Houston Cougars vs Rice Owls Prediction, 9/11/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Cougars vs Rice Owls
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: Rice Stadium in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Owls (+8)
Rice Stadium is the location where the Rice Owls (0-1) will try to defeat the Houston Cougars (0-1) on Saturday. Houston opens as 8-point favorites. The betting total is set at 54.
The Houston Cougars come into this game with a record of 0-1 for this year. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Cougars took on the Texas Tech Red Raiders and took a loss by a score of 38-21. Mulbah Car led the offense in rushing for the Cougars with 13 attempts for 37 yds (2.8 yards per carry). Clayton Tune finished 27/38 with 174 yards through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rate of 105.8 and ended the game with 4 picks. In the running game, the Cougars gave up 145 yards on 28 attempts, which calculates to 5.2 yards per run allowed. Houston gave up 17 pass completions on 24 tries for a total of 231 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.8%. In the game, they ran 73 plays which gave them a total of 251 yards. The Houston Cougars rushed the ball a total of 35 different times and had 77 yards, which is an average of 2.2 yards per carry.
The Cougars have attained 251 total yards for the year. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Houston has amassed 2 touchdowns through the air and 1 touchdown on the ground. Houston has tallied 16 1st downs as an offense, and they have been called for 6 penalties for 50 yds. Offensively they hold an average of 77.0 yards on the ground which ranks them 109th in college football. In terms of scoring points, the Houston Cougars are averaging 21.0 PPG.
Concerning passing yardage, the Cougars have conceded 231 yds which has them sitting in 86th in D-1. They are giving up 231.0 yards per game via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 70.8%. Overall, they are granting 376.0 yards/game ranking them 92nd in D-1. They are allowing 5.2 yards per tote and 145.0 rushing yards per game so far this season. For the year, they have conceded 145 running yards through 1 game. The Cougars are ranked 118th in D-1 regarding the opposition scoring, conceding 38.0 points per game.
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The Owls step onto the field holding a record of 0-1 for this year. In their last game, the Owls took a loss by a score of 38-17 against the Arkansas Razorbacks. Wiley Green (1 TD) finished the contest with 152 yds on 12/25 through the air while his QB rating was 88.3. He tossed 3 picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.1. Khalan Griffin carried the rock 13 times for 35 yds, ending the game with 2.7 yards per attempt for Rice. The Owls ended up finishing with 308 yds and they ran 74 plays (4.2 yds per play). Rice ran the ball for 2.1 yards per carry, totaling 81 yards on 39 carries. Rice gave up 44 rushing attempts for 245 yds (5.6 yds per carry). The Owls pass defense conceded a completion rate of 57.1%, surrendering 128 yds on 12 out of 21 through the air.
The Rice Owls hold an average of 308.0 yards per game, which is good for 103rd in the country. The Rice offense has compiled 60 yds of penalties on 10 violations, which ranks 23rd in D-1 in terms of hurting your team. During this campaign so far, the Owls have thrown for 227 yards via the pass, ranking them 63rd in the nation. When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Owls are ranked 99th in the nation with 17.0 points per contest.
The Owls are conceding 38.0 points per contest, which has them sitting 123rd in Division 1. Rice has allowed the opposition a total of 245 yards via the ground game. They have surrendered 1 touchdown via the pass and 128.0 yards per outing, which has them in 32nd in the nation. The Owls defense has been on the field for 65 plays, which is good for 78th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Owls college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cougars -8
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