Temple vs Houston Prediction Game Preview

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Temple vs Houston Prediction Game Preview

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Temple vs Houston Prediction Game Preview


Temple vs Houston prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 11, Saturday, November 12

Temple vs Houston How To Watch

Date: Saturday, November 12
Game Time: 3:00 ET
Venue: TDECU Stadium, Houston, TX
How To Watch: ESPN+
Record: Temple (3-6), Houston (5-4)
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Temple vs Houston Game Preview

Why Temple Will Win

Can Temple rise up against a Houston team that might be running on fumes?

This was supposed to be a huge season for the Cougars, but instead of making a push for the College Football Playoff like Cincinnati did last year, they’re battling to try to get bowl eligible after suffering a 77-63 loss in the highest scoring game in FCS history.

Meanwhile, Temple is improving in the first year under Stan Drayton with a 54-28 win over USF last week.

The O has found something in QB EJ Warner, he’s coming off a 344-yard day, and now the passing game gets to let it fly against the struggling Houston secondary.

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Why Houston Will Win

Yeah, the Temple passing game is working, but there’s no ground attack, the offense is struggling on third downs, and usually points are a big problem.

The 54 last week against USF was an outlier.

Houston needs to pick itself up off the map in a hurry – it was starting to roll before whatever that was last week against SMU – but the offense is working just fine and it should be able to bomb its way out of problems.

The Temple defense isn’t good enough to hold up.

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What’s Going To Happen

Houston gives up points to everyone. It doesn’t matter who it plays, it’s going to give up 400 yards.

That might a lot for Temple to do, but the passing game will be there to provide a push. However, the offense won’t move the chains enough to control the clock, the Houston offense will score in a flash, and Houston will get bowl eligible.

In this rough year, going bowling is something to celebrate.

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Temple vs Houston Prediction, Line

Houston 41, Temple 20
Line: Houston -19.5, o/u: 56.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2.5
Temple vs Houston Must See Rating (out of 5): 2.5
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