The Houston Cougars (1-2) visit the Sam Houston Bearkats (0-2) at John O'Quinn Field at TDECU Stadium on Saturday, September 23, 2023.

Houston is averaging 23.7 points per game on offense, which ranks them 95th in the FBS. On the other side of the ball, the defense ranks 108th, surrendering 31.0 points per contest. Sam Houston ranks fifth-worst in total yards per game on offense (132.5), but at least it has been shutting down opposing offenses on the other side of the ball, ranking 22nd-best in total yards allowed per contest (257.5).

Below we dig deep into all of the info you need to know about this contest, including how to watch on ESPN+.

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Houston vs. Sam Houston Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Channel: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+
  • City: Houston, Texas
  • Venue: John O'Quinn Field at TDECU Stadium

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Houston vs. Sam Houston Key Statistics

Houston Sam Houston
347.7 (95th) Off. Yards Avg. (Rank) 132.5 (128th)
483.7 (111th) Def. Yards Avg. (Rank) 257.5 (14th)
108.3 (113th) Rush Yards Avg. (Rank) 37.0 (129th)
239.3 (66th) Pass Yards Avg. (Rank) 95.5 (122nd)
3 (31st) Turnovers (Rank) 3 (108th)
7 (11th) Takeaways (Rank) 1 (32nd)

Houston Stats Leaders

  • Donovan Smith has recorded 718 yards (239.3 ypg) on 63-of-111 passing with four touchdowns compared to three interceptions this season. In addition, he's added 78 rushing yards (26.0 ypg) on 41 carries while scoring three touchdowns on the ground.
  • Stacy Sneed has 103 rushing yards on 26 carries with one touchdown.
  • Tony Mathis has carried the ball 16 times for 98 yards (32.7 per game).
  • Sam Brown's team-leading 343 yards as a receiver have come on 20 catches (out of 26 targets).
  • Matthew Golden has caught 13 passes for 152 yards (50.7 yards per game) and three touchdowns this year.
  • Joseph Manjack IV has been the target of 19 passes and compiled 14 receptions for 152 yards, an average of 50.7 yards per contest. He's found the end zone one time through the air this season.

Sam Houston Stats Leaders

  • Keegan Shoemaker leads Sam Houston with 191 yards on 26-of-47 passing with zero touchdowns compared to three interceptions this season.
  • Zach Hrbacek has run the ball 15 times for 30 yards.
  • John Gentry has racked up 25 yards (on 10 attempts).
  • Noah Smith has hauled in 56 receiving yards on six receptions to pace his team so far this season.
  • Ife Adeyi has caught six passes and compiled 48 receiving yards (24.0 per game).
  • Malik Phillips' one catch (on two targets) has netted him 20 yards (10.0 ypg).

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