Thursday, December 31st, 2015
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The Houston Cougars take on the Florida State Seminoles on Thursday, December 31st, 2015 in the Peach Bowl. The opening line for this game has Florida State as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 53.
Houston was led in passing last game by Greg Ward, who finished with 88 yards through the air. He went 11 for 21 on the game, good for a 52% completion percentage. The Cougars were led in rushing by Greg Ward, who finished with 148 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. Chance Allen was the team leader in receiving with a total of 35 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game Houston totaled 339 yards by way of 62 plays. They rushed the ball 40 times for a total of 233 yards on the game and the Cougars totaled 16 first downs by getting 11 rushing, 5 passing and 0 by penalty.
Florida State was led in passing last game by Sean Maguire, who finished with 160 yards through the air. He went 14 for 28 on the game, good for a 50% completion percentage. The Seminoles were led in rushing by Dalvin Cook, who finished with 183 yards on 26 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Levonte Whitfield was the team leader in receiving with a total of 52 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 26 yards per reception. Florida State totaled 304 yards by way of 58 plays. They rushed the ball 30 times for a total of 144 yards on the game and the Seminoles totaled 15 first downs by getting 9 rushing, 5 passing and 1 by penalty.
Houston is scoring 40.6 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 19.7 passes on 29.7 attempts for a 66.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 247.3 yards per game through the air as well. The Cougars are running for an average of 240.1 yards per game on 47.4 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry. They run 77.1 plays per game and average 6.3 yards per play for an average of 487.4 total yards each outing. The Cougars get 23.5 first downs per game and they average 58.8 penalty yards via 6.2 penalties each contest.
Houston allows 265.3 passing yards per game and 20.5 points per contest on defense. They give up 19.6 completions on 34.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 56.4. The Cougars give up 116 rushing yards per contest on 35.2 carries for a 3.3 average per carry. Houston allows 381.3 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.9 penalties for 54.6 yards per game.
Florida State averages 32.3 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 20.1 passes per game on 30.9 attempts for a 65 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 244 yards through the air per game thus far. The Seminoles run for an average of 180.9 yards per game on 33.5 attempts for an average of 5.4 yards per carry this season. They run 64.4 plays per game and average 6.6 yards per play for an average of 424.9 total yards per game. The Seminoles are averaging 20.9 first downs per outing and accumulate 53 penalty yards via 6.9 penalties each game.
Florida State allows an average of 185.8 passing yards and 15.8 points per contest. They give up 18.7 completions on 33.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.4 per game. The Seminoles give up 141.8 rushing yards per game on 36.7 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. Florida State allows 327.7 total yards per game for an average of 4.7 yards per play. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and 5.8 penalties for 50.1 yards in each contest.
Houston Betting Trends
Houston is 5-7-1 against the over/under so far this season
Houston has an ATS record of 8-5-0 this season
Florida State Betting Trends
Florida State is 4-8-0 against the over/under so far this season
Florida State has an ATS record of 8-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/07/15 RB Kenneth Farrow Foot is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Florida State
12/06/15 OL Colton Freeman Stinger "?" Thursday vs. Florida State
12/06/15 DB Jeremy Winchester MCL "?" Thursday vs. Florida State
12/06/15 QB Kyle Postma Knee "?" Thursday vs. Florida State
11/26/15 RB Tyreik Gray Personal has left team
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
12/06/15 TE Jeremy Kerr Concussion "?" Thursday vs. Houston U
12/06/15 DB Marcus Lewis Concussion "?" Thursday vs. Houston U
12/06/15 LB Reggie Northrup Arm "?" Thursday vs. Houston U
12/06/15 LB Terrance Smith Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Houston U
11/12/15 OL Derrick Kelly Knee out for season
11/12/15 WR Ja'Vonn Harrison Concussion out indefinitely
10/20/15 DB Trey Marshall Bicep out for season
10/08/15 OL Abdul Bello Knee out for season
10/03/15 TE Jalen Wilkerson Shoulder out for season
09/28/15 RB Mario Pender Lung out indefinitely
09/19/15 DB Tyrell Lyons Knee out for season
09/04/15 DB Ryan Green Shoulder out for season
08/13/15 LB Matthew Thomas Eligibility out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Houston
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