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    Star running back Devin Neal and the Kansas Jayhawks (2-0) meet the Houston Cougars (1-1) on Saturday at 4:00 PM ET, at John O’Quinn Field at TDECU Stadium.

    The Jayhawks are expected to lose by at least two scores (currently +10) versus the Cougars (with an over/under of 57 points).

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Houston vs. Kansas

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 17, 2022
    • Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPNU
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: John O’Quinn Field at TDECU Stadium
    Cougars vs Jayhawks Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Cougars -10 -110 -112 57 -110 -110 -357 +273

    Houston Betting Insights

    • Houston went 8-6-0 ATS last season.
    • Houston covered the spread twice when favored by 10 points or more last season (in six opportunities).
    • Houston games hit the over seven out of 14 times last season.

    Houston Stats & Insights

    • Houston put up 6.3 fewer points per game (35.9) than Kansas allowed (42.2) last year.
    • Houston was 4-2 against the spread and 6-0 overall last season when the team scored more than 42.2 points.
    • Kansas had a 3-2 record against the spread and a 1-4 record overall in games when it allowed opponents to score fewer than 35.9 points last year.
    • Houston averaged 413.9 yards per game last season, 72.9 fewer yards than the 486.8 Kansas gave up per matchup.
    • In games that Houston totaled over 486.8 yards last season, the team was 1-1 against the spread and 2-0 overall.
    • In games Kansas held its opponents to less than 413.9 yards last season, it had a 1-1 record ATS and a 1-1 record overall.
    • Last season Houston ran for 108.1 fewer yards per game (142.3) than Kansas allowed per contest (250.4).
    • Last year Houston had 14 turnovers, two fewer than Kansas had takeaways (16).

    Houston’s Best Players

    • Clayton Tune’s previous season stat line: 3,546 passing yards (253.3 per game), 287-for-421 (68.2%), 30 touchdowns and 10 picks. He also rushed for 154 yards on 105 carries with two rushing TDs.
    • Last year Alton McCaskill took 189 rushing attempts for 961 yards (68.6 per game) and scored 16 touchdowns.
    • Ta’Zhawn Henry ran for 513 yards on 111 carries (36.6 yards per game), with seven rushing touchdowns last year.
    • Nathaniel Dell hauled in 90 catches for 1,329 yards (94.9 per game) while being targeted 139 times. He also scored 12 touchdowns.
    • Jeremy Singleton produced last season, grabbing 29 passes for 495 yards and five touchdowns. He averaged 35.4 receiving yards per game.
    • Jake Herslow hauled in 36 passes on 52 targets for 480 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 34.3 receiving yards per game.
    • Logan Hall’s hard work last season put together a stat line of 6.0 sacks, 8.0 TFL and 37 tackles.
    • Last season Donavan Mutin grabbed 57 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and two sacks.
    • Marcus Jones intercepted four passes last year while also totaling 35 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and four passes defended.

    Kansas Betting Insights

    • Kansas compiled a 4-7-1 ATS record last year.
    • Kansas was an underdog by 10 points or more 11 times last year, and covered the spread in four of those contests.
    • Last year, seven Kansas games went over the point total.

    Kansas Stats & Insights

    • Last year Kansas averaged just 0.4 more points per game (20.8) than Houston gave up (20.4).
    • Kansas was 4-1 against the spread and 1-5 overall in games when it recorded more than 20.4 points last year.
    • Last season Houston had a 5-2 record against the spread and a 7-0 record overall in games when it held opponents to fewer than 20.8 points.
    • Kansas collected 21.7 more yards per game (324.3) than Houston allowed per outing (302.6) last year.
    • Kansas was 4-1 against the spread and 1-5 overall when the team churned out over 302.6 yards last year.
    • Houston had a 6-2 record ATS and an 8-0 record overall when holding its opponents to fewer than 324.3 yards last season.
    • Last year Kansas averaged 139.5 yards per game on the ground, 31.3 more than Houston allowed per outing (108.2).
    • Kansas had a 3-4 ATS record and a 1-7 overall record when the team rushed for over 108.2 yards last season.
    • Last season, Houston was 8-3 against the spread and 11-0 overall when holding opponents to fewer than 139.5 rushing yards.
    • Kansas turned the ball over 13 times last year, nine fewer times than Houston forced turnovers (22).

    Kansas’ Best Players

    • Jason Bean threw six touchdowns and six interceptions while collecting 1,252 yards by the end of last campaign (104.3 ypg). He also scored two touchdowns on 33.5 rushing yards per game.
    • Neal averaged 58.9 rushing yards per game and accumulated eight rushing touchdowns.
    • Kwamie Lassiter II was targeted seven times per game and collected 653 receiving yards and three touchdowns over the course of 2021.
    • Trevor Wilson caught 27 passes last season on his way to 364 yards and one receiving touchdown.
    • Luke Grimm averaged 29.1 receiving yards per game on 2.6 targets per game a season ago.
    • Kyron Johnson proved to be a strong defender last year, recording 6.5 sacks, 4.0 TFL and 42 tackles.
    • Kenny Logan Jr. had a stellar defensive performance last season with 70 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one interception.
    • Last year Jacobee Bryant intercepted two passes to go along with 16 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two passes defended.
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