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    Star wide receiver Nathaniel Dell and the Houston Cougars (2-3) play the Memphis Tigers (4-1) on Friday at 7:30 PM ET at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

    The Cougars are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+3), versus the Tigers (with an over/under of 57.5 points).

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Memphis vs. Houston

    • Game Day: Friday, October 7, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN2
    • Location: Memphis, Florida
    • Stadium: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
    Tigers vs Cougars Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Tigers -3 -109 -112 57.5 -112 -110 -151 +123

    Memphis Betting Insights

    • Houston has covered the spread once in five games this year.
    • Houston is 1-0 against the spread so far when playing as at least 3-point underdogs.
    • Houston has gone over in three of their five games with a set total (60%).

    Memphis Stats & Insights

    • On offense, Memphis ranks 71st in the FBS with 402.4 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 91st in total defense (400.2 yards allowed per contest).
    • Memphis is putting up 34.4 points per game offensively this year (44th in the FBS), and is giving up 26.2 points per game (72nd) on defense.
    • Memphis has the 53rd-ranked passing offense this season (255.2 passing yards per game), and has been worse on defense, ranking ninth-worst with 288.0 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Memphis is putting up 147.2 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 79th in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 35th, giving up 112.2 rushing yards per game.
    • Memphis is averaging a 36.6% third-down conversion rate on offense (85th in the FBS), and ranks 89th on the other side of the ball with a 41.3% third-down percentage allowed.
    • With 12 forced turnovers (eighth in the FBS) against three turnovers committed (10th in the FBS), Memphis’ +9 turnover margin is the second-best in college football.

    Memphis’ Best Players

    • Seth Henigan has 1,276 yards passing for Memphis, completing 63.3% of his passes and collecting nine touchdowns and one interception this season. He’s also contributed on the ground with 149 rushing yards (29.8 ypg) on 54 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
    • Brandon Thomas has racked up 211 yards on 54 carries while finding paydirt six times as a runner.
    • This season, Asa Martin has carried the ball 28 times for 191 yards (38.2 per game) and one touchdown, while also racking up 100 yards through the air.
    • Gabriel Rogers’ 231 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 22 times and has collected 17 catches.
    • Eddie Lewis has hauled in 14 receptions totaling 199 yards, finding the end zone one time as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Javon Ivory’s 17 grabs are good enough for 179 yards and one touchdown.
    • Jaylon Allen leads the team with 2.0 sacks, and also has 2.0 TFL, 31 tackles, and one interception.
    • Memphis’ tackle leader, Xavier Cullens, has 36 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and two interceptions this year.
    • Quindell Johnson has a team-high two interceptions to go along with 34 tackles and two passes defended.

    Houston Betting Insights

    • Houston is 1-4-0 against the spread this season.
    • In games it has played as at least 3-point underdogs this year, Houston is 1-0 against the spread.
    • Houston games have hit the over in three out of five opportunities (60%).

    Houston Stats & Insights

    • From an offensive perspective, Houston is generating 391.2 total yards per game (79th-ranked). It ranks 97th in the FBS on defense (408.8 total yards given up per game).
    • Houston’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit in scoring defense this season, surrendering 34.0 points per game, which ranks 17th-worst in the FBS. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 69th with 31.0 points per contest.
    • Houston’s defense has been bottom-25 in pass defense this season, ceding 273.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 18th-worst in the FBS. Offensively, it ranks 75th with 240.2 passing yards per contest.
    • Houston ranks 75th in the FBS with 151.0 rushing yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 60th with 135.0 rushing yards given up per contest on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Houston’s third-down defense ranks 82nd in the FBS with a 40.0% third-down conversion rate surrendered, but it has been lifted up by its offense, which ranks 16th-best by putting up a 50.0% third-down rate.
    • At -1, Houston sports the 100th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with six forced turnovers (82nd in the FBS) and seven turnovers committed (61st in the FBS).

    Houston’s Best Players

    • Clayton Tune has compiled 1,201 yards on 65.2% passing while collecting nine touchdown passes with three interceptions this season. He’s also rushed for 194 yards with two scores.
    • Brandon Campbell is his team’s leading rusher with 55 carries for 243 yards, or 48.6 per game. He’s found the end zone three times on the ground, as well.
    • Ta’Zhawn Henry has 158 receiving yards (31.6 ypg) on 11 catches and one touchdown while racking up 220 rushing yards on 51 attempts with two touchdowns.
    • Dell has racked up 453 receiving yards on 33 catches to pace his squad so far this season while scoring five touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Matthew Golden has put together a 178-yard season so far with two touchdowns. He’s caught 13 passes on 22 targets.
    • Derek Parish has collected 4.5 sacks to pace the team, while also picking up 6.0 TFL and 19 tackles.
    • Donavan Mutin, Houston’s top tackler, has 26 tackles and 3.0 TFL this year.
    • Nelson Ceaser has a team-leading one interception to go along with seven tackles, 2.0 TFL, two sacks, and two passes defended.
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