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Texas vs. California - 9/19/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
California Golden Bears (2-0) at Texas Longhorns (1-1)
Date & Time Saturday September 19, 2015, 7:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Texas Longhorns +6.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
FOX
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CFB | California Golden Bears (2-0) at Texas Longhorns (1-1)
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The California Golden Bears and Texas Longhorns meet Saturday at Royal Texas Memorial Stadium.

The California Golden Bears look for a big road win after a fast 2-0 start. Jared Goff is completing 73.2 percent of his passes for 630 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. Goff has 10 touchdown passes in his last three games. Trevor Davis and Bryce Treggs have combined for more than 280 receiving yards and one touchdown while junior Kenny Lawler has eight receptions. The California Golden Bears ground game is averaging 174.5 yards per contest, and Daniel Lasco leads the way with 137 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Cal is allowing 10.5 points and 311 yards per game. Damariay Drew leads the Golden Bears with 12 tackles, Cameron Walker has two sacks and Caleb Coleman has two pass deflections. Griffin Piatt and Matt Rockett are questionable with injuries.

The Texas Longhorns need a win to get a game above .500 and gain some confidence. Tyrone Swoopes is completing 32 percent of his passes for 101 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions. Swoopes has zero touchdown passes in three straight games. John Burt and Daje Johnson have combined for more than 160 receiving yards and one touchdown while sophomore Armanti Foreman has two receptions. The Texas Longhorns ground game is averaging 104.5 yards per contest, and Jerrod Heard leads the way with 84 yards on 12 carries. Defensively, Texas is allowing 33 points and 494.5 yards per game. Malik Jefferson leads the Longhorns with 18 tackles, Duke Thomas has two tackles for loss and Kris Boyd has a forced fumble.

The Golden Bears are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. The Longhorns are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Pac-12. 

Uh, this line is off just a tad, huh?

Texas got spanked by Notre Dame in the season opener and allowed Rice to rack up 462 yards of offense. RICE! In case you didn't know, Goff is one of the top quarterbacks in the league and should have a field day against this Longhorns team that pretends to play defense. 

Forget the points, I'm calling an all out Cal upset. 

Pick:
California Golden Bears ML

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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