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NCAA FOOTBALL

When is the Sugar Bowl? Washington - Texas | Odds, predictions, stadium, time and more...

The matchup between Washington’s head coach, Kayin Dubor, and Texas’s defensive coordinator, Pete Kowalski, will be intriguing due to their familiarity.

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The matchup between Washington’s head coach, Kayin Dubor, and Texas’s defensive coordinator, Pete Kowalski, will be intriguing due to their familiarity.
RON JENKINSAFP

The College Football Playoff matchup between Washington and Texas has generated significant excitement. The initial skepticism surrounding the playoff’s overall quality has been replaced by genuine enthusiasm as unexpected contenders have emerged, challenging conventional expectations.

Texas, having convincingly defeated Oklahoma State and showcasing the talents of quarterback Quinn Ewers, is now in the spotlight. The team’s depth across various positions has positioned them as formidable contenders, leading to a showdown with what is being hailed as the best Washington team since their 1991 National Championship-winning season.

Washington’s journey to the playoff is highlighted, emphasizing their rigorous schedule and impressive victories over the last month. The team’s resurgence, particularly in their dominant performance against Oregon, is credited to key players like Michael Pennick Jr., Jaylen McMillan, and Romo Duny, contributing to a perfect 13-0 season and securing the Pac-12 championship.

The team’s resilience on the Texas side is commendable, even without star running back Jonathan Brooks. The emergence of CJ Baxter, the outstanding performances of receivers like Xavier Worthy, and the underrated tight end JT Sanders add depth to Texas’s offensive arsenal. With quarterback Quinn Ewers operating at an elite level, Texas appears well-equipped for a challenging matchup against Washington.

The impending clash is portrayed as a potential national championship game, renewing memories of Washington’s historic 1991 Rose Bowl victory against Michigan. With its demanding schedule and impeccable record, the commentator asserts that Washington deserves a spot in the playoff, setting the stage for an exciting contest against Texas.

As the teams gear up for the Sugar Bowl played on January 1 (8:45 p.m. ET) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, anticipation grows for a high-scoring affair, considering both teams’ offensive capabilities.

Sugar Bowl 2024: predictions and odds

Texas Odds

  • Spread: -4.5/-110
  • Total: 63.5, -110o / -110u
  • Moneyline: -184

Washington Odds

  • Spread: +4.5/-110
  • Total: 63.5, -110o / -110u
  • Moneyline: +152

Over / Under: 62.5 points

Sugar Bowl 2024: how to watch

  • Kick-off: Jan. 1, 2024 at 8:45 p.m. ET
  • TV: ESPN
  • Streaming: Fubo, Sling TT, DIRECTV STREAM and Hulu + Live TV