USF Bulls vs Houston Cougars Prediction, 10/29/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: USF Bulls vs Houston Cougars
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Location: TDECU Stadium in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Cougars (-18)
The Houston Cougars (4-3) will try to defeat the USF Bulls (1-6) at TDECU Stadium on Saturday. Houston opens this game as 18-point favorites. The total comes in at 63.5.
The USF Bulls step onto the field holding a record of 1-6 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Bulls played against the Tulane Green Wave and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 45-31. Katravis Marsh connected on 7/15 with 150 yds passing and 2 TDs. He had a QB rate of 174.7 and ended the game without throwing an interception. Gerry Bohanon was the rushing leader for the Bulls with 5 carries for 59 yards (11.8 yds per attempt). In the game, they tallied 51 plays which gave them a total of 377 yards. The USF Bulls rushed the ball a total of 28 different times and recorded 118 yards, earning them an average of 4.2 yards per tote. On the ground, the Bulls conceded 235 yards on 51 tries, which is an average of 4.6 yds per rush allowed. USF relinquished 23 completions on 36 tries for 329 yds, and a completion percentage of 63.9%.
The Bulls have racked up 2,472 total yards this season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, USF has earned 8 touchdowns via the pass and 14 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 11 times. USF has recorded 120 1st downs, and they have been hurt by 35 penalties for 278 yds. As a unit they have an average of 172.0 yards via the ground game which is 52nd in college football. When it comes to putting points on the board, the USF Bulls are averaging 25.3 PPG.
In terms of passing yardage, the Bulls are giving up 1,869 yds which puts them in 94th in the nation. They have given up 267.0 yards per outing via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 70.0%. Overall, they have given up 487.9 yards/outing which puts them 128th in D-1. They have relinquished 13 touchdowns by air as well as 20 touchdowns pounding the rock. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.7 yards per tote and 220.9 yards on the ground per contest on the campaign. During this campaign, they have allowed 1,546 rushing yards through 7 contests. The Bulls rank 127th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 37.6 points per contest.
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The Cougars head into this matchup 4-3 for this season. When they last played, the Cougars took home the win by a final score of 38-20 when they played the Navy Midshipmen. Clayton Tune (5 TDs) walked away from the game with 261 yds on 21/30 through the air while his quarterback rating was 198.1. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his average yards per attempt was 8.7. Stacy Sneed carried the ball 20 times for 100 yds, ending the game with 5.0 yards per carry for Houston. The Cougars finished the game with 441 yards while running 64 plays (6.9 yds per play). Houston rushed for 5.3 yards per carry, finishing with 180 yds on 34 attempts. Houston gave up 50 attempts on the ground for 201 yards (4.0 yds per rush). The Cougars passing defense allowed a completion rate of 46.2%, relinquishing 125 yards on 6 for 13 through the air.
The Houston Cougars maintain an average of 408.1 yards/game, ranking them 64th in Division 1. The Houston offense has compiled 554 penalty yds on 63 infractions, which is 8th in the nation in terms of hurting your team. During this campaign to this point, the Cougars have thrown for a total of 1,828 passing yards in addition to an average of 261.1 passing yards per game, which ranks 50th in college football. In relation to their scoring prowess, the Cougars are sitting 47th in college football averaging 32.3 points per contest.
The Cougars are giving up 31.7 PPG, which has them 110th in D-1. Houston has given up a total of 1,035 yards on the ground (147.9 yards per game) in addition to 10 touchdowns via the rush on the year. This year, they have conceded 222 total points. They have allowed 15 touchdowns through the air and 253.6 yards/contest, ranking them 96th in college football. The Cougars defense has taken the field for 499 plays, which ranks 67th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bulls +18
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