UAB Blazers vs Miami Hurricanes Prediction, 9/10/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UAB Blazers vs Miami Hurricanes
Date: Thursday, September 10, 2020
Location: Hard Rock Stadium
TV: ACC Network
Odds/Point Spread: UAB (+12)
D'Eriq King and the Miami Hurricanes play the UAB Blazers at Hard Rock Stadium on Thursday, September 10, 2020. Miami opens this matchup as 12-point favorites. The total opens at 45.
Last week the UAB Blazers faced the Central Arkansas Bears and added a win to their record by a score of 45-35. Spencer Brown led the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 23 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown in this game. He ran for 127 yards on 24 carries which meant he averaged 5.3 yards per run. Austin Watkins was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 72 yards on 7 receptions. He earned an average of 10.3 yards per catch for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Colonials was Tyler Johnston III who went 17/25 with 143 yards through the air and threw 2 TD's. He tossed 1 pick for this game.
The Blazers head into this matchup after finishing 9-5 last year. They were in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation with an average of 23.1 points per contest, putting them 101st in the country. As a team, they had an average of 151 rushing yards per game which was 8th in C-USA. For total yards, they sat at 9th in C-USA and 79th in the country with 4,929 yards. They are a team that has the capability to score points in the conference and I wouldn't expect things to change too much in this game.
The Blazers had one of the top tier defenses in the country allowing 21.6 points per game, putting them 2nd in C-USA and 28th in the nation. When it comes to passing yards, the Blazers conceded 2,815 yards. Teams completed 51.7% of the passes they threw against them and averaged 6.1 yards per try. In regards to yards rushing, UAB gave up 119.9 yards per contest ranking them 2nd in Conference USA and 20th in the country. They allowed teams to run for an average of 3.5 yards per carry which had them at 2nd in the conference and 20th in college football overall. Overall, they conceded 1,679 rushing yards through 14 games.
The last time they took the field in 2019, the Miami Hurricanes took the field against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and ended up taking the loss by a score of 14-0. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Hurricanes was Jarren Williams who went 9/20 with 94 yards by way of passing but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He threw 1 pick for this game. Cam'Ron Harris paced the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 9 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 31 yards on 12 carries which had him averaging 2.6 yards per run. K.J. Osborn led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 56 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 11.2 yards per catch for that game.
The Hurricanes head into this game after 6-7 campaign. Miami didn't do much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 118.2 yards per contest, putting them 119th in college football. As a team, they compiled a total of 1,537 yards rushing through 13 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Hurricanes averaged 367.4 yards per game overall putting them 97th in Division 1 and 12th in the conference. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Hurricanes were ranked 10th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 89th out of all the teams in the nation with an average of 25.7 points per game.
The Hurricanes conceded 20.2 points per game ranking them 2nd in the ACC and 23rd in the nation. Their pass defense was one of the elite groups in Division 1. They gave up 194.6 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Hurricanes were ranked 2nd in the ACC. When talking about points allowed, they gave up 263 total points. In discussing yards on the ground, they conceded 114.8 yards per game ranking them 17th in Division 1 and 2nd in the Atlantic Coast Conference. For the 2019 season, they allowed a total of 1,492 yards on the ground.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Hurricanes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blazers +12
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