The Houston Cougars take on the SMU Mustangs in one of the college football games on Saturday, start time at 7:00 PM ET, at Gerald J. Ford Stadium.
The Houston Cougars (6-1) defeated the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes last week in which quarterback Greg Ward Jr. completed 26 of 34 passes for 254 yards. In rushing, Ward ran for 142 yards in 25 attempts while Dillion Birden added 82 yards and three touchdowns in 14 attempts. In receiving, Linell Bonner posted 97 yards in 13 catches while Chance Allen added 89 yards in seven catches.
Offensively, the Cougars are averaging 305.1 yards in passing and 200.0 yards in rushing. Defensively, the Cougars are yielding 211.6 yards in passing and 87.1 yards in rushing per game.
The SMU Mustangs (2-4) lost to the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes, 43-40, in Week 6 in which Ben Hicks completed 29 of 52 passes for 258 yards and two touchdowns. In rushing, Braeden West had 124 yards and a touchdown in 22 attempts while K’Mon Freeman added 36 yards and a touchdown in 10 carries. In receiving, Courtland Sutton posted 98 yards in eight catches while Alex Honey added 56 yards and a touchdown in two catches.
Offensively, the Mustangs are averaging 239.8 yards in passing and 175.5 yards in rushing. Defensively, the Mustangs are yielding 263.0 yards in passing and 191.8 yards in rushing per game.
Houston vs SMU football game schedule:
Date: October 22, 2016
Start Time: 7:00 PM ET
TV Channel Schedule: ESPN2
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Odds and Point Spread: -21.5 Houston