UAB Blazers vs UTSA Roadrunners Prediction, 11/20/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UAB Blazers vs UTSA Roadrunners
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Alamodome in San Antonio, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Roadrunners (-5.5)
The UTSA Roadrunners (10-0) will take on the UAB Blazers (7-3) at Alamodome on Saturday. UAB opens this contest as 5.5-point underdogs. The total comes in at 53.
The UAB Blazers head into this matchup 7-3 for this season. In their last game, the Blazers went up against the Marshall Thundering Herd and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 38-21. Dylan Hopkins finished 13/18 with 250 yards through the air. He had a quarterback rating of 188.9 and finished the game with no interceptions. DeWayne McBride was the leader on the ground for the Blazers with 25 totes for 108 yds (4.3 yds per carry). The UAB Blazers ran the ball a total of 47 times and accrued 88 yds, which had them averaging 1.9 yds per attempt. In all, they ran 65 plays for 338 yards. UAB allowed 20 completions on 35 tries for a total of 196 yds, and a completion percentage of 57.1%. When it came to stopping the run, the Blazers gave up 150 yds on 43 attempts, which averages out to 3.5 yds per run allowed.
The Blazers have attained 3,812 total yards for this campaign. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, UAB has amassed 13 touchdowns through the air and 20 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the football 14 different times. UAB has compiled 173 1st downs, and they have committed 94 infractions for 919 yards. As a team they're maintaining an average of 168.0 yards in the run game which ranks them 64th in college football. When it comes to scoring points, the UAB Blazers are averaging 28.0 points per game.
The Blazers are ranked 46th in the nation regarding the opposition scoring, allowing 21.5 points per game. They are giving up an average of 3.2 yards per run and 110.8 rushing yards per contest so far this year. During the season, they have given up 1,108 rushing yards through 10 outings. Concerning yards through the air, the Blazers are giving up 2,101 yds which has them sitting in 54th in the country. They have yielded 210.1 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 56.5%. During this campaign, they are surrendering 320.9 yards/game which has them sitting 27th in D-1. They have surrendered 20 touchdowns via the pass and 9 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Roadrunners head into this game 10-0 this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Roadrunners got the victory with a final of 27-23 against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. Sincere McCormick carried the ball 19 times for 90 yards, finishing the contest with 4.7 yards per carry for UTSA. Frank Harris (2 TDs) walked away from the game with 227 yards on 17/30 passing while his QB rate was 171.8. He threw 2 interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 7.6. UTSA surrendered 32 run attempts for 127 yds (4.0 yds per carry). The Roadrunners pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 43.3%, relinquishing 247 yds on 13 out of 30 passing. The Roadrunners finished the contest with a total of 370 yds while running 56 plays (6.6 yards per play). UTSA ran for 5.5 yards per attempt, finishing the game with 143 yards on 26 attempts.
The UTSA Roadrunners maintain an average of 446.6 yards per contest, which has them ranked 25th in college football. The UTSA offense has racked up 446 yards of penalties on 43 infractions, which is 121st in the country in terms of giving up free yards. During the season to this point, the Roadrunners have compiled 2,570 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 257.0 throwing yards per contest, ranking them 41st in the nation. In terms of their scoring prowess, the Roadrunners rank 12th in D-1 holding an average of 38.6 points per game.
The Roadrunners are giving up 19.0 points per game, which puts them 27th in the country. UTSA has conceded a total of 895 rushing yards (89.5 yards/game) as well as 4 touchdowns via the rush this year. This season, they have relinquished 190 pts. They have allowed 18 touchdowns through the air in addition to 233.2 yards per game, which has them ranked 83rd in the country. The Roadrunners defense has been on the field for 633 plays, which ranks 32nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Roadrunners college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Roadrunners -5.5
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