Tulane hosts Houston in a Thursday degenerate showcase for gamblers everywhere to enjoy during TNF commercial breaks. We played Houston in this same time slot last year and it was a blowout loss notable only for Ed Oliver trying to fight his coach. This year is different however, as the line opened up Tulane -3.5 and has been steamed as far as -5.5. Fucken right!
Houston is one of those ‘P5 darlings’ that have actually been ranked in recent years. They stole Dana Holgerson from West Virginia last January and even though I’ve always thought him as kind of an ugly loser, he is still an Air Raid protege and one of the brightest offensive minds in the game. They also returned stud quarterback D’Eriq King (obviously a dual threat), who was one of the greatest Texas high school QBs ever and this year has looked pretty awesome against Oklahoma and Washington State. Against the latter last Friday, they found themselves halftime favorites.
Despite all that, the sharps are hammering Tulane. It’s not something I expected, in fact it’s so unexpected that it has to be a lock. We are good again. Finally!
I haven’t seen much of the team this year, but I did see enough of that Auburn game to see that we kept it close for awhile and had a chance but the refs were definitely paid off. We had two straight turnovers that were overturned without clear evidence. The first of those turnovers was the brightest spot of the night as it coincided with our secondary putting Auburn’s star WR into a sling.
That’s what I’m talking about. Can’t call us cupcakes anymore with us coming at you like that. For what it’s worth, the aforementioned D’eriq King tore his meniscus against us last year and missed the rest of the season. Just something to keep in mind.
Tulane -5.5 – hammer that fucking lock