The Houston Cougars have not had much difficulty passing the football in a long while. With Case Keenum at the helm since 2007, the Cougars led the nation in passing in 2011 and had a prolific offense that was consistently putting points on the scoreboard.
Prior to Keenum, the Houston offense was led by Kevin Kolb for four years after Kolb took over the position as a true freshman. So for the first time since the 2002 season, there will be a quarterback other than Kolb or Keenum heading into the season as the top quarterback for the Cougars.
That will be redshirt sophomore David Piland leading the team against Texas State-San Marcos on Saturday. But while the future is up in the air with a new quarterback, the oddsmakers certainly believe everything will be ok for the Cougars, as they enter the game as huge favorites.
Game time/date: 7 p.m. CT, Saturday
Location: Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX
TV Schedule/Streaming: Comcast Sports Southwest (CSS)
Odds: Houston -36.5