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Lamar Cardinals (0-1) vs. Houston Cougars (1-0)
Date: Saturday, September 10th
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: TDECU Stadium, Houston, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: OFF (As of Thursday at 2:30pm ET)
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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Lamar and Houston face off in this early season matchup of two teams with highly unequal levels of talent.
The week 1 loss to Coastal Carolina was not how the Cardinals wanted to start the season, losing 38-18.
They face an even tougher matchup in Houston. Houston had arguably the biggest win of opening weekend defeating top 3 team Oklahoma in dominating fashion.
If Lamar has any chance at keeping it respectable they must do much better in the passing game. Carson Earp was 13-27 for 154 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions.
He goes up against a Cougars D that had a hard time stopping Baker Mayfield for most of the contest.
The bright spot on offense clearly was Kade Harrington, who racked up 207 yards with two touchdowns on 28 carries (7.4 ypc). He will need to have another stellar game for Lamar to keep the high powered Houston offense off the field.
On the defensive side of the ball stopping the Houston rushing attack will be key, as they gave up for 290 yards on the ground to Coastal Carolina.
The passing defense was good and did not give up a touchdown pass, but I don’t think they can have a repeat performance this week.
The Cougars were clicking last week as they upset Oklahoma. The offense, defense, and special teams all made key plays to ensure the victory (including a kick six touchdown).
Greg Ward had a good game going 23-40 for 321 yds, 2TD’s and 0 interceptions. I expect him to deliver another good performance and be more of a threat on the ground this week against a week Cardinals D.
Duke Catalon had a good game against a Sooners defense with a lot of talent rushing for 88 yards. This week I expect Houston to get him more involved in the passing game and he will have over 150 total yards and 2 scores.
The Houston defense will need to have the same kind of pressure this week that they had against the Sooners. Expect at least 6 sacks from the pass rush.
The Cardinals running game will also be held in check after Oklahoma’s offense could not consistently run the ball at all last week.
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This game will showcase just how dominate the Houston offense can be, as they will score over 50 points in an easy victory.
If there were a line on this game I’d take the OVER easily.
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Houston QB Greg Ward will deliver an excellent performing, and will likely play only 3 quarters because the game will be well in hand.
The rushing attack will also keep the chains moving and the defense will shut down this week’s FCS opponent.
Week 2 Free Score Prediction: Houston 63 – Lamar 7
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