Saturday, November 21, 2015
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The Houston Cougars take on the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday at Rentschler Field. The opening line for this game has Houston as 5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 65.
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Kyle Postma finished his last game with 236 yards through the air for Houston. He completed 21 passes out of 33 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. Kyle Postma was the rushing leader for the Cougars last game. He carried the ball 6 times for an average of 8 yards per carry and ended with 49 yards. Demarcus Ayers was the team leader in receiving with a total of 127 yards and 13 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. As a team in that game Houston got a total of 20 first downs by way of 5 rushing, 14 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 75 total plays for 392 yards for the game. The Cougars ran for 96 yards on 31 attempts.
Bryant Shirreffs finished his last game with 81 yards through the air for Connecticut. He completed 8 passes out of 19 attempts for a 42% completion percentage. Bryant Shirreffs was the rushing leader for the Huskies last game. He carried the ball 16 times for an average of 5 yards per carry and ended with 79 yards. Arkeel Newsome was the team leader in receiving with a total of 31 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. Connecticut got a total of 9 first downs by way of 7 rushing, 2 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 61 total plays for 227 yards for the game. The Huskies ran for 146 yards on 42 attempts.
Houston is averaging a total of 43.5 points per game on offense. In the air, they are attempting an average of 29.7 passes per game and completing 20 of them for a 67.3 percent completion percentage on the year. They are throwing for 256.4 yards per game through the air as well. The Cougars are running for an average of 256 yards per game on 49.9 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry. They also run 79.6 plays per contest and average 6.4 yards per play for an average of 512.4 yards per game. The Cougars are averaging 24.9 first downs per game and they accumulate 62.6 penalty yards per game via 6.6 penalties.
Houston allows 269.1 passing yards per game and 20.2 points per contest on defense. They give up 20.2 completions on 36.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55.2. The Cougars allow 110.7 rushing yards per game on 34.9 carries for a 3.2 average per play. Houston allows 379.8 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play. They force 2.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.6 penalties for 61.7 yards per game.
Connecticut is accumulating 19 points per game on offense. In the air, they attempt an average of 28 passes per game and complete 16.4 of them for a 58.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for an average of 203.8 yards per game through the air as well. The Huskies run for an average of 133 yards per game on 37.5 attempts for an average of 3.5 yards per carry this season. They also run 65.5 plays per game and average 5.1 yards per play for a total of 336.8 yards per game. The Huskies get an average of 17.8 first downs per game and they average 44.2 penalty yards per game via 5.4 penalties.
Connecticut allows an average of 187.5 passing yards and 19.3 points per contest. They give up 17.6 completions on 30.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.7 per game. The Huskies allow 171.3 rushing yards per contest on 37.3 carries for a 4.6 average per rush. Connecticut allows 358.8 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 5.1 penalties for 50.3 yards in each contest.
Houston Betting Trends
Houston is 4-5-1 against the over/under so far this season
Houston has an ATS record of 6-4-0 this season
Connecticut Betting Trends
Connecticut is 2-8-0 against the over/under so far this season
Connecticut has an ATS record of 4-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/16/15 OL Colton Freeman Neck "?" Saturday vs. Connecticut
11/16/15 DB William Jackson III Knee probable Saturday vs. Connecticut
11/15/15 QB Greg Ward Jr. Ankle injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Connecticut
11/15/15 DB Jeremy Winchester MCL "?" Saturday vs. Connecticut
11/09/15 RB Ryan Jackson Collarbone out for season
10/13/15 OL Josh Thomas Ankle out indefinitely
10/12/15 OL Zach Johnson Knee out for season
09/28/15 QB Adam Schulz ACL out for season
09/22/15 OL Ben Dew Foot out for season
11/15/15 WR Brian Lemelle Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Houston U
10/30/15 DL Cole Ormsby Lower Body out for season
09/16/15 WR Dhameer Bradley Leg out indefinitely
08/29/15 OL Ryan Crozier Leg out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Houston
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