Houston @ Tulane
Current Records: Houston 4-1; Tulane 1-4
What to Know
The Houston Cougars and the Tulane Green Wave will face off in an American Athletic clash at 7:30 p.m. ET Oct. 7 at Benson Field at Yulman Stadium. Houston will be strutting in after a victory while Tulane will be stumbling in from a loss.
You can’t lose the contest if you win every quarter, and that was precisely the Cougars’ strategy against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Friday. Houston took their matchup on the road with ease, bagging a 45-10 win over Tulsa. The game was pretty much decided by the half, when the score had already reached 28-3. Among those leading the charge for Houston was RB Alton McCaskill, who punched in three rushing touchdowns.
Meanwhile, the Green Wave found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unfortunate 52-29 punch to the gut against the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday. Tulane was in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 31-7.
The Cougars are the favorite in this one, with an expected 6-point margin of victory. Those who got lucky with them against the spread on Friday might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the team has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.
Houston is now 4-1 while Tulane sits at a mirror-image 1-4. Two stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Houston is 221st worst in the nation in thrown interceptions, having thrown six on the season. The Green Wave have experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the contest with the 233rd most thrown interceptions in the nation, having thrown seven on the season. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Benson Field at Yulman Stadium — New Orleans, Louisiana
- TV: ESPN
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Cougars are a solid 6-point favorite against the Green Wave, according to the latest college football odds.
Houston have won four out of their last six games against Tulane.
- Oct 08, 2020 – Houston 49 vs. Tulane 31
- Sep 19, 2019 – Tulane 38 vs. Houston 31
- Nov 15, 2018 – Houston 48 vs. Tulane 17
- Nov 18, 2017 – Tulane 20 vs. Houston 17
- Nov 12, 2016 – Houston 30 vs. Tulane 18
- Oct 16, 2015 – Houston 42 vs. Tulane 7