UAB Blazers vs South Alabama Jaguars Prediction, 9/24/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UAB Blazers vs South Alabama Jaguars
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020
Location: Hancock Whitney Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: UAB (-6)
Hancock Whitney Stadium is the venue where Chance Lovertich and the South Alabama Jaguars will take on the UAB Blazers on Thursday. The odds on this contest have UAB as 6-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 49.5.
In their last game, the UAB Blazers faced the Miami Hurricanes and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 31-14. Spencer Brown paced the team on the ground in this contest. He broke a long run for 23 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for this outing. He scurried for 74 yards on 16 carries which gave him an average of 4.6 yards per run. Myron Mitchell was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 117 yards on 8 catches. He averaged 14.6 yards per reception in this contest. Tyler Johnston III went 15/23 with 150 yards via the pass and tossed 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
The Blazers come into this matchup with a record of 1-1 this season. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation with an average of 29.5 points per game. As a unit, they are averaging 156.5 rushing yards per game. For total yardage, they have accumulated 744 yards. This team is one of the more average teams in terms of scoring in the conference and I wouldn't expect it to change too much in this matchup.
The Blazers have one of the most lackluster defenses in the country allowing 33 points per game. When it comes to rushing yards, UAB is allowing 218.5 yards per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 6 yards per carry. Overall, they have allowed 437 rushing yards through 2 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Blazers have conceded 431 yards. Teams are completing 58.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 4.8 yards per try.
In their last outing, the South Alabama Jaguars took the field against the Tulane Green Wave and left there with a loss by a score of 27-24. Chance Lovertich went 18/29 with 247 yards by way of passing and tossed 2 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Carlos Davis led the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 25 yards and he tallied 1 TD in this contest. He rushed for 82 yards on 16 carries which had him averaging 5.1 yards per run. Kawaan Baker was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 129 yards on 7 receptions. He had an average of 18.4 yards per reception for that contest.
The Jaguars head into this game 1-1. In discussing the offensive production, the Jaguars have an offense that could be called mediocre in D-1. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Jaguars average 28 points per contest. South Alabama needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 117.5 yards per contest. As a team, they have a total of 235 rushing yards through 2 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Jaguars average 459.5 yards per game overall.
The Jaguars are conceding 24 points per contest. Their passing defense is one of the middling units in the country. They are allowing 252.5 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Jaguars are currently ranked 9th in the conference. In terms of points allowed, they have allowed 48 points in total. When it comes to yards rushing, they are giving up 150.5 yards per game. This year, they have conceded 301 rushing yards.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Jaguars college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blazers -6
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