Saturday, November 14, 2015
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The Memphis Tigers face the Houston Cougars on Saturday at TDECU Stadium. The opening line for this game has Houston as 5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 71.
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Paxton Lynch finished his last game with 305 yards through the air for Memphis. He completed 26 passes out of 42 attempts for a 62% completion percentage. Doroland Dorceus led the Tigers in rushing with 69 yards. He averaged 6 yards per carry on his 12 rushing attempts for the game. Phil Mayhue led the team in receiving. He had a total of 68 yards on 5 receptions for an average of 14 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Memphis had 438 total yards on 73 plays. They gained 7 rushing first downs, 13 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 21 first downs on the game. The Tigers rushed for 133 yards by way of 31 carries.
Greg Ward finished his last game with 161 yards through the air for Houston. He completed 16 passes out of 24 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. Greg Ward led the Cougars in rushing with 119 yards. He averaged 7 yards per carry on his 16 rushing attempts for the game. Demarcus Ayers led the team in receiving. He had a total of 56 yards on 5 receptions for an average of 11 yards per catch in the game. Houston had 427 total yards on 87 plays. They gained 8 rushing first downs, 10 passing, and 6 by way of penalty for a total of 24 first downs on the game. The Cougars rushed for 266 yards by way of 63 carries.
Memphis is averaging 44.8 points per game on the offensive side of the ball. They are completing 26.3 passes per game on 37.8 attempts for a 69.7 percent completion percentage and average 352.1 yards in the passing department per game. The Tigers are averaging 194.6 rushing yards per game on 44.6 attempts per contest for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. They are also running 82.3 plays per game and average 6.6 yards per play for an average of 546.7 yards per contest. The Tigers manage 27.8 first downs per contest and they average a total of 83.6 penalty yards on 8.1 penalties.
Memphis gives up 28.7 points per contest and an average of 290.1 passing yards each game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 20.8 completed passes on 34.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.1. The Tigers allow 147.1 rushing yards per game on 40.1 carries for a 3.7 average per play. Memphis gives up 437.2 total yards per game including 5.9 yards per play. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.3 penalties per game that total 64.4 yards as a unit.
Houston is putting 44.4 points on the board per game on the offensive side of the ball. They complete 19.3 passes per game on 28.1 attempts for a 68.8 percent completion percentage and average 252 yards in the passing department for each outing. The Cougars rush for an average of 273.8 yards per contest on 52 attempts for an average of 5.3 yards per carry for the season. They also run 80.1 plays per game and average 6.6 yards per play for an average of 525.8 yards in each contest. The Cougars are gaining 25.4 first downs per contest and they average 65.1 penalty yards on 6.9 penalties per game.
Houston surrenders 18.7 points per game and 268.1 passing yards each outing on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 20.2 completed passes per game on 37.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.5. The Cougars allow 99.4 rushing yards per contest on 32.8 carries for a 3 average per rush. Houston gives up 367.6 total yards per game including an average of 5.3 per play. They create an average of 2.8 turnovers per game and 7.7 penalties for 63.6 yards each game.
Memphis Betting Trends
Memphis is 6-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
Memphis has an ATS record of 4-4-1 this season
Houston Betting Trends
Houston is 4-4-1 against the over/under so far this season
Houston has an ATS record of 6-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
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
Josh's Pick: Take Houston
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