The Bearcats are coming into this game after picking up a very impressive win over UCF on Friday night. Now, the Bearcats face a Houston Cougars team that has had some struggles on the year and while that may not be a major issue, the thing the Bearcats have to avoid doing is starting to figure out how to avoid playing down to the level of the Cougars.
For the scoring the Bearcats have been able to get a total of 27.6 points a game. The passing attack is consistent with 207.6 yards a game, but the rushing attack has ended up getting a total of 187.6 yards a game. When the Bearcats defense is on the field they have kept the opponent to 21.4 points a game, but have allowed 193 yards a game in the air and allowed 129.4 yards a game on the ground.
Houston is heading into the game with a 2-3 record, but it is a record that the Cougars can bring a lot of pride into on the year. The Cougars did have a bye week as well, which should give them some time to get ready for Cincinnati. The last game out for the Cougars was a 21 point victory over UNT.
The Cougars offense has been able to score a total of 33.8 points a game on the year. The Cougars have thrown the ball for 158.4 yards a game, but have ended up rushing the ball for 251 yards a game. The Cougars defense has given up 32 points a game, but the Cougars are horrible defending the pass with 313.2 yards a game allowed. The team has not really stopped the run either giving up 178.8 yards a game,