The SMU Mustangs host the Houston Cougars in Week 8 of the college football schedule on Saturday, kick off time at 7:00 PM ET, at Gerald J. Ford Stadium.
The Houston Cougars (6-1) are coming from a 38-31 win over the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes in Week 7. Greg Ward Jr. threw for 254 yards in 26 of 34 passes. On the ground, Ward rushed for 142 yards in 25 carries while Dillon Birden had 82 yards and three touchdowns in 14 carries. Mulbah Car had 48 yards and a touchdown. Linell Bonner led in receiving with 97 yards in 13 receptions while Chance Allen had 89 yards in seven receptions.
On the offense, Houston football averages 305.1 yards in passing and 200.0 yards in rushing. On the defense, Houston football allows 211.6 yards in passing and 87.1 yards in rushing against their opponents.
The SMU Mustangs (2-4) suffered from a 43-40 loss to the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes in Week 6. Ben Hicks threw for 258 yards and two touchdowns in 29-for-52 passes. On the ground, Braeden West rushed for 124 yards and a touchdown in 22 carries while Ke’Mon Freeman had 36 yards and a touchdown in 10 attempts. Courtland Sutton led in receiving with 98 yards in eight receptions while Alex Honey had 56 yards and a touchdown in two receptions. Jeremiah Gaines had 25 yards and a touchdown.
On the offense, SMU football averages 239.8 yards in passing and 175.5 yards in rushing. On the defense, SMU football allows 263.0 yards in passing and 191.8 yards in rushing against their opponents.
Houston vs SMU football game schedule:
Date: October 22, 2016
Kick Off Time Time: 7:00 PM ET
TV Channel Schedule: ESPN2
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Odds and Point Spread: -21.5 Houston