DFH “Guess the Score” Contest Results: Louisville @ Houston

Divider

Prizing:

1st Place: $50 Amazon gift card or a Free Furnace Checkup

2nd-10th Place: $10 Starbucks gift card

Top 10 Winners:

1. Shawn Duncan
2. Mark Halford
3. Austin Briel
4. Bill Scearce
5. Billy Followell
6. Brad Gant
7. Brian Kulmer
8. Cameron Goodin
9. Casey Miles
10. Casey Taylor

Overview:

On Thursday, November 17th, at 8:00 P.M. the Louisville Cardinals will be on the road to take on the Houston Cougars.

The Crowd

“The Crowd” projects a final score of Louisville 36.1 – Houston 26.6 with an over/under of 62.7.

2016-17 Statistics (127 total teams):

Passing offense: Louisville 313.2 YPG > Houston 283.8 YPG

Rushing offense: Louisville 270.0 YPG > Houston 168.6 YPG

Scoring offense: Louisville 49.6 PPG > Houston 37.6 PPG

Scoring defense: Louisville 20.3 PPG > Houston 21.3 PPG

Passing defense: Louisville 182.5 YPG > Houston 210.5 YPG

Rushing defense: Houston 92.8 YPG > Louisville 102.7 YPG

Turnover Margin Per Game: Louisville -0.2 > Houston -0.4

Strength of schedule:

Louisville is (9-1) with wins over Wake Forest, Boston College, Charlotte, Syracuse, Florida State, Marshall, Duke, NC State, and Virginia.  Their only loss came against a top five team in Clemson.  Houston is (8-2) with wins over Oklahoma, Lamar, Cincinnati, Texas State, Connecticut, Tulsa, UCF, and Tulane.  They were defeated by two unranked teams in Navy and SMU.

Summary:

After starting the season (5-0) Houston has lost two of their last five games and they were both to unranked opponents.  The Cougars have a star dual threat quarterback in Greg Ward Jr. but he was banged up in their win against Tulane.  Not only will Ward have a short week to recover but Houston’s backup quarterback was also injured in their last game.

Louisville enters the game with the most prolific offense in college football at nearly 50 points per game.  Their balanced attack is leg by their quarterback Lamar Jackson who is the clear front-runner for the 2016 Heisman Trophy.  Louisville has scored 30 or more points in every game but one so far this season.  Both teams possess a top 25 defensive unit.  Houston is one of the best run stopping teams in the country but they have played a weak schedule.  I like Louisville to win on the road but it won’t be a blowout.