Houston Cougars vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Prediction, 9/10/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Cougars vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Location: Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Red Raiders (-3)
The Houston Cougars (1-0) are headed to Jones AT&T Stadium on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Texas Tech Red Raiders (1-0). Texas Tech opens as 3-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 62.5.
The Houston Cougars come into this matchup with a record of 1-0 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Cougars played the UTSA Roadrunners and took home the win by a score of 37-35. Clayton Tune went 22/32 with 206 yards passing and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 153.8 and ended the contest without throwing a pick. Brandon Campbell was the leader on the ground for the Cougars with 15 attempts for 49 yds (3.3 yds per carry). The Houston Cougars ended up running the ball 44 different times and recorded 138 yds, which had them averaging 3.1 yds per attempt. Once the final whistle blew, they ran 76 plays which converted into 344 yds. Houston relinquished 28 pass completions on 45 attempts for 337 yds, and a completion rate of 62.2%. On the ground, the Cougars conceded 104 yards on 28 attempts, which averages out to 3.7 yds per rush allowed.
When talking about getting in the endzone, the Houston Cougars had an average of 35.9 points per outing. As a unit they held an average of 143.4 yards in the run game, which was 86th in D-1. The Cougars tallied 5,809 total yards for the previous season. Houston compiled 32 touchdowns through the air and 27 rushing touchdowns. Houston totaled 305 1st downs as a unit, and they were called for 90 infractions for 855 yards. They turned the football over 14 times.
When talking about passing yards, the Cougars gave up 2,716 yards which ranked them 42nd in D-1. In their 14 games played, they allowed 194.0 yards per contest via the pass in addition to relinquishing a completion percentage of 55.3%. They conceded 301.5 yards per contest ranking them 6th in the nation. They relinquished 18 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 13 running touchdowns. They gave up an average of 3.4 yards per rushing attempt and 107.5 yards on the ground per game last season. For the year, they conceded 1,505 rushing yards through 14 games. The Cougars were ranked 19th in college football when it comes to their opponents scoring, allowing 20.4 PPG.
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The Red Raiders come into this matchup with a record of 1-0 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Red Raiders took home the win by a final score of 63-10 when they faced the Murray State Racers. Donovan Smith (4 touchdowns) ended the game with 221 yds on 14/16 passing while his quarterback rate was 286. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per attempt was 13.8. Tahj Brooks carried the ball 6 times for 50 yds, finishing the game with 8.3 yds per attempt for Texas Tech. The Red Raiders finished the game with a total of 605 yards while running 65 plays (9.3 yds per play). Texas Tech ran the ball for 4.6 yards per attempt, finishing the game with 133 yards on 29 carries. Texas Tech conceded 41 attempts on the ground for 50 yards (1.2 yds per rush). The Red Raiders pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 39.1%, surrendering 208 yards on 9 for 23 through the air.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders maintained an average of 416.5 yards/contest, which ranked them 56th in college football. The Texas Tech offense had 580 penalty yards on 68 violations, which had them sitting 94th in Division 1 in terms of hurting your team. Last year, the Red Raiders compiled 3,344 passing yards in addition to averaging 257.2 passing yards per contest, putting them at 39th in the nation. In relation to how much they scored, the Red Raiders were ranked 50th in D-1 averaging 30.3 points per contest.
Texas Tech surrendered a total of 1,786 yards rushing (137.4 yards/game) and 18 touchdowns by way of the ground game last year. They allowed 29 touchdowns through the air and 267.5 yards per contest, ranking them 117th in D-1. The Red Raiders defense participated in 900 plays, which had them sitting 92nd in college football. The Red Raiders allowed 30.2 points per contest, which had them sitting 95th in D-1. Last year, they surrendered 393 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Red Raiders college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cougars +3
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