North Texas at UAB Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 10/8/2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Legion Field in Birmingham
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The North Texas Mean Green (2-3) will take on the tough rushing attack of the Alabama-Birmingham Blazers (3-2) on Saturday afternoon.
Last weekend, North Texas was down 21-0 after one quarter against Indiana and ended up losing 49-24. Their defense gave up 593 yards in that loss, including 363 yards on the ground alone.
The Mean Green have struggled to move the ball through the air this season, averaging just 141 passing yards per game. Quarterback Dajon Williams has completed 61.8 percent of his passes this year for 479 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions, and he has also rushed for two touchdowns. Running back Reggie Pegram has 228 yards through five games with three touchdowns.
UAB put up 591 yards of offense against Western Kentucky last Saturday and ended up squeaking out a 42-39 road win. The Blazers did turn the ball over three times in that game, but their offense rushed for 291 yards to help them get the win.
Through five games, the Blazers have averaged 224.2 yards per game and have scored 37 points per game. Their top rusher has been Jordan Howard, who has 564 yards and five touchdowns this season. Senior running back D.J. Vinson has 346 rushing yards with a team-leading seven touchdowns, while wide receiver Jamarcus Nelson has 15 catches this season for 339 yards and one score.
North Texas Mean Green Betting Trends
North Texas Mean Green are 2-3-0 Against the Spread
North Texas Mean Green are 3-1-0 against the Over/Under
Alabama-Birmingham Blazers Betting Trends
Alabama-Birmingham Blazers are 3-2-0 Against the Spread
Alabama-Birmingham Blazers are 2-3-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
North Texas Mean Green
09/18/14 WR Jalen Adams Personal left the team
09/17/14 RB Rex Rollins Collarbone out indefinitely
10/05/14 SS Bobby Baker Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. North Texas
Tony's Pick: Take Alabama-Birmingham
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