UAB vs Southern Miss College Football Betting Tips 11/9/2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
M. M. Roberts Stadium
Jack Abraham and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles play the UAB Blazers at M. M. Roberts Stadium on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Southern Miss opens this matchup as 7-point favorites. The Blazers are 5-3-0 ATS and 3-4-1 when betting on the total. The Golden Eagles are 4-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-4-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the UAB Blazers took on the Tennessee Volunteers and lost 30-7. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Blazers was Tyler Johnston III who went 11/22 with 136 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He gave away 3 interceptions in the game. Lucious Stanley paced the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 9 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He scurried for 34 yards on 9 carries which meant he averaged 3.8 yards per run. Myron Mitchell was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 63 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 12.6 yards per catch for that contest. The Blazers ran the football 25 times and earned 63 yards which gave them an average of 2.5 yards per carry. Overall, the Blazers earned 12 first downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 49 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In all, they finished with a total of 55 plays for 237 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, UAB gave up 16 catches on 27 tries for a total of 181 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.3%. On the day, they allowed 302 yards and earned 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Blazers gave up 121 yards on 39 attempts which gave them an average of 3.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Blazers head into this game 6-2 for this year. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation averaging 27 points per game, ranking them 80th in college football. As a team, they have an average of 142.9 yards on the ground per game which is 9th in Conference USA. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 10th in Conference USA and 95th in college football with 3,080 yards. The Blazers have one of the best defenses in the nation, allowing 17.5 points per contest ranking them 1st in C-USA. When it comes to passing yards, the Blazers have conceded 1,937 yards. Opponents are completing 51.1% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.8 yards per try. In discussing rushing yards, UAB is giving up 94.1 yards per game ranking them 1st in Conference USA and 10th in D-1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.8 yards per carry ranking them 1st in C-USA and 8th in the nation overall. In total, they have conceded 753 rushing yards through 8 games.
In their last outing, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles went up against the Rice Owls and notched a win by a score of 20-6. Leading the way at QB for the Golden Eagles was Jack Abraham who went 23/36 with 207 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He gave away 1 pick on the day. Kevin Perkins paced the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 38 yards and he tallied 2 touchdowns for the game. He ran for 86 yards on 13 carries which had him averaging 6.6 yards per tote. Tim Jones was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 96 yards on 10 catches. He had an average of 9.6 yards per catch for that contest. The Golden Eagles ended up running the ball 35 times and added 157 yards which earned them an average of 4.5 yards per attempt. For the contest, the Golden Eagles earned a total of 18 first downs and they had 6 penalties for 73 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. In all, they totaled 71 plays for a total of 364 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Southern Miss allowed 14 completions on 31 tries for a total of 131 yards, and a completion percentage of 45.2%. Overall, they gave up 139 yards and forced 1 takeaway. In the running game, the Golden Eagles allowed 8 yards on 30 attempts which gave them an average of 0.3 yards per attempt allowed.
The Golden Eagles head into this game 5-3. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Golden Eagles have one of the average offenses in the nation. Southern Miss hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 118.5 rushing yards per game, ranking them 113th in the country. As a team, they have a total of 948 yards rushing through 8 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Golden Eagles average 433.6 yards per game overall putting them 41st in D-1 and 3rd in the conference. The Golden Eagles are giving up 28.8 points per game ranking them 9th in the conference and 79th in Division 1. Their passing defense is one of the middling units in the country. They are allowing 255.9 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Golden Eagles sit in 12th in C-USA. In discussing points allowed, they have given up 230 total points. When talking about yards rushing, they are conceding 112.1 yards per contest ranking them 18th in college football and 2nd in Conference USA. For 2019, they have conceded 897 yards rushing and 12 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Golden Eagles college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Golden Eagles -7
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