The Connecticut Huskies are off to the road to meet the Houston Cougars in a week five NCAA college football game on Thursday.
Start Time: 8PM ET
College Football Point Spread Odds: Houston -27 ½ points
Money Line: N/A
Over Under Total: N/A
Notes: Connecticut upset Houston in their meeting in 2015 by the score of 20-17 as a +7 ½ point underdog.
Connecticut fell to 2-2 with the 31-24 home defeat to the Syracuse Orange as a -2 ½ point favorite. The total went under 58 points. The Huskies had trouble defending the Syracuse passing game as Orange quarterback Eric Dungey hit on 26 of 40 passes for 407 yards and two touchdowns. Offensively Connecticut gained 425 yards of offense with 144 on the ground for 3.2 yards per rush. Bryant Shirreffs hit on 27 of 45 passes for 264 yards with a touchdown and pick.
Houston is a perfect 4-0 following the 64-3 road victory to the Texas St Bobcats as a -31 point wagering favorite. The game total landed at over 63 ½ points. The Cougars were up 43-3 at the half. They moved the ball for 563 yards with 243 on the ground with nearly five yards per rush attempt. Greg Ward connected on 20 of 26 passes for 289 yards with two touchdowns. Houston limited the Bobcats offense to 142 yards, 2 of 15 conversions on third down and only 33 rushing yards on 23 carries.