Thursday, September 15, 2016
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The Houston Cougars take on the Cincinnati Bearcats on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Nippert Stadium. The opening line for this game has Houston as 7.5 point favorites. This season the Cougars are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-2-0. The Bearcats have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
Kyle Postma finished with 125 yards through the air for Houston last week. He completed 14 passes out of 25 attempts for a 56% completion percentage. The Cougars were led in rushing by Kevrin Justice, who finished with 111 yards on 27 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Linell Bonner was the team leader in receiving with a total of 46 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game Houston got a total of 25 first downs by way of 17 rushing, 7 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 97 total plays for 511 yards for the game. The Cougars ran for 381 yards on 71 attempts.
Hayden Moore finished with 250 yards through the air for Cincinnati last week. He completed 19 passes out of 32 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. The Bearcats were led in rushing by Kahlil Lewis, who finished with 79 yards on 2 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 39 yards per carry. Nate Cole was the team leader in receiving with a total of 81 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Cincinnati got a total of 22 first downs by way of 9 rushing, 12 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 78 total plays for 512 yards for the game. The Bearcats ran for 262 yards on 46 attempts.
Houston scores 37.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 46th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19 passes on 33 attempts for a 57.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 225.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 67th in college football. The Cougars run for an average of 235 yards per game on 55.5 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 30th in the nation. They also run 88.5 plays per contest and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 460.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 48th overall this season. The Cougars average 25 first downs per game which ranks them 30th in the country. They accumulate 45 penalty yards per game via 4.5 penalties, which ranks 93rd in the nation.
Houston allows 190.5 passing yards per game, ranking 50th in D-1, and they allow 11.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 13th. They give up 15.5 completions on 23.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 66. The Cougars allow 42.5 rushing yards per game on 27 carries for an average of 1.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 2nd in the country. Houston allows 233 total yards per game including 4.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 11th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.5 penalties for 54.5 yards per game, ranking them 63rd among D-1 teams.
Cincinnati averages 33 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 59th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20 passes per game on 33 attempts for a 60.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 255 yards through the air per game, ranking them 50th in Division 1. The Bearcats run for an average of 201 yards per game on 40 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 55th on the ground. They also run 73 plays per game and average 6.2 yards per play for a total of 456 yards per game, ranking them 50th in the country on offense. The Bearcats get an average of 22 first downs per game, which ranks 57th in the nation. They average 52.5 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, ranking them 71st in college football.
Cincinnati allows an average of 273.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 100th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 13.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 23rd in the nation. They give up 22 completions on 41.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 53 per game. The Bearcats allow 140 rushing yards per contest on 37 carries for a 3.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 66th in the country. Cincinnati allows 413.5 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play, which ranks 95th in D-1. They force 4 turnovers per contest and 5 penalties for 45.5 yards in each contest, ranking 37th in the nation.
Houston Betting Trends
Houston is 0-2-0 against the over/under this season
Houston has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Cincinnati Betting Trends
Cincinnati is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Cincinnati has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/11/16 RB Duke Catalon Ankle missed last game, probable Thursday vs. Cincinnati U
09/11/16 QB Greg Ward Jr. Shoulder missed last game, probable Thursday vs. Cincinnati U
09/11/16 WR Ra'Shaad Samples Concussion "?" Thursday vs. Cincinnati U
08/20/16 WR Marquez Stevenson Collarbone expected to miss 6-8 weeks
08/09/16 WR Tshumbi Johnson Foot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Houston
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