Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Houston Cougars - 10/3/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Cougars (3-0) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (2-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Chapman Stadium)
The Line: Tulsa Golden Hurricane +6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tulsa Hurricane look to deal the visiting Houston Cougars their first defeat on Saturday.
The Houston Cougars have scored a lot of points in the early going and were at their best in week four’s 59-14 thrashing of visiting Texas State. UH ended this one early with a 42-7 lead at the half on the way to nearly 700 yards. The Bobcats totaled just over 401 yards with two lost fumbles and two interceptions including William Jackson’s 35 yard pick six. The Cougars received 274 passing yards and four touchdowns from Greg Ward JR. who also ran for 90 yards and a pair of scores. Javin Webb, Kenneth Farrow and Ryan Jackson combined for another 234 yards on the ground to give Houston options aplenty while Demarcus Ayers caught eight passes for 126 yards and two TD’s.
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have had a week off to recover from a 52-38 defeat at Oklahoma that dropped their record to 2-1 as a 32 point underdog. The Golden Hurricane didn’t have enough stopping power on defense but they were able to do plenty of scoring. The Sooners held a 773-603 edge in yards so the goal was to try and match OU score for score. Quarterback Dane Evans gave Tulsa a fighting chance with 427 passing yards and four touchdowns while Zack Langer proved to be a handful on the ground with 161 yards and a trip to the end zone on 31 carries. Keyarris Garrett was the star of the Golden Hurricane receiving corps with 189 yards on 14 catches with a TD while Joshua Atkinson caught ten passes for 104 yards and another TD.
The Cougars are 3-0-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning home record while the over is 3-0-1 in Cougars last 4 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game. The over is 6-0 in Golden Hurricane last 6 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game and the Golden Hurricane are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game while going 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The road team is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings and the Cougars are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings while the underdog is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings. Road chalk stinks especially against a team that can score but…