Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs UAB Blazers Prediction, 11/6/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs UAB Blazers
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Location: Protective Stadium in Birmingham, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Blazers (-11.5)
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (2-6) are on their way to Protective Stadium on Saturday where they will play the UAB Blazers (5-3). UAB is 11.5-point favorites. The total is 50.5.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs head into this game 2-6 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Bulldogs went up against the Old Dominion Monarchs and took a loss by a final of 23-20. Austin Kendall went 22/36 with 253 yards through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 129.3 and ended the contest with no picks. Marcus Williams Jr. was the rushing leader for the Bulldogs with 14 carries for 42 yds (3.0 yds per attempt). The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs ran the football 22 different times and had 59 yds, earning them an average of 2.7 yards per tote. In the game, they had 65 plays which totaled 335 yds. Louisiana Tech allowed 23 pass completions on 34 attempts for a total of 149 yards, and a completion rate of 67.6%. When it came to stopping the run, the Bulldogs conceded 162 yards on 40 attempts, which averages out to 4.1 yards per run allowed.
The Bulldogs currently have 3,082 total yards for the season. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Louisiana Tech has earned 15 passing touchdowns and 8 touchdowns on the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 13 different times. Louisiana Tech has tallied 160 1st downs as an offense, and they have been flagged for 52 penalties for 401 yds. As a unit they're holding an average of 108.0 yards on the ground which is 115th in the country. Concerning scoring, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are averaging 25.8 points per contest.
When it comes to passing yardage, the Bulldogs have given up 2,228 yards which ranks them 125th in college football. They have conceded 278.5 yards per outing via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 67.8%. During the season, they have given up 432.6 yards/outing which ranks them 120th in D-1. They have surrendered 17 touchdowns by air and 13 touchdowns on the ground. They are giving up an average of 4.3 yards per run and 154.1 rushing yards per game so far this season. In total, they have conceded 1,233 yards on the ground through 8 games. The Bulldogs sit in 120th in college football regarding their opponents scoring, allowing 31.8 points per game.
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The Blazers head into this matchup 5-3 for this year. In their last game, the Blazers went home defeated by a final of 30-24 when they played the Rice Owls. DeWayne McBride carried the rock 8 times for 95 yards, finishing the contest with 11.9 yds per attempt for UAB. Dylan Hopkins (1 touchdown) ended the contest with 318 yards on 19/31 through the air while his QB rating was 151.7. He had 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 10.3. UAB allowed 48 rush attempts for 141 yards (2.9 yards per rush). The Blazers pass defense gave up a completion rate of 77.3%, surrendering 205 yards on 17 for 22 passing. The Blazers finished the game with 445 yards on 53 plays (8.4 yds per play). UAB ended up running for 5.8 yards per tote, finishing with 127 yds on 22 attempts.
The UAB Blazers have an average of 374.5 yards per outing, which ranks them 89th in Division 1. The UAB offense has racked up 725 yards of penalties on 76 infractions, ranking them 4th in college football in terms of giving up free yards. Over the course of the season so far, the Blazers have thrown for a total of 1,700 yards through the air along with an average of 212.5 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 89th in D-1. In relation to the points being put on the board, the Blazers are 81st in the country with an average of 25.9 points per game.
The Blazers are giving up 20.4 points per contest, which puts them 40th in the nation. UAB has yielded a total of 921 yards rushing (115.1 yards per game) and 6 touchdowns on the ground this year. Overall, they have relinquished 163 points in total. They have allowed 16 touchdowns through the air in addition to 209.1 yards/outing, ranking them 56th in the country. The Blazers defense has taken the field for 522 plays, which ranks 50th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Blazers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulldogs +11.5
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