The South Florida Bulls will hit the highway when they face the Houston Cougars in an NCAA college football game set for Thursday night.
Start time from Houston is slated for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.
The college football odds from this week ten game have the home side Houston Cougars favored by –14 1/2 points..
South Florida falls to 1-5 on the 2013 campaign following a 34-3 home defeat last week to the Louisville Cardinals as a +20 point betting underdog. The game landed under 45 points. The Bulls were behind 17-3 at the half.
The team put up only 133 offensive yards with 38 running for 2 yards a carry. Steven Bench completed 4 of 12 passes for 68 yards and a pick. The Bulls committed two turnovers and forced none away from the Cardinals. South Florida could only convert 1 of 9 tries on third down and lost the time of possession battle by 22 ½ minutes. On defense they give up 485 yards to the Louisville offense with 353 yards passing and three touchdown passes to Teddy Bridgewater.
Houston is now 6-1 on the year and bowl eligible following a 49-14 road victory last week to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights as a +5 ½ point underdog. The game total came in at over 59 ½ points. The Cougars jumped out to the 28-14 first half lead and shut out the Scarlet Knights in the second half.
The team gained 611 offensive yards with 211 on the ground for 5 ½ yards a carry. John O’Korn completed 24 of 30 throws for 364 yards and five touchdowns. They win the turnover battle by a +6 margin. On defense Houston allowed 420 yards to Rutgers with 204 rushing for 5 yards per attempt. The Cougars picked off five Scarlet Knights passes.