Houston vs. Memphis prediction and game preview. Projecting who wins the matchup between the Cougars and Tigers. Watch the game online here.
The Memphis Tigers (7-4) will attempt to end their season on a high note Friday morning against the Houston Cougars (9-2).The Cougars have beaten two teams ranked inside the top 10 of the AP poll. They have also lost to conference foes Navy and SMU.Houston used a complete effort to knock off Louisville and make the Cardinals’ playoff chances disappear with a 36-10 domination this past Thursday night. Quarterback Greg Ward Jr. threw for 233 yards and two touchdowns while the Cougars defense kept Louisville to 312 total yards and forced three turnovers.
Houston will wrap up its second season under coach Tom Herman when it goes on the road to take on upstart Memphis.Herman’s name has been swirling around the coaching carousel, as schools with opening coaching vacancies will likely reach out to his representatives.
Memphis (7–4, 4–3 AAC) has split its last four games, but came away with a 34–7 win over Cincinnati and is bowl eligible for the third straight year.Houston routed Louisville 36–10 to jump back in the Top 25 after losses to SMU and Navy last month. The Cougars sacked Heisman favorite Lamar Jackson 11 times.The offenses will take center stage in this game, as the Tigers and Cougars have almost identical offensive stats; Houston averages 37.5 points and 444 yards a game, while Memphis puts up 38.5 points and 453 yards a game.