texas Longhorns have a defensive score in the first half? 

  • Yes (+175) or No (+140)

You can see by the odds that the sportsbook doesn’t really expect this to happen, though either side of the bet offers up nice value.

Shop around to find the best Texas Longhorns betting odds for all of your bets, but especially if you’re going to participate in prop betting.

Texas Longhorns coaching staff

A competitive program requires good recruiting, solid training and top-shelf coaching. The Texas Longhorns have had some outstanding coaches throughout their history, which is one of the reasons they have four national titles.

Below, we take a look at the current coaching staff for the Longhorns, as well as a list of the head coaches who have come and gone.

  • Head coach: Steve Sarkisian
  • Assistant head coach: Jeff Banks
  • Offensive coordinator: Kyle Flood
  • Defensive coordinator: Pete Kwiatkowski
  • Co-defensive coordinator: Jeff Choate
  • Special teams coordinator: Jeff Banks

Here’s a list of the head coaches who have historically helmed Longhorns football:

Coach Tenure
Steve Sarkisian 2021-current
Tom Herman 2017-2020
Charlie Strong 2014-2016
Mack Brown 1998-2013
John Mackovic 1992-1997
David McWilliams 1987-1991
Fred Akers 1977-1986
Darrell Royal 1957-1976
Ed Price 1951-1956
Blair Cherry 1947-1950
Dana X. Bible 1937-1946
Jack Chevigny 1934-1936
Clyde Littlefield 1927-19233
E.J. Stewart 1923-1926
Berry Whitaker 1920-1922
William Juneau 1917-1919
Eugene Van Gent 1916
Dave Allerdice 1911-1915
Billy Wasmund 1910
Dexter W. Draper 1909
W.E. Metzenthin 1907-1908
H.R. Schenker 1906
Ralph Hutchinson 1903-1905
J.B. Hart 1902
Samuel Huston Thompson 1900-1901
Maurice Gordon Clarke 1899
David Farragut Edwards 1898
Walter F. Kelly 1897
Harry Orman Robinson 1896
Frank Crawford 1895
Reginald DeMerritt Wentworth 1894

Where do the Longhorns play their home games?

The Longhorns play their home games in Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium, formerly known as War Memorial Stadium, Memorial Stadium and Texas Memorial Stadium. It has been home to University of Texas football since 1924.

Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium

  • Address: 405 East 23rd Street, Austin, Texas 78712
  • Owner: University of Texas
  • Operator: University of Texas
  • Capacity: 100,119
  • Record attendance: 103,507 (2018 vs. USC)
  • Opened: November 8, 1924
  • Renovated: 1955, 1977, 1986, 1996, 2002, 2005, 2011, 2013
  • Expanded: 1926, 1948, 1968, 1971, 1997-1999, 2006-2009, 2019-2021
  • Construction cost: $275,000 ($4.35 million in 2021 dollars) with expansions at the cost of $149.9 million (north end zone expansion) and $200 million (south end zone expansion)

How to watch and listen to Texas Longhorns football games

It isn’t hard to catch Longhorns football games, thanks to how popular the program is across the nation. Below we take a look at the various ways you can watch or listen.


  • CBS Sports
  • Fox Sports 1
  • Fox Sports 2
  • Longhorn Network
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2

For streaming services, you can find some Longhorns games at:

  • FuboTV
  • DirecTV Stream
  • Hulu Live TV
  • YouTube TV
  • Sling TV

If you’d rather listen to the games, tune your dial to:

  • KKHR 106.3 FM (Abilene)
  • KVLF 1240 AM (Alpine)
  • KTXX 104.9 FM (Austin)
  • KOKE 99.3 FM (Austin)
  • KLGO 98.5 FM (Austin)
  • KLGO 1260 AM (Austin)
  • KBST 1490 AM (Big Spring)
  • KFYN 1420 AM (Bonham)
  • KGAS 1590 AM (Carthage)
  • KGAS 104.3 FM (Carthage)
  • KEYS 1440 AM (Corpus Christi)
  • KIVY 92.7 FM (Crockett)
  • KRLD 1080 AM (Dallas)
  • KWMC 1490 AM (Del Rio)
  • KROD 600 AM (El Paso)
  • KFST 860 AM (Fort Stockton)
  • KWRD 1470 AM (Henderson)
  • KBME 790 AM (Houston)
  • KSHN 99.9 FM (Liberty)
  • KETX 92.3 FM (Livingston)
  • KLVQ 1410 AM (Malakoff)
  • KLVQ 94.5 FM (Malakoff)
  • KBERY 103.9 FM (Marble Falls)
  • KMHT 14560 AM (Marshall)
  • KMHT 103.9 FM (Marshall)
  • KVNS 1700 AM (McAllen)
  • KOGT 1600 AM (Orange)
  • KFYN 104.3 FM (Paris)
  • KTLU 1580 AM (Rusk/Jacksonville)
  • KKSA 1260 AM (San Angelo)
  • WOAI 1200 AM (San Antonio)
  • KTEM 1400 AM (Temple)
  • KTBB 600 AM (Tyler/Longview)
  • KBHT 104.9 FM (Waco)

You can also stream the games over the internet via:

  • Sirius XM
  • TuneIn App
  • TexasSports.com

A brief history of Texas Longhorns football

Interested in knowing some key dates in UT football history? We’ve assembled a list of notable years below.

