Friday, October 16, 2015
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The Houston Cougars take on the Tulane Green Wave on Friday at Yulman Stadium. The opening line for this game has Houston as 16 point favorites and the over/under was set at 63.5.
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Greg Ward finished his last game with 243 yards through the air for Houston. He completed 16 passes out of 18 attempts for a 89% completion percentage. Greg Ward led the Cougars in rushing with 82 yards. He averaged 6 yards per carry on his 14 rushing attempts for the game. Demarcus Ayers led the team in receiving. He had a total of 91 yards on 7 receptions for an average of 13 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Houston had 457 total yards on 66 plays. They gained 13 rushing first downs, 9 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 23 first downs on the game. The Cougars rushed for 214 yards by way of 48 carries.
Tanner Lee finished his last game with 95 yards through the air for Tulane. He completed 16 passes out of 29 attempts for a 55% completion percentage. Rob Kelley led the Green Wave in rushing with 34 yards. He averaged 4 yards per carry on his 8 rushing attempts for the game. Teddy Veal led the team in receiving. He had a total of 43 yards on 6 receptions for an average of 7 yards per catch in the game. Tulane had 110 total yards on 57 plays. They gained 2 rushing first downs, 5 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 8 first downs on the game. The Green Wave rushed for 8 yards by way of 27 carries.
Houston is scoring 46.4 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 21.2 passes on 30.6 attempts for a 69.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 286 yards per game through the air as well. The Cougars carry the ball for an average of 288.6 yards per game on 51.8 attempts for an average of 5.6 yards per carry this season. They also run 82.4 plays per contest and average 7 yards per play for an average of 574.6 yards per game. The Cougars are averaging 26.4 first downs per game and they accumulate 61 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties.
Houston gives up an average of 302.6 passing yards and 24.2 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 24.2 completions per game on 40.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.2. The Cougars allow 95.8 rushing yards per game on 34.6 carries for a 2.8 average per play. Houston allows 398.4 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play. They force 2.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.8 penalties for 51 yards per game.
Tulane averages 22 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 18.2 passes per game on 33 attempts for a 55.2 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 208.4 yards through the air per game thus far. The Green Wave carry the ball for an average of 95.8 yards per game on 33.8 attempts for an average of 2.8 yards per carry. They also run 66.8 plays per game and average 4.6 yards per play for a total of 304.2 yards per game. The Green Wave get an average of 15.4 first downs per game and they average 58.6 penalty yards per game via 6.4 penalties.
Tulane gives up 254.8 passing yards per outing and 37.8 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 19.8 completions on 32.4 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 61.1. The Green Wave allow 165 rushing yards per contest on 41.2 carries for a 4 average per rush. Tulane allows 419.8 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play. They force 2.4 turnovers per contest and 5.8 penalties for 51.6 yards in each contest.
Houston Betting Trends
Houston is 3-1-1 against the over/under so far this season
Houston has an ATS record of 3-2-0 this season
Tulane Betting Trends
Tulane is 4-1-0 against the over/under so far this season
Tulane has an ATS record of 2-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/13/15 OL Josh Thomas Ankle out indefinitely
10/13/15 OL Marcus Oliver Ankle "?" Friday vs. Tulane
10/12/15 OL Zach Johnson Knee out for season
10/11/15 WR Linell Bonner Hamstring "?" Friday vs. Tulane
09/28/15 QB Adam Schulz ACL out for season
09/22/15 OL Ben Dew Foot out for season
10/12/15 OL Colton Hanson Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Houston U
10/11/15 DB Richard Allen Ankle "?" Friday vs. Houston U
Guy's Pick: Take Tulane
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