David Piland looks to continue his nation-wide aerial assault agains Tulsa - Scott Halleran
Houston looks to make a statement against Tulsa, who are undefeated in conference play
When you can throw the ball like Houston, no game is ever over. To beat undefeated Tulsa, the Cougar passing attack will need to keep Golden Hurrican defense on the field, winded.
Sophomore quarterback David Piland leads the charge for a Cougar team that averages over 340 passing yards per game. Piland has thrown for 16 touchdowns and will most likely eclipse 3,000 yards by the time this game is over. Houston is coming off a 48-28 loss to East Carolina, which put the Cougars below .500 on the season and 3-2 in conference play.
Tulsa has been stellar this season, with their lone losses coming to big conference teams Arkansas and Iowa St. Junior running back Je'Terian Douglas is rushing for 7.7 yards per carry for a ground game that ranks 15th in the nation with over 230 yards per game.
Game time/TV channel: 5 p.m. ET, CBS Sports
Point spread: Tulsa by 2.5