Houston Cougars vs Cincinnati Bearcats Prediction, 11/7/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Cougars vs Cincinnati Bearcats
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Location: Nippert Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+10.5)
Clayton Tune and the Houston Cougars (2-2) travel to Nippert Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Cincinnati Bearcats (5-0). The odds on this contest have Cincinnati as 10.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 58.
In their last contest, the Houston Cougars took the field against the UCF Knights and ended up taking the loss by a score of 44-21. Kyle Porter led the team in rushing in this outing. He tore off a long run of 18 yards and he notched 1 touchdown in this outing. He scurried for 52 yards by way of 13 carries which meant he averaged 4.0 yards per run. Nathaniel Dell led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 88 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 14.7 yards per catch in this outing. Clayton Tune went 21/41 with 263 yards by way of passing and tossed 1 TD. He walked away with 2 interceptions on the day.
When talking about scoring, the Houston Cougars have an average of 33.3 points per game. As a team they hold an average of 134.0 yards in the run game which ranks them 72nd in the nation. The Cougars have earned 1,768 total yards for the season. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Houston has compiled 8 passing touchdowns and 7 touchdowns via the ground. The Cougars are ranked 88th in the country when it comes to team defense, allowing 34.8 PPG. They are giving up 3.9 yards per run and 166.8 yards on the ground per game this year. In total, they have allowed 667 running yards through 4 games. In terms of yards via the pass, the Cougars are giving up 1,075 yards which ranks them 57th in the nation. In their 4 games, they have yielded 268.8 yards per game through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 58.6%. For the season, they have surrendered 435.5 yards/contest ranking them 82nd in Division 1.
Clayton Tune has connected on 251 of his attempted career 435 throws for a completion percentage of 57.7%. He is throwing for 221.0 yards per contest. For his career, Tune has thrown for a total of 3,536 yards with 27 TD's and 15 interceptions. His QB rating is 139.6 with a touchdown percentage of 6.2% and an interception rate of 3.4%. Since his collegiate career started, he has attempted running the ball 145 different times for a total of 409 yards.
In their last game, the Cincinnati Bearcats faced the Memphis Tigers and notched a win by a score of 49-10. Desmond Ridder went 21/26 with 271 yards via the pass and tossed 3 TD's. He tossed 1 interception for the game. Jerome Ford led the team on the ground in this outing. He had a long run of 48 yards and he ran for 2 touchdowns for this contest. He rushed for 116 yards via 9 carries which means he ran for an average of 12.9 yards per run. Alec Pierce led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 61 yards on 3 catches. He averaged 20.3 yards per reception in this outing.
For the season so far, the Bearcats have compiled 1,051 passing yards in addition to an average of 210.2 passing yards per outing, putting them at 68th in Division 1. The Cincinnati Bearcats average 428.0 yards per outing which is good for 35th in D-1. They are averaging 217.8 yards per game via the ground game and have run for 1,089 yards overall. When it comes to this team's ability to score points, the Bearcats sit 12th in Division 1 holding an average of 39.6 PPG. Cincinnati has surrendered a total of 485 yards on the ground (97.0 yards per game) and 3 touchdowns on the ground so far this year. The Bearcats are conceding 12.0 points per contest, which has them 20th in the country. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 60 points in total. They have allowed 2 touchdowns through the air in addition to 209.2 yards per game, which has them in 45th in the country.
Ridder has thrown 48 TD's while tossing 19 picks in his career. His touchdown percentage on pass attempts is 6.3% and his interception percentage is 2.5%. He has left the pocket and rushed for 1,524 yds on 326 attempts. He averages 180.7 yards per game through the air with a 137.3 QB rating. In the 31 contests in his career, Desmond Ridder has been successful on 454 of his 761 attempts for a total of 5,603 yards.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Bearcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bearcats -10.5
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