Florida Atlantic Owls vs UAB Blazers Prediction, 10/9/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Atlantic Owls vs UAB Blazers
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location: Protective Stadium in Birmingham, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Blazers (-4)
The Florida Atlantic Owls (3-2) are headed to Protective Stadium on Saturday where they will take on the UAB Blazers (3-2). Florida Atlantic opens this contest as 4-point dogs. The over/under is 48.5.
The Florida Atlantic Owls come into this matchup with a record of 3-2 for this season. In their last contest, the Owls took on the FIU Panthers and walked away with a win by a score of 58-21. N'Kosi Perry finished 18/21 with 329 yards through the air and 3 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 264.5 and ended the contest without throwing an interception. Johnny Ford led the offense in rushing for the Owls with 16 totes for 102 yds (6.4 yds per attempt). When all was said and done, they tallied 75 plays which gave them a total of 704 yards. The Florida Atlantic Owls ran the ball 47 times and amassed 296 yds, which came out to an average of 6.3 yds per attempt. Against the run, the Owls conceded 69 yards on 27 attempts, which is an average of 2.6 yards per rush surrendered. Florida Atlantic relinquished 19 completions on 41 tries for a total of 319 yards, and a completion rate of 46.3%.
Concerning getting in the endzone, the Florida Atlantic Owls are averaging 32.4 points per contest. As a team they're averaging 196.8 yards via the ground game which ranks them 33rd in the country. The Owls have earned 2,364 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Florida Atlantic has compiled 10 touchdowns via the pass and 11 rushing touchdowns. Florida Atlantic has tallied 122 first downs as an offense, and they have committed 32 penalties for 240 yards. They have turned the football over 6 times.
The Owls are ranked 57th in the country regarding the opposition scoring, conceding 21.4 points per game. They are giving up 5.4 yards per run and 216.6 rushing yards per contest this season. For the year, they have given up 1,083 yards on the ground through 5 outings. Regarding yards via the pass, the Owls have given up 868 yds which ranks them 41st in the country. They are conceding 173.6 yards per outing through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 49.0%. During this campaign, they have yielded 390.2 yards/game which has them sitting 90th in the nation. They have yielded 5 touchdowns by air as well as 10 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Blazers step onto the field holding a record of 3-2 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Blazers took a loss by a score of 36-12 when they faced the Liberty Flames. Dylan Hopkins ended the contest with 152 yards on 12/26 through the air while his QB rate was 87.6. He threw 1 interception and his Y/A was 5.8. DeWayne McBride carried the ball 12 times for 61 yds, ending the game with 5.1 yds per carry for UAB. The Blazers finished the contest with 325 yds and they ran 62 plays (5.2 yards per play). UAB rushed for 4.8 yds per carry, totaling 173 yds on 36 attempts. UAB surrendered 39 run attempts for 213 yds (5.5 yds per carry). The Blazers passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 71.4%, relinquishing 331 yards on 15 for 21 passing.
When it comes to how much they score, the Blazers rank 99th in college football averaging 23.6 points per outing. Over the course of the season so far, the Blazers have earned 1,044 yards through the air not to mention holding an average of 208.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 85th in college football. The UAB Blazers have an average of 371.4 yards/game, which is good for 86th in college football. The UAB offense has compiled 447 penalty yards on 47 infractions, which has them sitting 5th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the opposition.
UAB has allowed the opposition a total of 653 rushing yards (130.6 yards per game) in addition to 4 touchdowns rushing on the season. They have conceded 12 touchdowns via the pass and 239.4 yards/contest, which has them ranked 94th in the country. The Blazers defense has been on the field for 327 plays, which ranks 66th in the country. The Blazers are allowing 23.8 points per game, which has them sitting 75th in college football. This season, they have relinquished 119 points.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Blazers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blazers -4
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