Houston (home) vs. No. 20 Washington State (away)
Current Records: Houston 1-1-0; Washington State 2-0-0
What to Know
Houston will take on Washington State at 9:15 p.m. ET on Friday at NRG Stadium. Houston might not be the betting favorite but it’s doubtful the players in their locker room care too much about that.
The oddsmakers expected fireworks between the Cougars and Prairie View, but the 77.5-point over/under wound up being a bit inflated. The Cougars enjoyed a cozy 37-17 victory over Prairie View. RB Kyle Porter looked sharp as he rushed for 120 yards and 1 touchdown on 19 carries.
Meanwhile, Washington State ran circles around N. Colorado last week, and the extra yardage (601 yards vs. 346 yards) paid off. Washington State took their contest with ease, bagging a 59-17 win over N. Colorado. The success made it back-to-back wins for the Cougars.
Their wins bumped the Cougars to 1-1 and the Cougars to 2-0. Houston is seventh worst in the nation in rushing yards allowed per game, with 224.50 on average. On the other hand, Washington State has yet to allow a single passing touchdown. So, the Houston squad has its work cut out for it.
How To Watch
- When: Friday at 9:15 p.m. ET
- Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
- TV: ESPN
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $ 17.38
The Cougars are a big 9 point favorite against the Cougars.
Vegas had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Cougars as an 8.5 point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last four years.
The current forecast: sunny, with a temperature of 90 degrees.