Saturday, October 15, 2016
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane take on the Houston Cougars on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at TDECU Stadium. The opening line for this game has Houston as 23.5 point favorites. This season the Golden Hurricane are 2-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-2-0. The Cougars have an over/under record of 3-3-0 and they are 4-2-0 against the spread.
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Dane Evans finished with 247 yards through the air for Tulsa last week. He completed 25 passes out of 44 attempts for a 57% completion percentage. The Golden Hurricane were led in rushing by D'Angelo Brewer, who finished with 182 yards on 38 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Joshua Atkinson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 115 yards and 11 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. As a team in that game Tulsa got a total of 34 first downs. Of those first downs, 15 came on the ground while 17 came through the air. They ran 103 total plays for 562 yards for the game. The Golden Hurricane ran for 315 yards on 59 attempts.
Greg Ward finished with 359 yards passing for Houston last week. He went 32 for 50, resulting in a 64% completion percentage. The Cougars were led on the ground by Greg Ward, who finished with 94 yards on 17 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Linell Bonner led the team in receiving with 117 yards and 9 catches. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. Houston had 28 first downs total. 8 came from running the ball and 20 came from a pass. They ran 83 total plays for 484 yards for the contest. The Cougars ran for 125 yards on 33 carries as a team.
Tulsa scores 39.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 25th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20 passes on 34.4 attempts for a 58.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 242.4 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 57th in college football. The Golden Hurricane run for an average of 232 yards per game on 52.2 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 24th in the nation. They also run 86.6 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 474.4 yards per game, ranking their offense 30th overall this season. The Golden Hurricane average 27.6 first downs per game which ranks them 4th in the country. They accumulate 70.2 penalty yards per game via 7.6 penalties, which ranks 21st in the nation.
Tulsa allows 232 passing yards per game, ranking 71st in D-1, and they allow 32 points per contest on defense, which ranks 94th. They give up 19.4 completions on 36.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52.7. The Golden Hurricane allow 155.4 rushing yards per game on 39.6 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 60th in the country. Tulsa allows 387.4 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 57th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7 penalties for 61.8 yards per game, ranking them 91st among D-1 teams.
Houston averages 43.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 10th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 26.5 passes per game on 38.8 attempts for a 68.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 313.7 yards through the air per game, ranking them 19th in Division 1. The Cougars run for an average of 188.7 yards per game on 46.8 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 53rd on the ground. They also run 85.7 plays per game and average 5.9 yards per play for a total of 502.3 yards per game, ranking them 19th in the country on offense. The Cougars get an average of 27.5 first downs per game, which ranks 5th in the nation. They average 30.8 penalty yards per game via 3.2 penalties, ranking them 124th in college football.
Houston allows an average of 186 passing yards per game, which ranks 24th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 17 points per contest, which has them ranked 14th in the nation. They give up 15.3 completions on 26.7 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.5 per game. The Cougars allow 86 rushing yards per contest on 32 carries for a 2.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 4th in the country. Houston allows 272 total yards per game for an average of 4.6 yards per play, which ranks 7th in D-1. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and 4.3 penalties for 42.3 yards in each contest, ranking 13th in the nation.
Tulsa Betting Trends
Tulsa is 3-2-0 against the over/under this season
Tulsa has an ATS record of 2-3-0 this season
Houston Betting Trends
Houston is 3-3-0 against the over/under this season
Houston has an ATS record of 4-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/09/16 Backup QB Chad President Leg "?" Saturday vs. Houston U
08/27/16 DE Jake Hanks Knee out for season
10/09/16 OL Alex Fontana Elbow "?" Saturday vs. Tulsa
10/09/16 CB Brandon Wilson Leg "?" Saturday vs. Tulsa
10/09/16 RB Duke Catalon Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Tulsa
10/09/16 OL Mac Long Leg "?" Saturday vs. Tulsa
10/09/16 RB Mulbah Car Knee "?" Saturday vs. Tulsa
10/09/16 WR Ra'Shaad Samples Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Tulsa
10/09/16 LB Steven Taylor Suspension Served probable Saturday vs. Tulsa
09/30/16 LB Tyus Bowser Facial out indefinitely
09/21/16 WR Tren'Davian Dickson Personal left the team
08/20/16 WR Marquez Stevenson Collarbone expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Houston
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