Houston at Tulsa College Football Picks & Predictions 10/14/2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium
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The Houston Cougars travel to Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium to take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 11 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 64.5. The Cougars have an ATS record of 3-2-0 while their over/under record is 0-5-0. The Golden Hurricane have an over/under record of 4-2-0 and they are 2-4-0 against the spread.
Valuable Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 0-5-0 against the over/under
The Houston Cougars are 3-2-0 against the spread
Important Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 4-2-0 against the over/under
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 2-4-0 against the spread
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
10/08/17 CB Alexander Myres Back "?" Saturday vs. Tulsa
10/08/17 S Collin Wilder Knee "?" Saturday vs. Tulsa
10/08/17 RB Dillon Birden Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Tulsa
10/08/17 WR Linell Bonner Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Tulsa
09/28/17 DB D.J. Small Undisclosed out for season
09/08/17 OL Alex Fontana Foot out for season
08/16/17 DE Jerard Carter Foot out indefinitely
08/16/17 OL Kameron Eloph Back out indefinitely
08/16/17 RB Kevrin Justice Ankle out indefinitely
08/16/17 WR Marquez Stevenson ACL out for season
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
10/08/17 RB Corey Taylor II Foot "?" Saturday vs. Houston U
10/08/17 DE Kolton Shindelar Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Houston U
10/08/17 S Manny Bunch Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Houston U
10/08/17 DB Samuel Gottsch Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Houston U
09/20/17 S Jordan Mitchell ACL out for season
08/16/17 RB Ramadi Warren Academics out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Houston Cougars are 91st in Division 1 in points scored with 136. They have run 362 plays this season for 2,145 yards, which ranks them 59th in the nation in total offense. The Cougars average 5.9 yards per play, which is 58th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 115 1st downs this year, placing them 59th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Houston has run for 825 yards as a team, which ranks 77th in the country. They've run 176 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 34 times for 326 yards so far this season, which has them 59th in the nation in penalties. Kyle Postma has thrown for 547 yards this season. He has completed 55 passes on 81 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 133.5. He averages 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 6.1 adjusted yards per throw.
Houston is 13th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 81. They have surrendered a total of 2,002 yards on D, which is 57th in Division 1. The Cougars are ranked 49th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opposing offenses have completed 123 passes on 208 attempts against the Houston Cougars defense this season, placing them 110th and 113th in the country. The Houston pass defense has also given up a total of 1,232 yards through the air, which is 71st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 170 attempts for 770 yards this year, putting them in 56th place in D-1 against the run. The Cougars have committed 40 penalties for 345 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 85th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Houston is ranked 94th in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 15 punt return yards and average 2.5 yards per return, which is 117th in college football. They have returned 12 kicks for 348 yards on special teams, ranking 45th in kick return yardage. The Cougars average 29 yards per kick return and they are 78th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,508. The Houston Cougars have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 5, which is 74th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71%. Houston Cougars kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 17 for 17 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,036 yards on 26 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 95th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Golden Hurricane have run for 1,614 yards as a team, which ranks 5th in the nation. They've run 298 times, averaging 5.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Hurricane have been penalized on offense 35 times for 326 yards so far this year, which has them 57th in the country in penalties. They are 29th in Division 1 in points scored with 203. They have run 441 plays this year for 2,689 yards, which ranks them 87th in the nation in total offense. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane average 6.1 yards per play, which is 50th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 131 1st downs this season, ranking them 31st overall as an offensive unit. Chad President has completed 71 throws while attempting 126 passes for a completion percentage of 56.3%. He has passed for 809 yards this year. He averages 6 adjusted yards per throw and 6.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 112.3.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane rush defense has given up 308 attempts for 2,087 yards this season, putting them in 129th place in the country against the run. They have had 48 penalties for 457 yards on defense this year. That places them 126th in Division 1. Tulsa is 126th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 264. They have given up a total of 3,525 yards on D, which is 128th in the nation. The Golden Hurricane are 129th in yards per play allowed with 8.2. Opponent offenses have completed 85 throws on 124 attempts against the Tulsa defense this season, ranking them 31st and 11th in the country. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,438 yards in the air, which is 101st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have tried 6 field goals this year and made 5, which is 83rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Tulsa kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 26 for 27 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,069 yards on 26 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 77th in the NCAA in punting average. Tulsa is 128th in the country in punt returns with 1. They've totaled 4 punt return yards and average 4 yards per return, which is 101st in D-1. They have returned 24 kicks for 403 yards on special teams, which puts them 26th in kick return yardage. The Golden Hurricane average 17 yards per kick return and they are 23rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,097.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Golden Hurricane college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Golden Hurricane +11
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