UAB at North Texas College Football Picks & Predictions 9/23/2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
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The UAB Blazers head to Apogee Stadium to play the North Texas Mean Green on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has North Texas as 10 point favorites. The total has been set at 56. The Blazers are 2-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-1-0. The Mean Green are 2-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-1-0.
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Valuable UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The UAB Blazers are 2-1-0 against the spread
Important North Texas Mean Green Betting Trends
The North Texas Mean Green are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The North Texas Mean Green are 2-1-0 against the spread
Key UAB Blazers Injuries
09/17/17 RB Kalin Heath Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. North Texas
09/17/17 DL Stacy Keely Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. North Texas
09/17/17 DB Will Dawkins Undisclosed missed last game, "?" Saturday vs. North Texas
09/06/17 WR A.J. Brooks Academics out for season
09/06/17 DL Blake McClain Foot out for season
09/02/17 TE Skyler Clinton Knee out for season
09/02/17 TE Thair Blakes Knee out for season
Key North Texas Mean Green Injuries
09/17/17 DB Dee Baulkman Arm "?" Saturday vs. UAB
09/17/17 QB Mason Fine Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. UAB
09/17/17 DE Tillman Johnson Undisclosed missed last game, "?" Saturday vs. UAB
08/16/17 DT Bryce English Foot out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UAB Blazers are 50th in the country in points scored with 99. They have run 215 plays this year for 1,202 yards, which ranks them 110th in Division 1 in total offense. The Blazers average 5.6 yards per play, which is 84th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 65 1st downs this season, ranking them 50th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UAB has run for 764 yards as a unit, which ranks 10th in college football. They've run 154 times, averaging 5 yards per rush as a unit. The Blazers have been penalized on offense 22 times for 236 yards so far this year, which has them 36th in the country in penalties. A.J. Erdely has passed for 422 yards this year. He's completed 33 throws while attempting 58 passes for a completion percentage of 56.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 129.4. He averages 8 adjusted yards per throw and 7.3 yards per pass attempt.
UAB is 88th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 81. They have given up a total of 895 yards on D, which is 40th in D-1. The Blazers are 23rd in yards per play allowed with 4.3. Opponent offenses have completed 45 throws on 87 attempts against the UAB Blazers defense this season, ranking them 43rd and 54th in the nation. The UAB pass defense has also surrendered a total of 455 yards in the air, which is 31st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 123 attempts for 440 yards this season, putting them in 79th place in the country against the run. The Blazers have had 19 penalties for 155 yards on defense this year. That places them 66th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
UAB is 15th in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 17 punt return yards and average 2.1 yards per return, which is 104th in D-1. They have returned 15 kicks for 271 yards on special teams, which puts them 18th in kick return yardage. The Blazers average 18 yards per kick return and they are 54th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,490. The UAB Blazers have tried 3 field goals this year and made 3, which is 70th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. UAB Blazers kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 12 for 13 this season. Their punters have accumulated 593 yards on 14 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 56th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mean Green have run for 619 yards as a team, which ranks 34th in college football. They've run 103 times, averaging 6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The North Texas Mean Green have been penalized on offense 25 times for 217 yards so far this season, which has them 23rd in the country in penalties. They are 39th in the nation in points scored with 105. They have run 203 plays this season for 1,468 yards, which ranks them 34th in Division 1 in total offense. North Texas averages 7.2 yards per play, which is 18th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 70 1st downs this year, placing them 33rd overall as an offensive unit. Mason Fine averages 8.7 yards per pass attempt and 8.5 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 63 passes on 94 attempts for a completion percentage of 67%. His quarterback rating this year is 154.5. He has thrown for 815 yards this season.
The North Texas Mean Green rush defense has allowed 126 attempts for 423 yards this year, putting them in 75th place in D-1 against the run. North Texas has committed 13 penalties for 128 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 43rd in college football. They are 105th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 99. They have surrendered a total of 1,194 yards on D, which is 82nd in the country. The Mean Green are ranked 52nd in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opposing offenses have completed 58 passes on 109 attempts against the North Texas defense this season, placing them 75th and 100th in Division 1. The North Texas Mean Green pass defense has also given up a total of 771 yards through the air, which is 95th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The North Texas Mean Green have attempted 3 field goals this season and made 2, which is 77th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. North Texas kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 13 for 13 this year. Their punters have totaled 416 yards on 12 punts, averaging 35 yards per punt. That places them 125th in Division 1 in punting average. North Texas is ranked 40th in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 19 punt return yards and average 3.2 yards per return, which is 93rd in college football. They have returned 7 kicks for 125 yards on special teams, ranking 89th in kick return yardage. The North Texas Mean Green average 18 yards per kick return and they are 37th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,612.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Mean Green college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mean Green -10
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