Houston is coming off a 13-win season (13-1) which concluded with a 38-24 thumping of Florida State in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. It all came in Tom Herman’s debut season as head coach so you can’t blame the Cougar faithful for wondering what’s in store for his sophomore campaign.
The computer projects another 11-1 regular season, followed by a win over USF in the conference title game. The lone loss is the opener at NRG Stadium (Houston) to Oklahoma with the Cougars installed as a slim 3.83-point computer underdog.
Prediction: Tennessee vs a 12-1 Houston in the Cotton.