In their opening game against Texas State, the Houston Cougars suffered an upset loss and now enter their second game of the season as underdogs. Louisiana Tech are one-point favorites over the Cougars for Saturday's game despite not playing in the opening week of the season.
Louisiana Tech was scheduled to play the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday, but the threat of Hurricane Isaac forced officials to postpone the game until October, so the Bulldogs will instead kick off their season Saturday against Houston.
In their opener, the Houston offense that has featured prolific passers like Kevin Kolb and Case Keenum in the recent past, struggled to get anything going with David Piland at the helm. Piland completed 17 of his 44 pass attempts as Texas State cruised to a 30-13 victory.
Game time/date: 7 p.m. CT, Saturday, Sept. 8
Location: Robertson Stadium, Lawrence, KS
TV Schedule/Streaming: CBS Sports Network
Odds: Louisiana Tech favored by 1 point.