Houston Cougars vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Prediction, 10/1/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Cougars vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Date: Friday, October 1, 2021
Location: Chapman Stadium in Tulsa, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Hurricane (-4)
Chapman Stadium is the site where the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (1-3) will go up against the Houston Cougars (3-1) on Friday. Houston opens this contest as 4-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total comes in at 56.5.
The Houston Cougars step onto the field holding a record of 3-1 for this season. In their last game, the Cougars played the Navy Midshipmen and took home the win by a score of 28-20. Clayton Tune went 22/30 with 257 yds through the air and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 156.3 and finished the contest without throwing an interception. Alton McCaskill led the offense in rushing for the Cougars with 17 carries for 74 yds (4.4 yds per carry). The Houston Cougars ended up running the ball 31 different times and totaled 127 yards, which had them averaging 4.1 yds per carry. Overall, they had 62 plays which converted into 384 yards. Houston conceded 4 completions on 8 attempts for a total of 98 yards, and a completion rate of 50.0%. Against the run, the Cougars conceded 202 yards on 55 tries, which is an average of 3.7 yds per run allowed.
The Cougars have earned 1,450 total yards for the year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Houston has compiled 7 touchdowns through the air and 9 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 5 times. Houston has accumulated 83 first downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 21 penalties for 204 yards. As a team they're averaging 128.0 yards rushing giving them a rank of 97th in the country. When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Houston Cougars have an average of 34.5 PPG.
The Cougars sit in 36th in Division 1 concerning team defense, allowing 16.3 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.4 yards per rushing attempt and 131.5 yards on the ground per game this season. For the season, they have given up 526 running yards through 4 games. Concerning yards via the pass, the Cougars are conceding 464 yds which ranks them 16th in the country. They have relinquished 116.0 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 55.7%. For the year, they are giving up 247.5 yards/game ranking them 18th in Division 1. They have yielded 2 touchdowns by air as well as 5 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Golden Hurricane head into this game 1-3 for this season. In their last game, the Golden Hurricane walked away with a victory by a final of 41-34 against the Arkansas State Red Wolves. Shamari Brooks carried the football 22 times for 155 yds, finishing the game with 7.0 yds per carry for Tulsa. Davis Brin (3 TDs) finished the game with 355 yds on 17/25 through the air while his quarterback rate was 218.9. He threw 1 interception and his Y/A was 14.2. Tulsa relinquished 26 attempts on the ground for 38 yards (1.5 yards per carry). The Golden Hurricane passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 62.2%, relinquishing 321 yds on 23 out of 37 passing. The Golden Hurricane finished the contest with a total of 663 yards and they ran 74 plays (9.0 yds per play). Tulsa rushed the football for 6.3 yds per carry, finishing with a total of 308 yards on 49 attempts.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane average 489.8 yards/game, which ranks them 17th in Division 1. The Tulsa offense has accrued 367 yds of penalties on 39 infractions, which is 3rd in college football in terms of making mistakes. Over the course of the season to this point, the Golden Hurricane have compiled 1,208 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 302.0 throwing yards per game, which has them sitting 21st in Division 1. When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Golden Hurricane sit 94th in D-1 averaging 25.3 points per contest.
The Golden Hurricane are giving up 30.5 points per contest, which has them sitting 115th in Division 1. Tulsa has yielded a total of 589 rushing yards (147.3 yards per contest) and 4 touchdowns rushing on the campaign. In total, they have given up 122 points in total. They have conceded 6 touchdowns through the air and 247.5 yards per outing, which has them sitting 107th in the country. The Golden Hurricane defense has taken part in 280 plays, which has them ranked 99th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Golden Hurricane college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Golden Hurricane -4
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