Houston Cougars vs Tulane Green Wave Prediction, 10/7/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Cougars vs Tulane Green Wave
Date: Thursday, October 7, 2021
Location: Yulman Stadium in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Green Wave (+4)
The Houston Cougars (4-1) are traveling to Yulman Stadium on Thursday where they will take on the Tulane Green Wave (1-4). Tulane opens this matchup as 4-point dogs. The betting total comes in at 65.5.
The Houston Cougars come into this matchup with a record of 4-1 this season. In their last matchup, the Cougars played the Tulsa Golden Hurricane and notched a win by a score of 45-10. Clayton Tune finished 17/24 with 241 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rate of 174.4 and finished the game with 1 interception. Alton McCaskill led the offense in rushing for the Cougars with 17 carries for 77 yards (4.5 yds per carry). The Houston Cougars ran the ball 33 times and amassed 144 yards, earning them an average of 4.4 yards per carry. For the game, they had 62 plays which totaled 405 yds. Houston gave up 20 completions on 39 tries for 258 yds, and a completion rate of 51.3%. On the ground, the Cougars conceded 31 yds on 28 attempts, which calculates to 1.1 yards per rush surrendered.
In terms of scoring, the Houston Cougars are sitting at 36.6 PPG. As a team they're maintaining an average of 131.2 yards on the ground ranking them 95th in the nation. The Cougars have attained 1,855 yards in total over the course of this year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Houston has totaled 9 touchdowns through the air and 12 rushing touchdowns. Houston has a total of 105 1st downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 32 infractions for 294 yds. They have surrendered the football 6 different times.
When it comes to passing yardage, the Cougars are giving up 722 yards which ranks them 20th in the country. They are allowing 144.4 yards per outing via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 53.9%. In total, they are giving up 255.8 yards per contest which puts them 16th in Division 1. They have yielded 3 touchdowns through the air in addition to 5 touchdowns via the ground game. The opposition is running for 3.1 yards per rush and 111.4 rushing yards per game for the season. During the season, they have given up 557 rushing yards through 5 games. The Cougars are sitting in 22nd in the nation in terms of their opponents scoring, allowing 15.0 points per contest.
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The Green Wave head into this game 1-4 this season. In their last game, the Green Wave took a loss by a score of 52-29 when they played the East Carolina Pirates. Michael Pratt (1 touchdown) ended the game with 268 yards on 22/36 through the air while his quarterback rate was 116.1. He threw 3 picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.4. Michael Pratt carried the football 12 times for 21 yards, finishing the contest with 1.8 yards per attempt for Tulane. The Green Wave ended up finishing with 404 yards and they ran 69 plays (5.9 yds per play). Tulane ran for 4.0 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 124 yards on 31 attempts. Tulane surrendered 44 rush attempts for 310 yds (7.0 yards per rush). The Green Wave pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 64.7%, surrendering 302 yards on 22 out of 34 passing.
The Tulane Green Wave are averaging 416.8 yards per game, ranking them 55th in the country. The Tulane offense has accrued 298 yds of penalties on 31 infractions, which has them sitting 65th in the country in terms of helping out the opposition. During this campaign so far, the Green Wave have compiled 1,337 passing yards along with an average of 267.4 throwing yards per outing, ranking them 39th in D-1. Regarding putting points on the board, the Green Wave are sitting 32nd in D-1 scoring 35.0 points per game.
The Green Wave are relinquishing 40.2 points per game, which puts them 138th in college football. Tulane has surrendered a total of 1,041 rushing yards (208.2 yards/game) in addition to 14 touchdowns on the ground on the year. Overall, they have conceded 201 total points. They have allowed 13 touchdowns from the passing game and 275.0 yards/game, which has them sitting 124th in Division 1. The Green Wave defense has taken part in 379 plays, which is 129th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Green Wave college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cougars -4
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