UAB at UTSA College Football Picks & Predictions 11/11/2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
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The UAB Blazers travel to Alamodome to take on the UTSA Roadrunners on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has UTSA as 6 point favorites. The Blazers have an ATS record of 7-2-0 while their over/under record is 4-5-0. The Roadrunners have an over/under record of 3-5-0 and they are 3-5-0 against the spread.
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Valuable UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The UAB Blazers are 7-2-0 against the spread
Important UTSA Roadrunners Betting Trends
The UTSA Roadrunners are 3-5-0 against the over/under
The UTSA Roadrunners are 3-5-0 against the spread
Key UAB Blazers Injuries
11/04/17 RB Kalin Heath Undisclosed is "?"
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 UTSA Roadrunners Injuries
11/04/17 RB Halen Steward Undisclosed is "?"
11/04/17 LB Josiah Tauaefa Knee is out indefinitely
09/15/17 G Kyle McKinney Knee out for season
08/09/17 DE Solomon Wise Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UAB Blazers are 39th in Division 1 in points scored with 296. They have run 627 plays this season for 3,597 yards, which ranks them 97th in the nation in total offense. The Blazers average 5.7 yards per play, which is 64th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 186 1st downs this year, placing them 67th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UAB has run for 1,889 yards as a team, which ranks 31st in the country. They've run 388 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Blazers have been penalized on offense 55 times for 510 yards so far this season, which has them 70th in the nation in penalties. A.J. Erdely has thrown for 1,692 yards this season. He has completed 144 passes on 236 attempts for a completion percentage of 61%. His quarterback rating this year is 136.3. He averages 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 7.8 adjusted yards per throw.
UAB is 61st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 230. They have surrendered a total of 3,386 yards on D, which is 54th in Division 1. The Blazers are ranked 54th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 148 passes on 279 attempts against the UAB Blazers defense this season, placing them 37th and 62nd in the country. The UAB pass defense has also given up a total of 1,835 yards through the air, which is 47th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 343 attempts for 1,551 yards this year, putting them in 72nd place in D-1 against the run. The Blazers have committed 66 penalties for 597 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 106th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
UAB is ranked 69th in the nation in punt returns with 13. They've accumulated 97 punt return yards and average 7.5 yards per return, which is 61st in college football. They have returned 30 kicks for 600 yards on special teams, ranking 43rd in kick return yardage. The Blazers average 20 yards per kick return and they are 58th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,295. The UAB Blazers have attempted 11 field goals this season and made 8, which is 98th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. UAB Blazers kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 34 for 36 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,799 yards on 45 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 100th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Roadrunners have run for 1,695 yards as a team, which ranks 41st in the nation. They've run 325 times, averaging 5.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Roadrunners have been penalized on offense 64 times for 548 yards so far this year, which has them 30th in the country in penalties. They are 87th in Division 1 in points scored with 225. They have run 542 plays this year for 3,406 yards, which ranks them 96th in the nation in total offense. The UTSA Roadrunners average 6.3 yards per play, which is 32nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 176 1st downs this season, ranking them 86th overall as an offensive unit. Dalton Sturm has completed 134 throws while attempting 206 passes for a completion percentage of 65%. He has passed for 1,668 yards this year. He averages 9 adjusted yards per throw and 8.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 153.5.
The UTSA Roadrunners rush defense has given up 262 attempts for 956 yards this season, putting them in 8th place in the country against the run. They have had 41 penalties for 434 yards on defense this year. That places them 47th in Division 1. UTSA is 9th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 136. They have given up a total of 2,378 yards on D, which is 5th in the nation. The Roadrunners are 31st in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses have completed 97 throws on 204 attempts against the UTSA defense this season, ranking them 2nd and 4th in the country. The UTSA Roadrunners pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,422 yards in the air, which is 6th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UTSA Roadrunners have tried 16 field goals this year and made 13, which is 29th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 81%. UTSA kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 24 for 25 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,401 yards on 34 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 82nd in the NCAA in punting average. UTSA is 60th in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 61 punt return yards and average 4.7 yards per return, which is 102nd in D-1. They have returned 13 kicks for 294 yards on special teams, which puts them 121st in kick return yardage. The Roadrunners average 23 yards per kick return and they are 108th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,762.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Roadrunners college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Roadrunners -6
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