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Houston Vs. UAB: Cougars Open As Slim 27.5 Point Favorites

Houston - now bonafide in the BCS Standings - will see if they can keep a glimmer of national attention focused on their quest for an at-large bid by flogging lowly UAB this Saturday. The Cougars opened as 27.5 point favorites, or roughly about ten minutes worth of their offensive output against Rice last week. 

Quarterback Case Keenum could easily throw ten touchdowns or more this weekend; if last week's explosion is the new standard for Kevin Sumlin's offense, UAB is an inferior defense to Rice. The Blazers rank 115th nationally in total defense (481.25 yards allowed per game) and - TECMO BOWL ALERT - 108th in pass defense (284.88) and 116th in pass efficiency defense (158.75).

Marshall, who thumped UAB 59-14 this past weekend, has the nation's 102nd ranked scoring offense (21.11 points per game).  Houston leads the entire nation in almost every offensive stat (passing offense, total offense and scoring offense). 

Anyone think 80 points isn't possible? Ask Keenum.

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