Looking for an Oklahoma vs. Houston prediction? You've come to the right place. Here's how we see the contest between the Sooners and the Cougars shaping up.
Saturday's matchup between No. 3 Oklahoma and No. 15 Houston will take place on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 12:00 p.m. ET. The game between the Sooners and the Cougars will be broadcast on ABC. Read on for our Oklahoma vs. Houston prediction.
According to ESPN's matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Oklahoma wins the matchup 90.4% of the time. The official spread for the contest, per ESPN, is Oklahoma -12.
The game will be played at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The venue holds 71,795 fans.
Spread: Oklahoma -12
Game Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
Houston is Oklahoma's first non-conference opponent of the season. Following this contest, the Sooners also play Louisiana-Monroe and No. 6 Ohio State.
Houston also plays Lamar, Texas State and Louisville this year in non-conference play.
In 2015, Oklahoma finished with an 11-2 record, winning the Big 12. The team's two losses came in games against Texas and Clemson. The Sooners reached the College Football Playoff, losing to the Tigers in the Orange Bowl, 37-17.
Houston, meanwhile, finished last season with a 13-1 record. The Cougars' only loss came against UConn. Houston defeated Florida State in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, 38-24.
Oklahoma is coached by Bob Stoops, who has a 179-46 record with the Sooners. He has posted a 112-29 mark in Big 12 play. Houston is led by Tom Herman, who has coached the Cougars for one season. He has a 13-1 career coaching record.
Oklahoma and Houston have only met twice in their history. The Sooners prevailed during both encounters, most recently in 2004.
Oklahoma vs. Houston prediction:
With Baker Mayfield at the helm, it's hard to see Oklahoma losing this matchup, despite the amount of talent Houston has on its roster. We'll take the Sooners to prevail by a touchdown:
Oklahoma 28, Houston 21