Texas Longhorns 2009 BCS Championship Odds

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Mary Montgomery
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It's that other Texas Longhorns team and they have +400 odds to win the 2009 BCS Championship.  Just to show how little respect oddsmakers are really giving the Texas Tech Red Raiders, Texas Tech's odds to win the 2009 BCS Championship were set at +500 even though they were ranked at number 2 and remain undefeated.  The Longhorns, with their better name recognition and proven record over the year were ranking somewhere around number 3 and 4 depending on where you looked.  All odds were courtesy of Sportsbook.com

Texas odds to win the BCS title remained unchanged from last week.

The Longhorns improved to a 9-1 overall and 5-1 in the Big 12, remaining a game behind Texas Tech in the South Division while keeping pace in the Bowl Championship Series standings.

  "You want to get the bad taste out of your mouth after a loss, especially when you were the No. 1 team in the country with so many things riding on it," said Texas coach Mack Brown.

The Longhorns feel a lot better after beating Baylor 45-21 on Saturday, a week after that last-second loss at Texas Tech that knocked them out of the No. 1 spots in the AP poll, Bowl Championship Series standings and Big 12 South.

"Getting a win back under our belt, everybody's got the motivation," linebacker Roddrick Muckelroy said. "We're all high again."

No manner what Texas does the rest of the season, it may not get back in position for a shot at the college football equivalent of a gold medal - the national title.

Or even the Big 12 championship.

Penn State suffered its first loss Saturday, allowing Texas to regain one spot in the AP poll, moving up to fourth Sunday, still a slot above Oklahoma. The Longhorns moved up a spot in the new BCS standings to third, two ahead of the Sooners.

If Texas wins next weekend at struggling Kansas, Longhorns fans will then have to do something that will be difficult, but necessary: root for Oklahoma.

The Sooners' next game is Nov. 22 at home against Texas Tech, which would be able to clinch the Big 12 South with a win at Norman.

With its 11th straight nine-win season, the nation's longest active streak, Texas will certainly be going to another bowl.

But will it be the BCS Championship game?  That remains to be seen.

Mary Montgomery, Gambling911.com


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