The Red Raiders were fairly balanced last year and the offensive side of the ball finished just over the top 50 nationally. The scoring for the Red Raiders finished 57th last year nationally. The Red Raiders, though, are coming in with a new quarterback this year.
Defensively the Red Raiders are struggling last year. The scoring defense for the Red Raiders ranked 108th nationally and did not really get any big name recruits to help out. On the plus side the defense for the Red Raiders are bringing back 8 starters this year.
The Cougars are coming here with the 53rd ranked scoring offense. The Houston team, though, on the offensive side of the yards gained finished 55th in the nation with the yards per game. The offense is bringing back 7 starters on the year.
Defensively the Houston team ended up finishing in the 80th spot nationally for the scoring allowed. The Cougars yardage allowed per game finished 55th in the nation. On the defensive side of the ball the Cougars are bringing back a total of 9 starters from last year.