Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs UAB Blazers Prediction, 10/17/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs UAB Blazers
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Location: Legion Field
Odds/Point Spread: Western Kentucky (+11)
Legion Field is the site where Bryson Lucero and the UAB Blazers (3-1) will take on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (1-3) on Saturday. The spread on this contest has UAB as 11-point favorites. The over/under opens at 44.5.
The last time they played, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers played the Marshall Thundering Herd and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 38-14. Kevaris Thomas led the team on the ground in this contest. He tore off a long run of 13 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for this contest. He scurried for 30 yards via 7 carries which meant he averaged 4.3 yards per run. Xavier Lane was the receiving yardage leader by earning 74 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 18.5 yards per reception in this contest. Thomas went 9/18 with 148 yards by way of the pass and tossed 1 touchdown. He walked away with no picks.
The Hilltoppers have earned 1,167 yards in total over the course of this year. As a team they hold an average of 112 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 70th in the nation. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Western Kentucky has totaled 7 touchdowns via the pass and 3 touchdowns on the ground. Concerning scoring, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are sitting at 19.8 points per game. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Hilltoppers are giving up 855 yards which ranks them 55th in D-1. Over the course of this year, they have given up 409.3 yards per game putting them 52nd in Division 1. The Hilltoppers are ranked 53rd in Division 1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 30 PPG. They are giving up an average of 4.6 yards per tote and 195.5 rushing yards per contest so far this season. During their 4 games, they have conceded 213.8 yards per contest via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 64.7%. For the season, they have conceded 782 rushing yards through 4 games.
Tyrrell Pigrome has connected on 213 of his career 373 throws for a completion percentage of 57.1%. He is passing for 61.8 yards per contest. For his career, Pigrome has thrown for a total of 2,348 yds with 15 touchdowns and 10 picks. He has a quarterback rating of 117.9 with a touchdown percentage of 4.0% and an interception percentage of 2.7%. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has attempted running the football 230 different times totaling 843 rushing yards.
The last time they played, the UAB Blazers took the field against the UTSA Roadrunners and notched a win by a score of 21-13. Spencer Brown paced the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 73 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 144 yards via 26 carries which gave him an average of 5.5 yards per run. Myron Mitchell was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 65 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 10.8 yards per catch for that game. Bryson Lucero went 18/29 with 195 yards through the air and tossed 3 touchdowns. He threw 3 picks for the contest.
Over the course of the season thus far, the Blazers have compiled 945 passing yards as well as holding an average of 236.3 throwing yards per contest, which ranks 39th in the country. The UAB Blazers are averaging 415.5 yards per contest which is good for 37th in D-1. They are averaging 179.3 yards via the ground game and have toted the ball for 717 yards for this season. In terms of their scoring prowess, the Blazers sit 39th in Division 1 holding an average of 30.5 points per contest. The Blazers are allowing 22.3 PPG, which has them ranked 30th in Division 1. This year, they have given up 89 points. UAB has conceded a total of 774 yards via the ground game (193.5 yards/game) and 5 touchdowns rushing for the season. They have given up 5 touchdowns via the pass and 151.5 yards per outing, which has them ranked 17th in Division 1.
During the 4 contests this year, Bryson Lucero has been successful on 47 of 78 attempts for a total of 652 yards. He is averaging 163.0 yds per contest through the air with a 148.2 quarterback rating. Lucero has thrown 6 touchdowns while giving up 3 picks. He has rushed for 2 yards on 5 attempts. His TD percentage is 7.7% and his interception rate is 3.8%.
Who will win tonight's Hilltoppers/Blazers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Hilltoppers +11
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