Mustangs Down Houston 72-42 - Match Report
Houston was unable to contain Zach Line on Thursday and the result was a 72-42 Week 8 loss against the Mustangs.
Southern Methodist was the ATS victor, as they covered the 4-point spread as an underdog. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 58.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Garrett Gilbert completed 23 of 38 pass attempts for 265 yards for the Mustangs in the win. He was picked off 2 times by the Cougars defense.
Charles Sims rushed for 54 yards for Houston, while Braxton Welford added 31 yards. Crawford Jones threw for 252 yards for the Cougars, while receivers Charles Sims and Daniel Spencer had 114 and 96 yards respectively.
Southern Methodist was outgained by Houston 560-384 yards in Thursday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 30-20 by the Cougars.
Houston lost the time of possession battle 31:28/28:32, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Southern Methodist looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Memphis. Houston will aim to get back on the winning track vs Texas El Paso.