Washington State at Houston NCAA Football Picks 9/13/2019
Friday, September 13, 2019
D'Eriq King and the Houston Cougars host the Washington State Cougars at NRG Stadium on Friday, September 13, 2019. The spread on this contest has Washington State as 6.5-point favorites. The total opens at 76. The Cougars are 1-1-0 ATS and 1-1-0 when betting on the total. The Cougars are 0-1-1 when wagering on the over/under and 1-1-0 against the spread.
Key Washington State Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
In their last game, the Washington State Cougars took on the Northern Colorado Bears and left there with a win by a score of 59-17. Deon McIntosh paced the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 32 yards and he added 1 TD during the game. He rushed for a total of 52 yards by way of 4 carries which had him averaging 13.0 yards per tote. Brandon Arconado was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 127 yards on 8 receptions. He earned an average of 15.9 yards per reception in the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Cougars was Anthony Gordon who went 31/39 with 464 yards through the air and added 4 TD's. He walked away with 1 interception in the game. The Washington State Cougars ran the football 15 times and racked up 113 yards which had them averaging 7.5 yards per attempt. For the contest, the Cougars got 25 1st downs and they totaled 8 infractions for 85 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. In all, they ran 57 plays for 594 yards. When discussing the defense, Washington State allowed 9 catches on 16 throws for a total of 139 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.3%. Overall, they gave up 355 yards and forced 4 takeaways. On the ground, the Cougars allowed 216 yards on 54 runs which gave the opponent an average of 4.0 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Cougars step onto the field holding a record of 2-0 for the 2019 season. For total yards, they are currently ranked 2nd in the conference and 6th in the country with 1,212 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 58.5 points per game, which has them at 5th in the country. As a unit, they are averaging 112 rushing yards per contest which is 11th in the conference. The Cougars have one of the best defenses in the nation, allowing 12 points per game putting them 2nd in the conference. In terms of rushing yards, Washington State is allowing 156 yards per contest putting them 11th in the Pac-12 Conference and 84th in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.9 yards per carry ranking them 8th in the conference and 73rd in college football overall. Overall, they have allowed 312 yards rushing through 2 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Cougars have allowed 988 yards. Opponents are completing 63.8% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.2 yards per attempt.
In the last game they played, the Houston Cougars took on the Prairie View A&M Panthers and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 37-17. Leading the way at QB for the Cougars was D'Eriq King who went 15/26 with 139 yards through the air and threw 1 touchdown. He threw 1 pick on the day. Kyle Porter led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 24 yards and he tallied 1 TD for the contest. He ran for 120 yards via 19 carries which meant he averaged 6.3 yards per carry. Keith Corbin was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 62 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 15.5 yards per catch for the game. The Houston Cougars ended up rushing 42 times and earned 236 yards which gave them an average of 5.6 yards per run. Overall, the Cougars had a total of 20 1st downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 60 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In the game, they ran 69 plays for 380 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Houston conceded 15 completions on 38 attempts totaling 248 yards, and a completion percentage of 39.5%. For the game, they conceded 318 yards and forced 1 takeaway. In the running game, the Cougars conceded 70 yards on 34 carries giving the other team an average of 2.1 yards per attempt allowed.
The Cougars head into this game 1-1. Houston has shown the nation they have a formidable rushing attack by averaging 238.5 rushing yards per contest, putting them 26th in the nation. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 477 rushing yards through 2 contests, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Cougars average 394 yards per game overall putting them 75th in Division 1 and 7th in the conference. The Cougars are allowing 33 points per game ranking them 12th in the AAC and 108th in the nation. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre units in the nation. They are allowing 290 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Cougars are ranked 12th in the conference. When it comes to points given up, they have allowed 66 points in total. When talking about yards on the ground, they are giving up 212 yards per game which puts them at 116th in the nation and 12th in the conference. For 2019, they have conceded 424 yards rushing and 4 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cougars -6.5
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