Houston Cougars vs SMU Mustangs 11-5-22

Houston Cougars vs SMU Mustangs 11/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Cougars vs SMU Mustangs 11/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Houston Cougars will meet with the SMU Mustangs in NCAAF action in Gerald J. Ford Stadium, TX, on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at 7:00 PM ET.


The Houston Cougars enter this game with a 5-3 record for the season. The Cougars defeated the USF Bulls 42-27 in their most recent encounter against them.


Lucas Coley completed 2 of 2 passes for 7 yards. He ended the game without throwing an interception and had a QB rating of 129.4. Stacy Sneed led the Cougars’ running game (6.0 yds per carry) with 10 carries for 60 yards. They had 64 plays in the game, giving them a total of 490 yards.


The Houston Cougars attempted 25 times, averaging 4.1 yards per attempt for a total of 103 yards. The Cougars’ run defense allowed 154 yards on 31 attempts, which works out to 5.0 yards per rush allowed.


Houston gave up 24 pass completions on 34 attempts for a completion percentage of 70.6% and 275 yards.


  • The Houston Cougars are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 matches. 
  • The total went OVER in 7 of Houston’s last 8 matches. 
  • The Houston Cougars are 16-4 SU in their last 20 matches.

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Houston Cougars vs SMU Mustangs Predictions 11/5/2022


The Mustangs are 4-4 overall into this encounter. The Mustangs defeated the Tulsa Golden Hurricane by a score of 45-34 the last time they competed on the gridiron.


Kevin Jennings (1 TD) finished the game with 91 yards on 8/11 passing attempts and a quarterback rating of 172.2. He avoided interceptions and kept the ball away from the defense, averaging 8.3 yards per pass attempt.


For SMU, Tyler Lavine ran the ball 17 times for 72 yards, averaging 4.2 yards per attempt.


The Mustangs completed 78 plays for a total of 468 yards (6.0 yds per play). SMU finished the game with 158 yards on 50 runs, averaging 3.2 yards per attempt.


SMU gave up 37 running attempts for 182 yards (4.9 yards per carry). The Mustangs’ passing defense allowed a 50.0% completion rate while allowing 216 yards on 15 of 30 attempts.


  • The Southern Methodist Mustangs are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 matches. 
  • Southern Methodist is 2-4 SU in their last 6 contests. 
  • The Mustangs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 matches at home.

Houston Cougars vs SMU Mustangs. The NCAAF pick for this game is the SMU Mustangs. Both clubs will want to protect their state in this game as they both have strong records so far this season.


SMU is superior on both sides of the ball and will be supported by the home crowd in this contest. Expect SMU to do well enough to defeat Houston at home with a victory and a profit.


The SMU Mustangs will win to a predicted score of 38-34.


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Houston Cougars vs SMU Mustangs 11/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAF Starting Time: 7:00 PM (EDT)


Location: Gerald J. Ford Stadium, TX


Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022




NCAAF Odds: Houston Cougars +3


NCAAF Totals: 66.5


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