Washington State (@1.22) vs Houston (@4.1)
13-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Washington State will win

Washington State – Houston Match Prediction | 13-09-2019 21:15

Easop Winston Jr. has 11 catches for 164 yards and three touchdowns. Anthony Gordon has thrown for 884 yards and nine touchdowns with just one interception. The defense is holding opponents to just 12 points and 336 yards per contest. Washington State continues to be one of the strongest offenses in the nation, averaging 58.5 points and 606 yards through two games, including nearly 500 passing yards per game. Five Cougars have over 100 yards receiving already. He is completing an impressive 81 percent of his passes.

He threw 1 pick on the day. Leading the way at QB for the Cougars was D'Eriq King who went 15/26 with 139 yards through the air and threw 1 touchdown. In the game, they ran 69 plays for 380 yards. In the last game they played, the Houston Cougars took on the Prairie View A&M Panthers and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 37-17. He earned an average of 15.5 yards per catch for the game. In the running game, the Cougars conceded 70 yards on 34 carries giving the other team an average of 2.1 yards per attempt allowed. For the game, they conceded 318 yards and forced 1 takeaway. On the defensive side of the ball, Houston conceded 15 completions on 38 attempts totaling 248 yards, and a completion percentage of 39.5%. Overall, the Cougars had a total of 20 1st downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 60 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. Kyle Porter led the team in rushing for the game. The Houston Cougars ended up rushing 42 times and earned 236 yards which gave them an average of 5.6 yards per run. His longest run of the day went for 24 yards and he tallied 1 TD for the contest. He ran for 120 yards via 19 carries which meant he averaged 6.3 yards per carry. Keith Corbin was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 62 yards on 4 receptions.

This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game. The public betting currently has 70 percent going on Washington State as the road favorite. According to the latest oddsmakers, Washington State is favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -8 points against Houston. The over/under total is listed at 74.5 points.

He walked away with 1 interception in the game. In their last game, the Washington State Cougars took on the Northern Colorado Bears and left there with a win by a score of 59-17. When discussing the defense, Washington State allowed 9 catches on 16 throws for a total of 139 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.3%. He rushed for a total of 52 yards by way of 4 carries which had him averaging 13.0 yards per tote. He had a long run of 32 yards and he added 1 TD during the game. Deon McIntosh paced the team on the ground in the game. Overall, they gave up 355 yards and forced 4 takeaways. For the contest, the Cougars got 25 1st downs and they totaled 8 infractions for 85 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. On the ground, the Cougars allowed 216 yards on 54 runs which gave the opponent an average of 4.0 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Brandon Arconado was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 127 yards on 8 receptions. The Washington State Cougars ran the football 15 times and racked up 113 yards which had them averaging 7.5 yards per attempt. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Cougars was Anthony Gordon who went 31/39 with 464 yards through the air and added 4 TD's. He earned an average of 15.9 yards per reception in the game. In all, they ran 57 plays for 594 yards.

When Houston Has the Ball

I like the under to hit with this lofty totals. Washington State has looked like a juggernaut in two games against cake opponents at home. This may be at the home of the Texans, but it will still be a pro-Houston crowd. State has been strong since the 2018 season on that side of the ball and I think they will give Houston some issues. The Houston Cougars struggled at Oklahoma, but the offense hasnt looked quite as powerful as it has in past seasons. Now the Cougars go on the road to face Houston. Washington States defense isnt soft either. Washington State is bound to have some road struggles and score less than what it has.

Even more than that, stopping or slowing down the Cougar offense is to keep it off the field. But Washington is amazing at controlling the clock, too, with a veteran quarterback in Jake Browning who hits his third down passes. Washington State is able to take over games by owning third downs and keeping the ball close to 33 minutes per game.

Washington State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 matches and 11-1 SU in its last 11 matches played in September. Their win against Northern Colorado was not as suave compared to New Mexico as Gordon had his first blocked pass, two drops, and missed tackles in the game. The team currently has an average of 40.3 points per game while allowing other teams to score at an average of 21.8 points per game. QB Anthony Gordon lobbed for 11.9 yards per pass for 464 yards with 4 touchdowns. The No. 22 Washington State Cougars posted its second victory against the Bears making a statement with their offense.

This may be at the home of the Texans, but it will still be a pro-Houston crowd. Now the Cougars go on the road to face Houston. Washington States defense isnt soft either. Washington State is bound to have some road struggles and score less than what it has. State has been strong since the 2018 season on that side of the ball and I think they will give Houston some issues. The Houston Cougars struggled at Oklahoma, but the offense hasnt looked quite as powerful as it has in past seasons. I like the under to hit with this lofty totals. Washington State has looked like a juggernaut in two games against cake opponents at home.

He can also throw on the run, which creates a double threat for a defense that has not been tested yet. Houston should challenge Washington States defense with their two primary offensive weapons in senior QB DEriq King and junior RB Kyle Porter. Porter is a strong RB who has twice as many carries (33) as his counterpart Borghi (17) although Borghi has more yards (162 to Porters 160). Unless Washington States defense adjusts, Houston will expose their weaknesses rather quickly, especially in the run game. King is quick on his feet and ran for three TDs last week alone.