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    The Houston Cougars (1-2) will host the Rice Owls (2-1) on Saturday at 6:00 PM ET.

    The Owls are expected to lose by at least two TDs (currently +17.5) versus the Cougars (with an over/under of 52.5 points).

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Houston vs. Rice

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 24, 2022
    • Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: John O’Quinn Field at TDECU Stadium
    Cougars vs Owls Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Cougars -17.5 -108 -114 52.5 -108 -113 -919 +586

    Houston Betting Insights

    • Rice is 2-1-0 against the spread this season.
    • Rice is winless against the spread (0-1) when playing as at least 17.5-point underdogs.
    • In Rice’s three games with a set total, the two teams combined to hit the over.

    Houston Stats & Insights

    • With 449.0 yards allowed per game on defense, which ranks 14th-worst in the FBS, Houston has had to rely on its 87th-ranked offense (382.0 yards per contest) to keep them competitive.
    • Houston owns the 68th-ranked scoring offense this year (32.3 points per game), and has been worse on defense, ranking 12th-worst with 38.7 points allowed per game.
    • With 282.0 passing yards allowed per game on defense, which ranks 16th-worst in the FBS, Houston has had to lean on their 65th-ranked passing offense (248.0 passing yards per contest) to keep them competitive.
    • Houston is totaling 134.0 rushing yards per game on offense (91st in the FBS), and ranks 93rd defensively with 167.0 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Houston is averaging a 50.0% third-down percentage on offense this season (27th in the FBS), and is giving up a 40.5% third-down conversion rate (91st) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Houston ranks 100th in college football with a -1 turnover margin after forcing 4 turnovers (71st in the FBS) while committing five (74th in the FBS).

    Houston’s Best Players

    • Clayton Tune leads Houston with 744 yards (248.0 ypg) on 64-of-102 passing with five touchdowns and two interceptions this season. He also has 112 rushing yards on 37 carries while scoring two touchdowns on the ground.
    • The team’s top rusher, Brandon Campbell, has carried the ball 36 times for 177 yards (59.0 per game), scoring two times. He’s also caught nine passes for 76 yards.
    • Nathaniel Dell’s 246 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 27 times and has totaled 18 catches and two touchdowns.
    • Ta’Zhawn Henry has caught 10 passes for 151 yards (50.3 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
    • Matthew Golden has racked up seven catches for 97 yards, an average of 32.3 yards per game. He’s scored one time as a receiver this season.
    • Derek Parish has 4.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has 6.0 TFL and 17 tackles.
    • Donavan Mutin, Houston’s leading tackler, has 23 tackles and 3.0 TFL this year.
    • Art Green leads the team with one interception, while also collecting 16 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one pass defended.

    Rice Betting Insights

    • Rice is 2-1-0 against the spread this season.
    • Rice is winless against the spread (0-1) when playing as at least 17.5-point underdogs.
    • Each of Rice’s three game with a set total have hit the over.

    Rice Stats & Insights

    • From an offensive perspective, Rice is compiling 405.3 total yards per contest (78th-ranked). It ranks 40th in the FBS on defense (325.3 total yards given up per game).
    • In terms of points scored Rice ranks 64th in the FBS (33.0 points per game), and it is 102nd on the other side of the ball (32.3 points allowed per game).
    • Rice ranks 78th in the FBS with 238.3 passing yards per game on offense, and it ranks 28th with 178.3 passing yards surrendered per game on defense.
    • Rice ranks 64th in the FBS with 167.0 rushing yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 76th with 147.0 rushing yards ceded per game on defense.
    • Rice’s third-down offense has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks 14th-best in the FBS with a 54.3% third-down conversion rate. In terms of defense, it is allowing a 32.1% third-down rate, which ranks 44th.
    • After forcing six turnovers (24th in the FBS) and turning the ball over seven times (105th in the FBS) this season, Rice owns the 100th-ranked turnover margin of -1.

    Rice’s Best Players

    • TJ McMahon has racked up 642 yards (214.0 per game) while completing 63.7% of his passes and tossing seven touchdown passes with six interceptions this season. He’s also run for 33 yards with one touchdown.
    • Ari Broussard has run for 145 yards on 51 carries so far this year while scoring four times on the ground.
    • Cameron Montgomery has taken 15 carries and totaled 132 yards.
    • Luke McCaffrey has racked up 202 receiving yards on 19 receptions to pace his squad so far this season while scoring two touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Isaiah Esdale has 12 receptions (on 17 targets) for a total of 155 yards (51.7 yards per game) this year.
    • Bradley Rozner has racked up 155 reciving yards (51.7 ypg) and three touchdowns this season.
    • Ikenna Enechukwu has racked up 2.5 sacks to pace the team, while also recording 2.0 TFL and five tackles.
    • Rice’s tackle leader, Myron Morrison, has 11 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 0.5 sacks this year.
    • Treshawn Chamberlain has picked off a team-leading one pass. He also has five tackles and one pass defended to his name.
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