Through 3 Quarters

The Houston Cougars can't call it a day yet, but they are winning as expected. It's anybody's game after three quarters, but the Cougars are ahead of the Tulane Green Wave 26-22. QB Clayton Tune has led the way so far for Houston, as he has passed for three TDs and 280 yards on 35 attempts.

With six sacks, the Houston defense has been a true menace for Tulane's offensive line. We'll see how many sacks Houston can scare up the rest of the game.

Who's Playing

Houston @ Tulane

Current Records: Houston 4-1; Tulane 1-4

What to Know

An American Athletic battle is on tap between the Houston Cougars and the Tulane Green Wave at 7:30 p.m. ET Thursday at Benson Field at Yulman Stadium. Houston should still be riding high after a win, while Tulane will be looking to right the ship.

A well-balanced attack led the Cougars over the Tulsa Golden Hurricane every single quarter on their way to victory last Friday. Houston took their matchup on the road with ease, bagging a 45-10 victory over Tulsa. With Houston ahead 28-3 at the half, the game was all but over already. Among those leading the charge for them was RB Alton McCaskill, who punched in three rushing touchdowns.

Meanwhile, the Green Wave suffered a grim 52-29 defeat to the East Carolina Pirates last week. Tulane was in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 31-7.

The Cougars are the favorite in this one, with an expected 6.5-point margin of victory. Those who got lucky with them against the spread last week might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the team has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.

Houston's victory brought them up to 4-1 while Tulane's defeat pulled them down to a reciprocal 1-4. Two stats to keep an eye on: Houston is stumbling into the contest with the 221st most thrown interceptions in the nation, having thrown six on the season. The Green Wave have experienced some struggles of their own as they are 233rd worst in the nation in thrown interceptions, having thrown seven on the season. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Benson Field at Yulman Stadium -- New Orleans, Louisiana
  • TV: ESPN
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $6.00


The Cougars are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Green Wave, according to the latest college football odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Cougars, as the game opened with the Cougars as a 4.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

Houston have won four out of their last six games against Tulane.

  • Oct 08, 2020 - Houston 49 vs. Tulane 31
  • Sep 19, 2019 - Tulane 38 vs. Houston 31
  • Nov 15, 2018 - Houston 48 vs. Tulane 17
  • Nov 18, 2017 - Tulane 20 vs. Houston 17
  • Nov 12, 2016 - Houston 30 vs. Tulane 18
  • Oct 16, 2015 - Houston 42 vs. Tulane 7