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The (2-2) Connecticut Huskies of the American Athletic Conference East Division will be in the largest city in the “LONE STAR STATE” for week five of the 2016-17 NCAA Football season.
Connecticut play’s the (4-0) and seventh-ranked Houston Cougars of the AAC in 2016 NCAA Football action.
Game time is at 8:00 PM EST on the ESPN Television Network. The teams will play at TDECU Stadium on campus in Houston, Texas. The game is on Thursday. September 29th, 2016.
The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Connecticut Huskies must contain the offense of the Houston Cougars.
Connecticut has the talent to compete, but must move the football on offense. The Houston Cougars are riding high after their 4-0 start and top ranking.
Houston has the entire city excited about their football team.
The Opening Betting Odds has the Connecticut Huskies as a Twenty-Eight Point Road Underdog Against The Spread. The Betting Odds total is 50 and a Half Points for Thursday’s game.
The 2016-17 Connecticut Huskies lost to Syracuse last Saturday. September 24th.
Connecticut has it’s problems on the offensive side of the football, they have not scored more than twenty-four points in any game this season.
However, the Huskies beat the Cougars last season, knocking them out of contention for the BCS playoffs.
Head Coach Bob Diaco is known as a defensive specialist, and the Huskies will be ready on that side of the football. It’s the offense which must avoid turnovers and find ways to stay off the field.
Junior Running Backs Arkeel Newsome and Ron Johnson have the talent to keep the ground game moving. The offensive line must stay on blocks.
Quarterback Bryant Shirreffs must be efficient in the short passing game for the Huskies to pull off the upset.
Connecticut must come prepared as fans in Houston remember last season.
Bovada Lv. List the Connecticut Huskies at +3,300 to win the 2016-17 AAC title.
The Houston Cougars already have a signature victory in the 2016-17 season. However, there are still many obstacles in the way before their showdown with ACC powerhouse Louisville.
Thursday night could be a trap game, and the coaching staff understands they can’t look ahead. Distractions are part of the competitive landscape.
Head Coach Tom Herman is already being mentioned as the next coach at LSU. Starting quarterback, Greg Ward is a poor man’s Lamar Jackson but don’t tell his teammates.
Sophomore running back and Houston native Duke Catalon leads the rushing attack this season.
With game changers on both side of the football, the Cougars are thriving under the new system implemented by Herman.
The Houston defense has also been playing lights out and should have a relatively easy time with the Connecticut offense.
Freshman defensive tackle Ed Oliver is already making his presence known in the FBS.
Bovada Lv. List the Houston Cougars at +120 to win the 2016-17 American Athletic Conference Crown.
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