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Houston Cougars vs Rice Owls 9/11/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Cougars vs Rice Owls 9/11/2021 Picks Predictions Previews


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The Houston Cougars and the Rice Owls will meet at the Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 6:30 PM ET. The Cougars finished the 2020 season with a 3-5 overall and 3-3 in the American Athletic Conference play while being led by second-year head coach Dana Holgorsen. The team would finish in sixth place in the conference standings.  Houston was able to take part in the New Mexico Bowl but was defeated by the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors to a score of 14-28. 


The Cougars were beaten in their first match this season by the Texas Tech Red Raiders following a 21-38 loss last Saturday. The team was able to crank a 21-7 lead at the break. Quarterback Clayton Tune went for 174 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions. Wide receiver Nathaniel Dell had seven catches for 80 yards and a score. Houston has a total of 174.0 passing yards with 77.0 rushing yards. Running back Mulbah Car rushed for 37 yards and linebacker Donovan Mutin led the defensive side with eight tackles.


  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 matches.
  • The Houston Cougars are 1-5 SU in their last 6 matches.
  • The Cougars are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 matches against Rice.

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Houston Cougars vs Rice Owls Predictions 9/11/2021


The Rice Owls were able to play five games last fall. The Owls finished last season with a 2-3 overall as well as in the West Division of Conference USA play while being led by third-year head coach Mike Bloomgren. The team lost its first match this season against the Arkansas Razorbacks with a score of 17-38. Rice was able to take a 10-7 lead into the break, however, the team gave up 21 points in the fourth quarter. 


Quarterback Wiley Green hurled for 152 yards, one touchdown and three picks for the team. Running back Khalan Griffin delivered 13 carries and rushed for 35 yards. The Owls have a total of 227.0 passing yards and rushed for 81 yards as a team. Wide receiver August Pitre III delivered 97 receiving yards. Linebacker Antonio Montero leads the team’s defense with 11 tackles and cornerback Sean Fresch intercepted one pass for the team.


  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Rice’s last 6 matches against Houston.
  • The Rice Owls are 1-6 SU in their last 7 matches at home.
  • The Owls are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 matches at home against Houston.

Houston Cougars vs Rice Owls. The NCAAF’s pick is the Rice Owls. Although the Cougars showed an impressive performance in their first game this season, they greatly struggled in the second half of the match. The team only rushed for 77 yards and passed for 174 yards. Meanwhile, the Owls are coming in this match with better control however the team still lagged behind Arkansas. The Rice Owls will manage to defeat Houston here with a predicted score of 30-24.


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Houston Cougars vs Rice Owls 9/11/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAF Starting Time: 6:30 PM ET


Location: Rice Stadium


Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021




NCAAF Odds: Rice Owls +8


NCAAF Totals: 53.5


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