Saturday, October 24, 2015
Bright House Networks Stadium
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The Houston Cougars take on the UCF Knights on Saturday at Bright House Networks Stadium. The opening line for this game has Houston as 18.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 57.
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Greg Ward finished his last game with 222 yards through the air for Houston. He completed 17 passes out of 25 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. Greg Ward led the Cougars in rushing with 77 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 93 yards on 6 receptions for an average of 16 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Houston got a total of 24 first downs by way of 12 rushing, 8 passing, and 4 by penalty. They ran 72 total plays for 461 yards for the game. The Cougars ran for 239 yards on 47 attempts.
Justin Holman finished his last game with 67 yards through the air for UCF. He completed 10 passes out of 31 attempts for a 32% completion percentage. C.J. Jones led the Knights in rushing with 37 yards. He averaged 2 yards per carry on his 19 rushing attempts for the game. C.J. Jones led the team in receiving. He had a total of 28 yards on 3 receptions for an average of 9 yards per catch in the game. UCF got a total of 10 first downs by way of 4 rushing, 3 passing, and 3 by penalty. They ran 60 total plays for 134 yards for the game. The Knights ran for 67 yards on 29 attempts.
Houston is averaging 45.7 points per game on the offensive side of the ball. They are completing 20.5 passes per game on 29.7 attempts for a 69.1 percent completion percentage and average 275.3 yards in the passing department per game. The Cougars are averaging 280.3 rushing yards per game on 51 attempts per contest for an average of 5.5 yards per carry. They also run 80.7 plays per contest and average 6.9 yards per play for an average of 555.7 yards per game. The Cougars are averaging 26 first downs per game and they accumulate 67.3 penalty yards per game via 7.5 penalties.
Houston gives up 21.3 points per contest and an average of 277.2 passing yards each game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 22.5 completed passes on 39 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.7. The Cougars allow 98.5 rushing yards per game on 34.2 carries for a 2.9 average per play. Houston allows 375.7 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.7 penalties for 64.7 yards per game.
UCF is putting 15.7 points on the board per game on the offensive side of the ball. They complete 20.1 passes per game on 38.7 attempts for a 52 percent completion percentage and average 202.3 yards in the passing department for each outing. The Knights rush for an average of 52.1 yards per contest on 26.9 attempts for an average of 1.9 yards per carry for the season. They also run 65.6 plays per game and average 3.9 yards per play for a total of 254.4 yards per game. The Knights get an average of 16.4 first downs per game and they average 40.1 penalty yards per game via 4.9 penalties.
UCF surrenders 29.7 points per game and 236.9 passing yards each outing on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 17.9 completed passes per game on 29 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.6. The Knights allow 155 rushing yards per contest on 38.9 carries for a 4 average per rush. UCF allows 391.9 total yards per game for an average of 5.8 yards per play. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and 7.9 penalties for 68.7 yards in each contest.
Houston Betting Trends
Houston is 3-2-1 against the over/under so far this season
Houston has an ATS record of 4-2-0 this season
UCF Betting Trends
UCF is 3-3-1 against the over/under so far this season
UCF has an ATS record of 1-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/18/15 WR Linell Bonner Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
10/18/15 OL Marcus Oliver Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
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
10/18/15 RB C.J. Jones Knee "?" Saturday vs. Houston U
10/18/15 DB Drico Johnson Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Houston U
10/18/15 DB Jeremy Boykins Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Houston U
09/22/15 RB William Stanback Dismissed dismissed from team
09/21/15 WR Jordan Akins ACL out for season
09/14/15 OL Joey Grant Shoulder out for season
08/22/15 DL Demetris Anderson Knee out for season
08/13/15 DB Chris Williams Arm out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Houston
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