Houston Vs Memphis College Football
Houston is an up-and-coming city in Texas, a state known for its oil industry and fast-growing economy. It's one of the most populous metropolises in the nation and has become a popular place to live. Its many attractions include world-class museums, historic architecture, and plenty of entertainment. Houston Memphis
Memphis is another city in Texas, which is known for its music scene and exciting nightlife. It's also home to the University of Memphis, a top-ranked college football program. It's a place that attracts people from all over the country.
The Tigers are 4-1 and 2-0 in the American Athletic Conference, while Houston is 2-3 and 0-1. This game is a huge matchup for both teams. It's the last meeting between the two schools before Houston leaves for the Big 12 in 2023.
AAC rivalries usually bring high-scoring affairs, furious comebacks, and enticing matchups. This year's matchup is no different, with both teams set to have high hopes ahead of Friday's showdown at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis.
During the past couple of games, Memphis has looked like a team that was missing key pieces of its offense. In particular, quarterback Seth Henigan has not been as effective as he was in the first few weeks of the season. He has not thrown for more than a total of 239 yards in any of the four games that he's played since completing a career-high 360 against Arkansas State.
Henigan, however, is starting to get back on track with his passing numbers as he has completed 21 of 32 passes for 241 yards and a touchdown in the last two games. He has thrown the ball to a variety of different players, including receivers Gabriel Rogers and Asa Martin.
The Tigers have a triumvirate of running backs in Thomas, Martin, and Ducker, who have been efficient on the ground this year. They have a high percentage of success in the red zone as well, with Thomas, Martin, and Ducker combining for nine rushing touchdowns.
Houston has a good defense and they've fought hard in a number of close games this season. It's the reason why they've been able to go 5-2, but it will be important for them to find a way to stop the Tigers.
On the flip side of that, Houston will need to stop the Tigers from racking up big plays. They have a stout run defense that ranks 10th in the American Athletic Conference and has only allowed two rushing touchdowns all season.
That means Henigan has to find a way to move the ball down the field and make catches in the red zone to keep Houston from getting a chance to score. He has shown that he can do this when he's playing well, but it will be up to him to prove it against Houston's weak run defense.
If Henigan can continue to find open targets and keep Houston's defense off his back, the Tigers should be able to have a good week against the Cougars in what should be an incredibly entertaining game.