Stanford Steve and The Bear: Week 3 college football picks, bets and nuggets

Down their starting quarterback, Texas can still turn to star running back Bijan Robinson. Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

"Stanford Steve" Coughlin and Chris "The Bear" Fallica preview Week 3 of the 2022 college football season as only they can, offering their top bets, nuggets and totals worth wagering on.

Odds and lines are from Caesars Sportsbook unless otherwise noted.

The Bear (Last week: 3-2. Season: 7-3-1)
Stanford Steve (Last week: 1-3. Season: 3-6)

The plays

UTSA Roadrunners at No. 21 Texas Longhorns (-12.5, 61,5)

Stanford Steve: Well, well, well. What a situation we have here. Big brother (Texas) is fresh off a 15-round fight versus the No. 1-ranked team in the country. On the other side, we have little brother (UTSA) coming into Austin for the first time in the history of the program. Texas impressed the hell out of me last week, as its defensive line gave it to Alabama's offense for 60 minutes; but in the end, it wasn't enough. Now, the Longhorns have what looks like a less than 100 percent Hudson Card under center in this matchup.