Houston at UTSA College Football Picks & Parlay 9/2/2017
Saturday, September 2, 2017
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The UTSA Roadrunners host the Houston Cougars at Alamodome on Saturday, September 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 15.5 point favorites. The Roadrunners had an over/under record of 6-7-0 and they were 7-6-0 against the spread last year. The Cougars had an ATS record of 5-8-0 while their over/under record was 5-8-0.
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Valuable Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars were 5-8-0 against the over/under last season
The Houston Cougars were 5-8-0 against the spread last year
Important UTSA Roadrunners Betting Trends
The UTSA Roadrunners were 6-7-0 against the over/under last season
The UTSA Roadrunners were 7-6-0 against the spread last year
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UTSA Roadrunners Injuries
08/09/17 DE Solomon Wise Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Houston Cougars ran for 1,912 yards as a team last year, which ranked 91st in college football. They ran 562 times, averaging 3.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cougars were penalized on offense 59 times for 554 yards last season, which had them 113th in the country in penalties. They were 27th in the nation in points scored with 465. They ran 1,084 plays last season for 3,852 yards, which ranked them 16th in Division 1 in total offense. The Cougars averaged 5.3 yards per play, which was 95th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 315 1st downs last year, placing them 19th overall as an offensive unit. Kyle Allen is expected to get his first career start for Houston.
The Cougars rush defense allowed 447 attempts for 1,303 yards last year, putting them in 2nd place in D-1 against the run. Houston committed 74 penalties for 632 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 52nd in college football. They were 28th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 306. They surrendered a total of 4,155 yards on D, which was 9th in the country. The Cougars were ranked 9th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opposing offenses completed 235 passes on 419 attempts against the Houston Cougars defense last season, placing them 61st and 71st in Division 1. The Houston pass defense also gave up a total of 2,854 yards through the air, which was 56th overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Roadrunners were 63rd in the country in points scored with 380 last season. They ran 906 plays last year for 2,777 yards, which ranked them 74th in Division 1 in total offense. The UTSA Roadrunners averaged 5.4 yards per play, which was 91st in the nation. As a team they accumulated a total of 255 1st downs last season, ranking them 80th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UTSA ran for 2,105 yards, which ranked 74th in college football. They ran 523 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Roadrunners were penalized on offense 92 times for 777 yards last year, which had them 22nd in the country in penalties. Dalton Sturm passed for 2,170 yards last year. He completed 169 throws while attempting 299 passes for a completion percentage of 56.5%. His quarterback rating last season was 135.5. He averaged 7.7 adjusted yards per throw and 7.3 yards per pass attempt.
UTSA was 69th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 363 last year. They gave up a total of 5,096 yards on D, which was 60th in D-1. The Roadrunners were 67th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opponent offenses completed 224 throws on 408 attempts against the UTSA defense last season, ranking them 50th and 61st in the nation. The UTSA Roadrunners pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,984 yards in the air, which was 75th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 488 attempts for 2,113 yards last season, putting them in 56th place in the country against the run. The Roadrunners had 75 penalties for 657 yards on defense last year. That placed them 60th in college football.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cougars -15.5 and take the under
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