Houston Cougars vs SMU Mustangs Prediction, 11/21/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Cougars vs SMU Mustangs
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Location: Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+3)
Shane Buechele and the SMU Mustangs (7-2) host the Houston Cougars (3-3) at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on Saturday, November 21, 2020. The odds on this contest have SMU as 3-point favorites. The total opens at 69.5.
In their last outing, the Houston Cougars took the field against the USF Bulls and took home the victory by a score of 56-21. Clayton Tune led the team in rushing in this outing. His longest run of the day went for 26 yards and he tallied 2 TD's in this contest. He racked up a total of 120 yards via 10 carries which meant he was running for 12.0 yards per carry. Keith Corbin led the team in receiving yardage by earning 67 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 16.8 yards per reception in this outing. Clayton Tune went 14/25 with 165 yards via the pass and added 3 touchdowns. He gave away 1 interception on the day.
Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Houston Cougars have an average of 33.2 PPG. As a team they're averaging 158.0 yards via the ground game which ranks them 73rd in the nation. The Cougars have tallied 2,555 total yards this year. With reference to scoring, Houston has compiled 11 passing touchdowns and 11 rushing touchdowns. In terms of passing yards, the Cougars have given up 1,466 yards which ranks them 86th in D-1. Overall, they have surrendered 435.2 yards/game putting them 97th in the country. The Cougars are sitting in 95th in college football regarding their opponents scoring, giving up 33.0 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.6 yards per tote and 190.8 rushing yards per game for the campaign. In their 6 games played this season, they have allowed 244.3 yards per outing through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 57.3%. Overall, they have allowed 1,145 running yards through 6 contests.
For his career, Tune has passed for a total of 3,890 yds with 30 TD's and 17 interceptions. Over the course of his time in college, he has left the pocket to run 159 different times totaling 530 rushing yds. His quarterback rating is 137.0 with a TD percentage of 6.1% and an interception rate of 3.4%. He is passing for 216.1 yards per outing. Clayton Tune has completed 285 of his career 494 throws for a completion percentage of 57.7%.
In their last outing, the SMU Mustangs faced the Tulsa Golden Hurricane and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 28-24. Ulysses Bentley IV paced the team on the ground for that game. His longest run of the day went for 22 yards and he ran for 1 TD in this game. He ran for 103 yards on 26 carries which gave him an average of 4.0 yards per carry. Danny Gray led the team in receiving yardage by earning 93 yards on 8 receptions. He earned an average of 11.6 yards per catch for that game. Shane Buechele went 18/36 with 200 yards via the pass and added 1 touchdown. He threw 1 interception for the game.
For the year thus far, the Mustangs have thrown for a total of 2,866 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 318.4 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 16th in college football. The SMU Mustangs hold an average of 506.8 yards/game which ranks them 16th in college football. They have an average of 188.3 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 1,695 yards for this season. In relation to their scoring prowess, the Mustangs are ranking 22nd in the country averaging 38.7 PPG. The Mustangs are relinquishing 28.6 PPG, which has them ranked 72nd in college football. Overall, they have relinquished 257 total points. SMU has given up a total of 1,643 rushing yards (182.6 yards per contest) in addition to 17 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. They have allowed 17 touchdowns through the air in addition to 231.8 yards per game, which puts them in 72nd in D-1.
Buechele has thrown for 85 touchdowns while giving up 30 picks in his career. His TD percentage on pass attempts is 5.8% and his interception percentage is 2.1%. He has rushed for 478 yards on 281 attempts. He averages 252.1 passing yards per game with a 143.5 QB rating. In the 45 contests in his collegiate career, Shane Buechele has connected on 917 of 1,457 attempts for a total of 11,346 yards.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Mustangs college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cougars +3
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