Louisiana Tech vs UAB NCAA Football Tips 11/23/2019
Game: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs UAB Blazers
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Legion Field in Birmingham, AL
Odds/Point Spread: UAB -5
Dylan Hopkins and the UAB Blazers play the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Legion Field on Saturday, November 23, 2019. Louisiana Tech opens this matchup as 5-point underdogs. The Bulldogs are 6-4-0 ATS and 5-5-0 when betting on the total. The Blazers are 4-5-1 when wagering on the over/under and 6-4-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs faced the Marshall Thundering Herd and were beaten 31-10. Leading the way at QB for the Bulldogs was Aaron Allen who went 19/32 with 159 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Justin Henderson led the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 11 yards and he tallied 1 TD for the contest. He rushed for a total of 87 yards via 21 carries which had him averaging 4.1 yards per tote. Smoke Harris was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 91 yards on 9 catches. He notched an average of 10.1 yards per catch for the game. The Bulldogs rushed the ball a total of 33 times and racked up 67 yards earning them an average of 2.0 yards per attempt. In the game, they finished with a total of 71 plays which added up to 261 yards. In the game, the Bulldogs earned a total of 18 first downs and they totaled 4 infractions for 30 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. When it comes to their defensive performance, Louisiana Tech gave up 14 completions on 26 tries for a total of 213 yards, and a completion percentage of 53.8%. On the ground, the Bulldogs gave up 192 yards on 45 attempts which gave them an average of 4.3 yards per rushing attempt allowed. On the day, they allowed a total of 405 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
The Bulldogs step onto the field holding a record of 8-2 for this season. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 1st in C-USA and 29th in the country with 4,573 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 35.3 points per contest, ranking them 23rd in the country. As a team, they are averaging 175 rushing yards per game which is 5th in the conference. The Bulldogs have one of the middle tier defenses in Division 1, allowing 23.7 points per contest which has them at 4th in C-USA. When it comes to yards through the air, the Bulldogs have conceded 2,823 yards. Teams are completing 62.2% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.9 yards per try. In regard to yards rushing, Louisiana Tech is allowing 145.4 yards per game which has them at 7th in the conference and 55th in the nation. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.9 yards per rush putting them 6th in Conference USA and 45th in the nation overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,454 yards rushing through 10 games.
The last time they took the field, the UAB Blazers faced the UTEP Miners and earned the victory by a score of 37-10. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Blazers was Dylan Hopkins who went 5/10 with 96 yards passing and threw 1 TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Dylan Hopkins paced the team in rushing in the game. His longest run of the day went for 78 yards and he notched 1 TD for the game. He rushed for 163 yards by way of 14 carries which meant he averaged 11.6 yards per tote. Myron Mitchell led the team in receiving yardage by earning 47 yards on 2 receptions. He notched an average of 23.5 yards per catch in the game. The Blazers ended up rushing 49 times and earned a total of 353 yards which had them averaging 7.2 yards per carry. For the game, the Blazers earned 17 first downs and they had 9 penalties for 83 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. On the day, they ran 59 plays which added up to 449 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, UAB gave up 16 completions on 41 attempts totaling 222 yards, and a completion percentage of 39.0%. In the running game, the Blazers gave up 90 yards on 29 runs which means they had an average of 3.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Overall, they conceded 312 yards and earned 1 turnover.
The Blazers come into this game with a record of 7-3. UAB has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 156.6 yards on the ground per contest, ranking them 74th in the nation. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,566 yards rushing through 10 contests, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Blazers average 370.2 yards per contest overall ranking them 94th in the country and 10th in the conference. The Blazers are giving up 18.7 points per contest which puts them at 1st in C-USA and 15th in the nation. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 187 total points. When it comes to rushing yards, they are allowing 100.4 yards per contest which puts them at 9th in the country and 1st in the conference. For the 2019 season, they have conceded 1,004 yards rushing and 9 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the best groups in D-1. They are giving up 168.9 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Blazers are ranked 1st in Conference USA.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Blazers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blazers -5
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