UAB Blazers vs North Texas Mean Green Prediction, 9/18/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UAB Blazers vs North Texas Mean Green
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Apogee Stadium in Denton, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Mean Green (+13)
The North Texas Mean Green (1-1) are welcoming the UAB Blazers (1-1) at Apogee Stadium on Saturday. North Texas opens this matchup as 13-point dogs. The betting total comes in at 59.5.
The UAB Blazers head into this matchup 1-1 this season. In their last game, the Blazers took on the Georgia Bulldogs and went home with a loss by a final score of 56-7. DeWayne McBride was the leader on the ground for the Blazers with 13 totes for 61 yds (4.7 yds per attempt). Tyler Johnston III connected on 6/14 with 39 yards passing. He had a quarterback rate of 23.4 and ended the contest with 3 picks. Against the rush, the Blazers conceded 163 yards on 38 attempts, which is an average of 4.3 yds per rush surrendered. UAB allowed 14 completions on 22 attempts for a total of 376 yds, and a completion rate of 63.6%. At the end of the game, they had 53 plays which gave them 174 yds. The UAB Blazers ran the football 36 different times and had 127 yds, which earned them an average of 3.5 yards per tote.
When talking about putting points on the board, the UAB Blazers hold an average of 19.0 PPG. As a team they average 137.0 yards via the ground game which ranks them 77th in Division 1. The Blazers have earned 692 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, UAB has totaled 3 touchdowns via the pass and 1 touchdown on the ground. UAB has accumulated 30 1st downs as a team, and they have committed 21 infractions for 155 yds.
The Blazers sit in 104th in college football in terms of team defense, conceding 28.0 points per game. They are giving up an average of 4.2 yards per rushing attempt and 114.5 yards on the ground per game so far this year. Overall, they have conceded 229 rushing yards through 2 contests. In terms of passing yardage, the Blazers are allowing 462 yards which has them ranked 109th in the nation. They have relinquished 231.0 yards per contest via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 56.1%. Over the course of this season, they have yielded 345.5 yards per contest putting them 96th in D-1.
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The Mean Green step onto the field holding a record of 1-1 this season. When they last played, the Mean Green took a defeat with a final score of 35-12 when they played the SMU Mustangs. Deandre Torrey carried the rock 16 times for 71 yds, walking away from the contest with 4.4 yds per carry for North Texas. Jace Ruder (1 touchdown) finished the contest with 366 yards on 32/51 through the air while his QB rating was 121.7. He threw 2 interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 7.2. North Texas allowed 31 running attempts for 225 yards (7.3 yds per rush). The Mean Green passing defense conceded a completion rate of 63.6%, surrendering 311 yds on 21 for 33 through the air. The Mean Green finished the game with a total of 506 yds and they ran 96 plays (5.3 yds per play). North Texas rushed for 3.0 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 122 yds on 41 attempts.
The North Texas Mean Green have an average of 263.5 yards/contest, which has them sitting 102nd in D-1. The North Texas offense has compiled 46 penalty yards on 5 infractions, which is 118th in Division 1 in terms of hurting your team. Over the course of the season so far, the Mean Green have thrown for 182 yards via the pass along with holding an average of 91.0 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 121st in the country. Regarding their scoring prowess, the Mean Green currently rank 80th in Division 1 by tallying 28.0 points per outing.
North Texas has yielded a total of 261 rushing yards (130.5 yards per game) and 1 touchdown on the ground this year. They have given up 1 touchdown through the air in addition to 78.5 yards/outing, which has them sitting 18th in the nation. The Mean Green defense has participated in 75 plays, ranking them 35th in D-1. The Mean Green are allowing 24.5 points per contest, ranking them 94th in D-1. This season, they have conceded 49 points.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Mean Green college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blazers -13
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