Houston at South Florida College Football Picks & Predictions 11/4/2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Raymond James Stadium
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Raymond James Stadium is the venue for the game between the Houston Cougars and the USF Bulls on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has South Florida as 23 point favorites. The Bulls are 4-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-5-0. The Cougars are 4-4-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-7-0.
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Valuable Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 1-7-0 against the over/under
The Houston Cougars are 4-4-0 against the spread
Important USF Bulls Betting Trends
The USF Bulls are 3-5-0 against the over/under
The USF Bulls are 4-4-0 against the spread
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
10/29/17 S Collin Wilder Knee is "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
10/29/17 RB Duke Catalon Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
10/29/17 WR Ellis Jefferson Knee is "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
10/29/17 WR John Leday Concussion is "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
10/29/17 OL Josh Jones Knee is "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
10/22/17 RB Dillon Birden Elbow is out indefinitely
10/17/17 OL Kameron Eloph Back out for season
10/15/17 DB Grant Stuard Knee out indefinitely
09/28/17 DB D.J. Small Undisclosed out for season
09/08/17 OL Alex Fontana Foot out for season
08/16/17 RB Kevrin Justice Ankle out indefinitely
08/16/17 WR Marquez Stevenson ACL out for season
Key USF Bulls Injuries
10/29/17 LB Andre Polk Jr. Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Connecticut
10/29/17 LB Keirston Johnson Chest is "?" Saturday vs. Connecticut
09/07/17 WR Ryeshene Bronson Shoulder out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Houston Cougars have run for 1,465 yards as a unit, which ranks 48th in the nation. They've run 325 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 53 times for 479 yards so far this year, which has them 48th in the country in penalties. They are 70th in Division 1 in points scored with 219. They have run 618 plays this year for 3,500 yards, which ranks them 49th in the nation in total offense. The Cougars average 5.7 yards per play, which is 60th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 182 1st downs this season, ranking them 33rd overall as an offensive unit. Kyle Postma has completed 111 throws while attempting 167 passes for a completion percentage of 66.5%. He has passed for 1,125 yards this year. He averages 5.7 adjusted yards per throw and 6.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 125.7.
The Cougars rush defense has given up 301 attempts for 1,225 yards this season, putting them in 55th place in the country against the run. They have had 56 penalties for 460 yards on defense this year. That places them 78th in Division 1. Houston is 49th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 192. They have given up a total of 3,381 yards on D, which is 85th in the nation. The Cougars are 56th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opponent offenses have completed 188 throws on 317 attempts against the Houston Cougars defense this season, ranking them 121st and 123rd in the country. The Houston pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,156 yards in the air, which is 108th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Houston Cougars have tried 9 field goals this year and made 7, which is 86th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 78%. Houston Cougars kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 28 for 28 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,829 yards on 44 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 72nd in the NCAA in punting average. Houston is 60th in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 37 punt return yards and average 3.1 yards per return, which is 117th in D-1. They have returned 23 kicks for 608 yards on special teams, which puts them 22nd in kick return yardage. The Cougars average 26 yards per kick return and they are 36th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,145.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bulls are 17th in Division 1 in points scored with 315. They have run 685 plays this season for 3,919 yards, which ranks them 83rd in the nation in total offense. The USF Bulls average 5.7 yards per play, which is 65th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 209 1st downs this year, placing them 12th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground South Florida has run for 2,273 yards as a team, which ranks 12th in the country. They've run 462 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulls have been penalized on offense 74 times for 670 yards so far this season, which has them 2nd in the nation in penalties. Quinton Flowers has thrown for 1,570 yards this season. He has completed 112 passes on 210 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 132.1. He averages 7.5 yards per pass attempt and 8 adjusted yards per throw.
South Florida is 28th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 159. They have surrendered a total of 2,554 yards on D, which is 23rd in Division 1. The Bulls are ranked 13th in yards per play allowed with 4.5. Opposing offenses have completed 134 passes on 276 attempts against the South Florida defense this season, placing them 42nd and 99th in the country. The USF Bulls pass defense has also given up a total of 1,638 yards through the air, which is 49th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 286 attempts for 916 yards this year, putting them in 16th place in D-1 against the run. The Bulls have committed 70 penalties for 644 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 125th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
South Florida is ranked 20th in the nation in punt returns with 17. They've accumulated 163 punt return yards and average 9.6 yards per return, which is 38th in college football. They have returned 13 kicks for 197 yards on special teams, ranking 128th in kick return yardage. The USF Bulls average 15 yards per kick return and they are 28th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,279. The Bulls have attempted 18 field goals this season and made 15, which is 7th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. South Florida kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 36 for 39 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,047 yards on 48 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 52nd in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Bulls college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulls -23
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