Washington State (@1.22) vs Houston (@4.1)
13-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Washington State will win

Washington State – Houston Match Prediction | 13-09-2019 21:15

Even more than that, stopping or slowing down the Cougar offense is to keep it off the field. But Washington is amazing at controlling the clock, too, with a veteran quarterback in Jake Browning who hits his third down passes. Washington State is able to take over games by owning third downs and keeping the ball close to 33 minutes per game.

The offense is putting up points at 34 per game, but the Cougars are averaging just 394 yards per game. Running back Kyle Porter is leading the ground attack with 160 yards and a touchdown. Houston is struggling defensively thus far, giving up 33 points and 502 yards per game. Quarterback DEriq King has thrown for 306 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 102 yards and three more scores.

When Houston Has the Ball

Easop Winston Jr. has 11 catches for 164 yards and three touchdowns. Anthony Gordon has thrown for 884 yards and nine touchdowns with just one interception. The defense is holding opponents to just 12 points and 336 yards per contest. Washington State continues to be one of the strongest offenses in the nation, averaging 58.5 points and 606 yards through two games, including nearly 500 passing yards per game. Five Cougars have over 100 yards receiving already. He is completing an impressive 81 percent of his passes.

Houston now has 28 straight wins against FCS-level opponents and theyre 7-0 all-time against Southwestern Athletic Conference opponents. Kyle Porter ran for a career-high 120 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries, DEriq King completed 15 of 26 passes for 139 yards and one touchdown with one interception and he added two scores on the ground. Houston bounced back from a 49-31 season-opening loss against Oklahoma with a 37-17 home win against Prairie View A&M last Saturday.

He walked away with 1 interception in the game. In their last game, the Washington State Cougars took on the Northern Colorado Bears and left there with a win by a score of 59-17. When discussing the defense, Washington State allowed 9 catches on 16 throws for a total of 139 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.3%. He rushed for a total of 52 yards by way of 4 carries which had him averaging 13.0 yards per tote. He had a long run of 32 yards and he added 1 TD during the game. Deon McIntosh paced the team on the ground in the game. Overall, they gave up 355 yards and forced 4 takeaways. For the contest, the Cougars got 25 1st downs and they totaled 8 infractions for 85 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. On the ground, the Cougars allowed 216 yards on 54 runs which gave the opponent an average of 4.0 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Brandon Arconado was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 127 yards on 8 receptions. The Washington State Cougars ran the football 15 times and racked up 113 yards which had them averaging 7.5 yards per attempt. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Cougars was Anthony Gordon who went 31/39 with 464 yards through the air and added 4 TD's. He earned an average of 15.9 yards per reception in the game. In all, they ran 57 plays for 594 yards.

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The NCAAF pick for this game is the Washington State Cougars -6.5. Washington State Cougars vs Houston Cougars. Predicted to win this match is then Washington State Cougars at a score of 45-35. Houston is the favorite team to win with home court advantage. Washington State ranks # 22 in this League without leading Tackler Peyton Pelluer and Safety Jalen Thompson this season.

He can also throw on the run, which creates a double threat for a defense that has not been tested yet. Houston should challenge Washington States defense with their two primary offensive weapons in senior QB DEriq King and junior RB Kyle Porter. Porter is a strong RB who has twice as many carries (33) as his counterpart Borghi (17) although Borghi has more yards (162 to Porters 160). Unless Washington States defense adjusts, Houston will expose their weaknesses rather quickly, especially in the run game. King is quick on his feet and ran for three TDs last week alone.

Washington State won its second straight game after clamping on the University of Northern Colorado Bears with a score of 59-17 at Bingham Hill Farms in Fort Collins. Washington State comes in ranked # 22, now at 2-0 overall, and is 0-0 at the PAC 12 South Division. The Washington State Cougars visit The Space City to battle with another pride of Cougars at the John OQuinn Field at TDECU Stadium in Houston, Texas.

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Im sure there will be some that arent quite buying the hype of Washington State quarterback Gordon. Keep in mind he almost won the job over Minshew last year and beat out highly touted transfer Gage Gubrud. I just think after what we saw last year with Minshew and what he did replacing Luke Faulk, theres every reason to expect a big year from Gordon.