Houston Cougars vs USF Bulls Prediction, 11/6/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Cougars vs USF Bulls
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Location: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Bulls (+13.5)
Raymond James Stadium is where the USF Bulls (2-6) will take on the Houston Cougars (7-1) on Saturday. Houston opens this contest as 13.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 58.5.
The Houston Cougars come into this game with a record of 7-1 for this season. In their last game, the Cougars stepped onto the field against the SMU Mustangs and went home with a win by a final score of 44-37. Ta'Zhawn Henry was the rushing leader for the Cougars with 21 attempts for 49 yds (2.3 yards per attempt). Clayton Tune went 27/37 with 412 yds passing and 4 TDs. He had a QB rate of 202.2 and walked away from the contest with no interceptions. Against the rush, the Cougars conceded 50 yards on 24 attempts, which calculates to 2.1 yds per rush allowed. Houston relinquished 24 pass completions on 37 tries for a total of 305 yds, and a completion percentage of 64.9%. At the end of the game, they ran 76 plays which gave them a total of 489 yards. The Houston Cougars ended up rushing 38 times and amassed 77 yds, which had them averaging 2.0 yds per attempt.
The Cougars currently have 3,035 total yards for the season. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Houston has totaled 18 touchdowns via the pass and 15 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 8 times. Houston has amassed 162 first downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 53 infractions for 498 yds. As a unit they're averaging 120.9 yards on the ground ranking them 103rd in the country. Concerning putting points on the board, the Houston Cougars have an average of 37.3 PPG.
When talking about passing yardage, the Cougars have conceded 1,524 yards which ranks them 30th in Division 1. They have yielded 190.5 yards per outing through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 59.1%. For the year, they are allowing 288.4 yards per outing ranking them 16th in the nation. They have yielded 10 touchdowns through the air and 8 touchdowns via the ground game. They are allowing an average of 2.8 yards per run and 97.9 rushing yards per game on the season. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 783 yards on the ground through 8 outings. The Cougars rank 37th in the nation in terms of the opposition scoring, allowing 19.8 points per game.
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The Bulls head into this game 2-6 this season. For their last game, the Bulls took a loss by a score of 29-14 when they played the East Carolina Pirates. Katravis Marsh (1 TD) walked away from the game with 192 yds on 15/30 through the air while his QB rating was 94.8. He tossed 3 picks and his Y/A was 6.4. Kelley Joiner Jr. carried the ball 12 times for 103 yds, ending the game with 8.6 yds per attempt for USF. USF ran the ball for 6.6 yds per carry, totaling 199 yards on 30 carries. The Bulls ended up finishing with 391 yds while running 60 plays (6.5 yards per play). The Bulls pass defense gave up a completion rate of 60.0%, surrendering 220 yards on 21 out of 35 passing. USF relinquished 51 run attempts for 251 yds (4.9 yds per rush).
The USF Bulls have an average of 356.6 yards per contest, which has them sitting 96th in Division 1. The USF offense has racked up 390 penalty yds on 38 violations, which ranks 112th in D-1 in terms of making mistakes. For the year to this point, the Bulls have thrown for a total of 1,379 yards via the pass along with holding an average of 172.4 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 111th in Division 1. When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Bulls currently rank 105th in college football scoring 22.6 points per outing.
USF has surrendered a total of 1,661 rushing yards (207.6 yards per game) and 16 touchdowns via the rush on the season. They have surrendered 17 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 257.3 yards/game, which has them sitting 117th in Division 1. The Bulls defense has been on the field for 554 plays, which has them ranked 76th in the nation. The Bulls are giving up 31.9 PPG, which has them ranked 121st in the nation. Over the course of the season, they have given up 255 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Bulls college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulls +13.5
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