Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Houston Cougars Prediction, 11/28/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Houston Cougars
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020
Location: TDECU Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Tulsa (+2)
TDECU Stadium is the venue where Clayton Tune and the Houston Cougars (3-3) will take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (5-1) on Saturday. Houston opens this matchup as 2-point favorites. The total has been set at 58.
In their last contest, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane played the Tulane Green Wave and ended up getting the win by a score of 30-24. Davis Brin went 18/28 with 266 yards by way of passing and threw 2 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions. Corey Taylor II led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 31 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He rushed for a total of 132 yards by way of 19 carries which gave him an average of 6.9 yards per tote. JuanCarlos Santana was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 138 yards on 8 catches. He earned an average of 17.3 yards per catch for the game.
The Golden Hurricane have tallied 2,583 total yards over the course of this year. Offensively they're holding an average of 164.7 yards on the ground which is 63rd in the country. In terms of scoring, Tulsa has earned 12 touchdowns via the pass and 9 rushing touchdowns. In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane are averaging 29.2 points per outing. The Golden Hurricane are ranked 40th in D-1 when it comes to their opponents scoring, giving up 22.2 points per game. The opposition is running for 3.8 yards per run and 148.2 yards on the ground per contest on the campaign. In total, they have conceded 889 rushing yards through 6 outings. When talking about yards via the pass, the Golden Hurricane are allowing 1,257 yards which has them ranked 65th in D-1. During their 6 games, they have relinquished 209.5 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 60.9%. Over the course of this season, they are surrendering 357.7 yards per contest which ranks them 46th in the nation.
Zach Smith has connected on 565 of his attempted career 988 tosses for a completion percentage of 57.2%. He is averaging 203.9 yds per game. For his career, Smith has thrown for 7,543 yds with 50 TD's and 30 interceptions. He has a quarterback rating of 131.9 with a touchdown percentage of 5.1% and an interception rate of 3.0%. Since he has been in college, he has attempted a run 152 different times totaling -244 rushing yards.
In their last outing, the Houston Cougars played the USF Bulls and earned the win by a score of 56-21. Clayton Tune went 14/25 with 165 yards by way of passing and added 3 touchdowns. He threw 1 pick for the contest. Clayton Tune led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 26 yards and he ran for 2 TD's for this contest. He scurried for 120 yards by way of 10 carries which means he ran for an average of 12.0 yards per carry. Keith Corbin was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 67 yards on 4 catches. He had an average of 16.8 yards per catch for the game.
Regarding putting points on the board, the Cougars are sitting 40th in the nation maintaining an average of 33.2 PPG. For the year thus far, the Cougars have compiled 1,607 passing yards together with an average of 267.8 throwing yards per contest, which is ranked 39th in college football. They maintain an average of 158.0 yards per game via the rush and have run for 948 yards for the year. The Houston Cougars are averaging 425.8 yards per outing which ranks them 45th in college football. The Cougars are conceding 33.0 points per game, which puts them 100th in the country. In total, they have allowed 198 pts. Houston has allowed a total of 1,145 yards on the ground (190.8 yards/game) as well as 12 touchdowns via the rush on the season. They have allowed 11 touchdowns through the air and 244.3 yards/contest, which puts them in 88th in the nation.
Tune has thrown for 30 touchdowns compared to 17 interceptions in his collegiate career. His touchdown percentage when attempting a pass is 6.1% and his interception rate is 3.4%. He has scampered for 530 yards on 159 tries. He averages 216.1 passing yards per game with a 137.0 QB rating. In the 18 games in his college career, Clayton Tune has been successful on 285 of his 494 tries for 3,890 yards.
Who will win tonight's Golden Hurricane/Cougars NCAA football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cougars -2
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