UAB Blazers vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Prediction, 10/16/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UAB Blazers vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, MS
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Eagles (+16)
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles (1-5) will try to defeat the UAB Blazers (4-2) at M.M. Roberts Stadium on Saturday. Southern Miss opens as 16-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is 43.5.
The UAB Blazers step onto the field holding a record of 4-2 for this season. In their last matchup, the Blazers played the Florida Atlantic Owls and walked away with a win by a score of 31-14. DeWayne McBride was the rushing leader for the Blazers with 17 attempts for 52 yards (3.1 yards per carry). Dylan Hopkins finished 13/24 with 173 yds through the air and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 142.2 and ended the contest without throwing an interception. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Blazers conceded 52 yds on 38 attempts, which calculates to 1.4 yds per run allowed. UAB surrendered 21 completions on 36 attempts for 239 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.3%. In all, they had 58 plays which gave them 306 yds. The UAB Blazers ran the ball 34 times and accounted for 133 yards, which is an average of 3.9 yards per tote.
In terms of scoring, the UAB Blazers are sitting at 24.8 PPG. Offensively they're holding an average of 157.7 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 77th in college football. The Blazers have tallied 2,163 total yards for this campaign. In terms of getting in the endzone, UAB has earned 11 passing touchdowns and 6 touchdowns via the ground. UAB has recorded 102 first downs offensively, and they have committed 57 infractions for 538 yds. They have turned the football over 9 different times.
When it comes to passing yards, the Blazers are giving up 1,436 yards which puts them in 106th in college football. They have conceded 239.3 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 55.5%. During the season, they have allowed 356.8 yards/contest which has them sitting 66th in the country. They have allowed 13 touchdowns through the air and 5 touchdowns via the ground game. The opposition is running for 3.5 yards per tote and 117.5 yards on the ground per game so far this year. For the season, they have allowed 705 running yards through 6 outings. The Blazers sit in 57th in the country when it comes to team defense, allowing 22.2 points per contest.
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The Golden Eagles head into this matchup 1-5 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Golden Eagles took a loss by a final score of 26-13 against the UTEP Miners. Jake Lange (2 TDs) ended the contest with 239 yards on 20/31 passing while his QB rate was 144.1. He tossed 1 interception and his Y/A was 7.7. Frank Gore Jr. carried the rock 16 times for 43 yards, finishing the contest with 2.7 yds per carry for Southern Miss. The Golden Eagles finished the game with a total of 254 yds while running 62 plays (4.1 yards per play). Southern Miss ended up running for 0.5 yards per attempt, finishing with a total of 15 yds on 31 carries. Southern Miss surrendered 36 attempts on the ground for 277 yards (7.7 yards per rush). The Golden Eagles secondary gave up a completion rate of 41.2%, relinquishing 127 yds on 7 out of 17 through the air.
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles average 283.2 yards per game, ranking them 124th in D-1. The Southern Miss offense has totaled 399 yds of penalties on 50 violations, which ranks them 10th in the nation in terms of hurting your team. Over the course of the season thus far, the Golden Eagles currently sit at 1,130 passing yards together with holding an average of 188.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 105th in D-1. When it comes to this team's ability to score points, the Golden Eagles currently sit 125th in the nation by scoring 16.5 points per contest.
Southern Miss has given up a total of 737 yards via the ground game (122.8 yards per game) as well as 6 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the year. They have yielded 12 touchdowns via the pass and 223.8 yards per outing, ranking them 75th in the nation. The Golden Eagles defense has taken the field for 355 plays, which ranks 50th in the country. The Golden Eagles are relinquishing 27.5 points per game, which puts them 96th in D-1. This year, they have given up 165 total points.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Golden Eagles college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Golden Eagles +16
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