Saturday, November 12, 2016
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The Tulane Green Wave take on the Houston Cougars on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at TDECU Stadium. The opening line for this game has Houston as 22 point favorites. This season the Green Wave are 4-4-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-4-0. The Cougars have an over/under record of 4-5-0 and they are 4-5-0 against the spread.
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Glen Cuiellette finished with 68 yards through the air for Tulane last week. He completed 5 passes out of 21 attempts for a 24% completion percentage. The Green Wave were led in rushing by Dontrell Hilliard, who finished with 84 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Devin Glenn was the team leader in receiving with a total of 25 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. As a team in that game Tulane got a total of 22 first downs. Of those first downs, 16 came on the ground while 3 came through the air. They ran 85 total plays for 348 yards for the game. The Green Wave ran for 280 yards on 64 attempts.
Greg Ward finished with 240 yards passing for Houston last week. He went 26 for 37, resulting in a 70% completion percentage. The Cougars were led on the ground by Duke Catalon, who finished with 82 yards on 19 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. D'Eriq King led the team in receiving with 55 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Houston had 22 first downs total. 10 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 86 total plays for 398 yards for the contest. The Cougars ran for 158 yards on 49 carries as a team.
Tulane scores 25.9 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 85th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 8.1 passes on 20.4 attempts for a 39.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 103.2 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 127th in college football. The Green Wave run for an average of 251.6 yards per game on 51.8 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 15th in the nation. They also run 72.2 plays per contest and average 4.9 yards per play for an average of 354.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 110th overall this season. The Green Wave average 18.4 first downs per game which ranks them 112th in the country. They accumulate 59.8 penalty yards per game via 6.8 penalties, which ranks 43rd in the nation.
Tulane allows 197.9 passing yards per game, ranking 27th in D-1, and they allow 28.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 72nd. They give up 14.8 completions on 27 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54.7. The Green Wave allow 162.8 rushing yards per game on 40.6 carries for an average of 4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 59th in the country. Tulane allows 360.7 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 28th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.7 penalties for 52.4 yards per game, ranking them 59th among D-1 teams.
Houston averages 38.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 22nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 25.8 passes per game on 37.4 attempts for a 68.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 290.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 24th in Division 1. The Cougars run for an average of 180 yards per game on 46.7 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 59th on the ground. They also run 84.1 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 470.8 yards per game, ranking them 33rd in the country on offense. The Cougars get an average of 25.6 first downs per game, which ranks 14th in the nation. They average 46.1 penalty yards per game via 4.3 penalties, ranking them 104th in college football.
Houston allows an average of 207.1 passing yards per game, which ranks 39th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 21.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 27th in the nation. They give up 17.1 completions on 30.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 56 per game. The Cougars allow 92 rushing yards per contest on 33.3 carries for a 2.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 3rd in the country. Houston allows 299.1 total yards per game for an average of 4.7 yards per play, which ranks 10th in D-1. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and 4.6 penalties for 40.7 yards in each contest, ranking 12th in the nation.
Tulane Betting Trends
Tulane is 5-4-0 against the over/under this season
Tulane has an ATS record of 4-4-1 this season
Houston Betting Trends
Houston is 4-5-0 against the over/under this season
Houston has an ATS record of 4-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/06/16 DE Peter Woullard Knee "?" Saturday vs. Houston U
11/06/16 DE Quinlan Carroll Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Houston U
10/11/16 TE Charles Jones Ankle out indefinitely
09/29/16 C Junior Diaz Ankle out for season
08/20/16 WR Andrew Hicks Knee out for season
11/06/16 OL Alex Fontana Elbow "?" Saturday vs. Tulane
11/06/16 RB Duke Catalon Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Tulane
11/06/16 WR Isaiah Johnson Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Tulane
11/06/16 DE Jerard Carter Stinger "?" Saturday vs. Tulane
11/06/16 WR Linell Bonner Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Tulane
11/06/16 OL Mac Long Leg "?" Saturday vs. Tulane
11/06/16 OL Marcus Oliver Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Tulane
11/06/16 LB Matthew Adams Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Tulane
11/06/16 OL Na'Ty Rodgers Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Tulane
11/06/16 OL Will Noble Neck "?" Saturday vs. Tulane
09/30/16 LB Tyus Bowser Facial out indefinitely
09/21/16 WR Tren'Davian Dickson Personal left the team
Guy's Pick: Take Houston -22
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