  • 2025: Texas will leave the Big 12 and join the SEC.
  • 2012: The Longhorns football program is valued at $805 million.
  • 2010: Texas plays in its second BCS National Championship but falls to No. 1 ranked Alabama 37-21.
  • 2009: ESPN names Texas as the seventh most prestigious program since 1936.
  • 2008: Colt McCoy is named the Walter Camp Award recipient as the Player of the Year, an honor he would repeat in 2009.
  • 2006: The Longhorns win their first National Championship of the 21st century, a classic 41-38 thriller against USC.
  • 1998: Ricky Williams earns the Heisman Trophy — just the second time the honor was given to a Texas player. Williams also wins the Walter Camp Award for Player of the Year that season.
  • 1996: Texas joins the Big 12 Conference and wins the conference title that season.
  • 1978: Running back Earl Campbell is selected as the No. 1 NFL Draft pick by the Houston Oilers.
  • 1977: Earl Campbell becomes the first Longhorns player to be awarded the Heisman Trophy.
  • 1970: Back-to-back national championships add to the prestige of Texas Longhorns football.
  • 1969: The Longhorns add a second national title to their trophy case.
  • 1966: Linebacker Tommy Nobis becomes the first-ever Longhorns player to be taken as the No. 1 overall NFL Draft pick with his selection by the Atlanta Falcons.
  • 1963: Texas wins the first of its four national titles.
  • 1957: Texas hires Darrell K. Royal, who stays with the program through 1976 and wins three National Championships.
  • 1948: The Longhorns earn a trip to the Sugar Bowl.
  • 1943: Texas plays in its first-ever Cotton Bowl. (Latest Cotton Bowl game odds)
  • 1936: Longhorns hire Dana X. Bible, a hall-of-fame coach who would lead the Texas team through 1946.
  • 1916: Texas wins its first of 27 Southwest Conference titles.
  • 1915: The Southwest Conference adds the Longhorns.
  • 1913: The University of Texas joins the Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association and wins the title in back-to-back seasons.
  • 1905: Texas chooses to become independent of any conference and stays that way until 1913.
  • 1900: Texas plays Oklahoma in the first-ever matchup between the two teams, and a series known as the Red River Rivalry is born.
  • 1896: The Longhorns join the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association.
  • 1894: The Aggies of Texas A&M and the Longhorns play for the first time, with Texas winning 38-0, beginning a seven-game winning streak in the Lone Star Showdown rivalry. Check Texas vs. Texas A&M odds for the next game.
  • 1894: Texas plays Arkansas for the first time, winning 54-0.
  • 1893: Texas Longhorns field their first football team, sans a head coach.

Texas Longhorns Football FAQ

According to Stubhub.com, the average price for Longhorns home game tickets in 2021 was $60, with the lowest starting at around $14. The prices, however, vary based on opponent.

The Texas Longhorns lay claim to four national titles: 1963, 1969, 1970 and 2005.

They were named champions five other times by various organizations, all of which the Longhorns do not claim. Those came in 1914, 1941, 1968, 1977 and 1981.

Darrell Royal, a hall-of-fame coach, has the most wins in the history of Texas football with a record of 167-47-5 over his 20 years at the helm. His win percentage is .774. Not far behind him is Mack Brown, who was head coach for 16 seasons and compiled a 158-48 record (.767).

The coach with the highest win percentage of those who led the team for four years or more is Dave Allerdice, who went 33-7 for a .825 win percentage from 1911-1915. Berry Whitaker coached for three seasons from 1920-1922 and went 22-3-1 for a .865 win percentage.

The Texas football team has appeared in 55 bowl games as of July 2022. They have a bowl record of 31-24-2.

Their first-ever bowl game was the Cotton Bowl in 1943. Their most recent as of July 2022 was an appearance in the 2020 Alamo Bowl.

There have been 61 Texas players named to the Consensus All-American team.

The first ones were Chal Daniel, a guard, and Malcolm Kutner, an offensive end, in 1941. The most recent, as of July 2022, is Connor Williams, an offensive tackle who was named All-American in 2016.

There have been 21 players who have earned the honor of being an All-American more than once, with 19 of those being named twice in their careers. The two Longhorns who earned All-American honors three times are Hub Bechtol (a defensive end in 1944, 1945 and 1946) and Russell Erxleben (a kicker in 1976, 1977 and 1978).

There have been 351 Longhorns drafted into the NFL, with 44 of them selected in the first round.

The first Texas player drafted into the NFL was Hugh Wolfe, a fullback who was selected in the third round as the 19th-overall pick in 1938. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Of the 351 players drafted, Tommy Nobis, a linebacker, defensive end Kenneth Sims and running back Earl Campbell were taken as the first-overall draft pick.

Nobis was selected by the Atlanta Falcons with the No. 1 pick in 1966. Campbell was selected by the Houston Oilers in 1978. Sims was taken by the New England Patriots in 1982.