UTEP Miners vs UAB Blazers Prediction, 11/27/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UTEP Miners vs UAB Blazers
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Location: Protective Stadium in Birmingham, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Blazers (-13.5)
The UTEP Miners (7-4) are en route to Protective Stadium on Saturday where they will compete against the UAB Blazers (7-4). UTEP opens this game as 13.5-point dogs. The over/under is set at 49.5.
The UTEP Miners come into this matchup with a record of 7-4 for this season. In their last contest, the Miners stepped onto the field against the Rice Owls and notched a win by a score of 38-28. Gavin Hardison went 23/35 with 366 yds passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 166.7 and finished the contest with 1 pick. Quadraiz Wadley led the offense in rushing for the Miners with 13 attempts for 40 yards (3.1 yards per attempt). The UTEP Miners ran the ball 32 times and amassed 122 yds, which came out to an average of 3.8 yds per carry. When all was said and done, they had 67 plays which converted into 488 yds. UTEP allowed 19 pass completions on 38 attempts for 230 yds, and a completion rate of 50.0%. Against the run, the Miners conceded 160 yds on 34 attempts, which calculates to 4.7 yds per run allowed.
The Miners have racked up 4,414 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, UTEP has amassed 15 touchdowns through the air and 15 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the ball over 19 different times. UTEP has recorded 201 1st downs, and they have committed 94 penalties for 855 yards. As a unit they're averaging 148.9 yards on the ground ranking them 79th in the country. When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the UTEP Miners are averaging 25.2 points per contest.
The Miners are ranked 57th in D-1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 23.2 points per game. The opposition is running for 3.7 yards per run and 128.4 yards on the ground per game this year. During the season, they have conceded 1,412 rushing yards through 11 games. In terms of yards via the pass, the Miners have given up 2,333 yards which puts them in 55th in the nation. They have conceded 212.1 yards per game through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 52.7%. For the season, they are surrendering 340.5 yards/game putting them 44th in D-1. They have yielded 13 touchdowns through the air in addition to 17 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Blazers head into this game 7-4 this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Blazers took a loss by a final score of 34-31 against the UTSA Roadrunners. DeWayne McBride ran the ball 24 times for 144 yds, ending the game with 6.0 yards per carry for UAB. Dylan Hopkins (2 TDs) ended the contest with 254 yds on 15/22 through the air while his quarterback rate was 186.1. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 11.5. UAB relinquished 34 running attempts for 52 yards (1.5 yds per carry). The Blazers pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 69.4%, relinquishing 323 yards on 25 out of 36 through the air. The Blazers finished the contest with a total of 474 yards and they ran 61 plays (7.8 yds per play). UAB rushed for 5.6 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 220 yds on 39 carries.
The UAB Blazers are averaging 389.6 yards per outing, ranking them 77th in the nation. The UAB offense has racked up 1043 yds of penalties on 107 infractions, which is good for 2nd in Division 1 in terms of hurting your team. During this campaign so far, the Blazers have thrown for a total of 2,386 passing yards not to mention holding an average of 216.9 passing yards per contest, which has them sitting 81st in the nation. When discussing their scoring prowess, the Blazers are sitting 65th in Division 1 with an average of 28.3 points per game.
The Blazers are conceding 22.6 points per game, ranking them 54th in college football. UAB has given up a total of 1,161 yards rushing (105.5 yards per game) as well as 10 touchdowns by way of the ground game so far this year. Overall, they have surrendered 249 total points. They have given up 23 touchdowns through the air as well as 220.4 yards per game, which has them ranked 66th in Division 1. The Blazers defense has taken the field for 730 plays, which ranks them 57th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Miners/Blazers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Miners +13.5
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