Houston Cougars vs Memphis Tigers Prediction, 10/7/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Cougars vs Memphis Tigers
Date: Friday, October 7, 2022
Location: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (-3)
The Houston Cougars (2-3) are hitting the road to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Friday where they will go up against the Memphis Tigers (4-1). Memphis opens this game as 3-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under is 58.5.
The Houston Cougars head into this game 2-3 this season. The last time they took the field, the Cougars faced the Tulane Green Wave and took a loss by a score of 27-24. Clayton Tune went 22/33 with 208 yds passing and 2 TDs. He had a QB rating of 139.6 and finished the contest without throwing an interception. Brandon Campbell was the leader on the ground for the Cougars with 19 carries for 66 yards (3.5 yards per attempt). In the game, they had 81 plays which totaled 383 yards. The Houston Cougars ran the ball 48 different times and tallied 175 yds, which is an average of 3.6 yards per carry. Against the run, the Cougars gave up 84 yds on 28 tries, which is 3.0 yards per run surrendered. Houston relinquished 16 pass completions on 26 attempts for 189 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.5%.
When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Houston Cougars have an average of 31.0 points per contest. As a team they maintain an average of 150.4 yards rushing which is 76th in Division 1. The Cougars have earned 1,953 total yards for this campaign. In terms of getting in the endzone, Houston has totaled 9 passing touchdowns and 7 rushing touchdowns. Houston has compiled 103 1st downs as a unit, and they have been called for 52 infractions for 454 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 7 times.
The Cougars are sitting in 117th in the nation concerning their opponents scoring, allowing 34.0 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 4.0 yards per attempt on the ground and 135.6 yards on the ground per contest on the year. For the season, they have given up 678 running yards through 5 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Cougars have given up 1,368 yards which puts them in 113th in D-1. They have given up 273.6 yards per outing via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 61.7%. Over the course of this season, they have surrendered 409.2 yards per contest which ranks them 97th in the nation. They have yielded 12 touchdowns through the air as well as 8 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Tigers head into this matchup 4-1 this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Tigers walked away with a victory by a final of 24-3 against the Temple Owls. Seth Henigan (1 TD) ended the game with 195 yds on 24/45 passing while his QB rating was 97.1. He didn't toss any interceptions and his Y/A was 4.3. Seth Henigan carried the ball 19 times for 60 yds, ending the game with 3.2 yds per carry for Memphis. The Tigers finished the contest with 331 yds and they ran 89 plays (3.7 yds per play). Memphis ran for 3.1 yards per attempt, totaling 136 yds on 44 attempts. Memphis surrendered 22 run attempts for 52 yds (2.4 yds per carry). The Tigers secondary allowed a completion rate of 48.6%, surrendering 245 yds on 18 out of 37 passing.
When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Tigers are ranked 45th in college football averaging 34.4 points per game. During this campaign thus far, the Tigers have thrown for a total of 1,276 passing yards together with holding an average of 255.2 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 53rd in the country. The Memphis Tigers maintain an average of 402.0 yards per contest, which has them ranked 71st in college football. The Memphis offense has 209 yards of penalties on 26 infractions, which is 101st in Division 1 in terms of helping out the opposition.
The Tigers are surrendering 26.2 PPG, which has them ranked 72nd in the country. Memphis has conceded a total of 561 yards rushing (112.2 yards/game) and 6 touchdowns on the ground this year. This season, they have conceded 131 points in total. They have given up 11 touchdowns via the pass and 288.0 yards/game, ranking them 123rd in D-1. The Tigers defense has taken part in 357 plays, which has them ranked 99th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers -3
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