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An American Athletic battle is on tap between the Houston Cougars and the Tulane Green Wave at 7 p.m. ET on Friday at TDECU Stadium. Houston will be strutting in after a victory while Tulane will be stumbling in from a defeat.
The Cougars bagged a 34-27 win over the Rice Owls this past Saturday. Houston can attribute much of their success to RB Ta’Zhawn Henry, who rushed for one TD and 112 yards on 17 carries. That nimble footwork stands out as the first time Henry has hit the 100-yard rushing mark this season.
Meanwhile, it was close but no cigar for Tulane as they fell 27-24 to the Southern Miss Golden Eagles this past Saturday. Despite the loss, Tulane got a solid performance out of RB Tyjae Spears, who rushed for two TDs and 114 yards on 22 carries.
This next matchup is expected to be close, with the Cougars going off at just a 2.5-point favorite. But bettors beware: they are 0-3 against the spread when favored.
Houston is now 2-2 while the Green Wave sit at 3-1. A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Houston ranks 24th in the nation when it comes to sacks, with 11 on the season. As for Tulane, they enter the contest with only 102.5 passing yards allowed per game on average, which is the best in the nation.
WOW @KaiHorton_ ➡️@tyjae22 #RollWave | #NOLABuilt pic.twitter.com/yfxUvpeFko
Final score. pic.twitter.com/2b2GA9eo7j
Kai Horton came in clutch today for the Green Wave and delivers the winning TD pass to Tyjae Spears to seal the OT win!#AmericanFB x @GreenWaveFB pic.twitter.com/ECrC6WRVNZ
What a game!!!!
Baxa gives the Cougars the lead!
OT | 24-21 Houston pic.twitter.com/jOpYp7lNpd
Kai Horton with the shovel pass to Tyrick James to tie the game with less than a minute to play!!#AmericanFB x @GreenWaveFB pic.twitter.com/bz5NDweJ85
We are headed to OT in Houston tied at 21
Tune in to ESPN to watch all the action!📺 pic.twitter.com/Wzf2xc64kS
We are headed to overtime!!! pic.twitter.com/B1hKtvC8rb
Headed to overtime.#GoCoogs pic.twitter.com/4sCzPfuFHW
TULANE TIES IT UP WTH UNDER A MINUTE TO GO 🤯🍿 pic.twitter.com/o2SxQ5iSt1
Tied up on the three-yard shovel pass from @KaiHorton4 to @TyrickJames16!!!
4Q | :39 pic.twitter.com/LfDa7E5MUS
33-yard completion to @wyatt_shae from @KaiHorton4 pic.twitter.com/M3A60shyVU
Tank “𝙏𝘿” Dell! @Tankdell4 pic.twitter.com/zTa3WvhxdY
TULANE GETS THE SCOOP N’ SCORE 🍨 pic.twitter.com/vEPcZWNsvw
Student section is poppin’‼ pic.twitter.com/tx9IHgCeKW
Get you a hype man like No. 15 🤣🕺 @GreenWaveFB pic.twitter.com/v7wmmXwYI1
.@2021BC punches it into the end zone!! pic.twitter.com/9agdk3H55A
Exactly how we drew it up! @ClaytonTune7 & @kesean43 pic.twitter.com/V7LDSzRqD1
Twins? @ParkerPeltier @ParkerWaters pic.twitter.com/dce11rsuTY
SCOOP N SCORE‼️‼️
Nick Anderson forces the fumble, Jadon Canady with the 57 yard return for the TD and the lead for the Green Wave!#AmericanFB x @GreenWaveFB pic.twitter.com/KqWBciMAoH
Put 4⃣Fingers up!!!! #RollWave🌊 pic.twitter.com/VctqaXhzsa
Crunch time.#GoCoogs pic.twitter.com/o0HYDiFkzc
SCOOP ‘N SCORE!! TULANE LEADS!
A 57-yard scoop and score for the Tulane defense by @Watch_jaydagoat
Houston 7#RollWave 🌊 pic.twitter.com/J4E4KtTDbc
Friday night frames 📸#GoCoogs pic.twitter.com/akRT33Bq3e
So thankful to have some of our @TulaneSP partners here in Houston to support @GreenWaveFB! #RollWave pic.twitter.com/TUwBjJXsRA
Tied up at the break!!!
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