North Texas Mean Green vs UAB Blazers Prediction, 11/12/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: North Texas Mean Green vs UAB Blazers
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022
Location: Protective Stadium in Birmingham, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Blazers (-6)
The UAB Blazers (4-5) are welcoming the North Texas Mean Green (6-4) at Protective Stadium on Saturday. North Texas opens this game as 6-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The total comes in at 58.
The North Texas Mean Green step onto the field holding a record of 6-4 for this year. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Mean Green went up against the FIU Panthers and earned the victory with a final of 52-14. Stone Earle was the best rusher for the Mean Green with 11 attempts for 60 yds (5.5 yards per carry). Austin Aune connected on 25/34 with 414 yds passing and 5 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 212.6 and finished the contest with 2 picks. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Mean Green gave up 113 yds on 25 attempts, which is an average of 4.5 yards per rush allowed. North Texas surrendered 22 completions on 39 tries for 145 yds, and a completion percentage of 56.4%. At the end of the game, they ran 77 plays which gave them a total of 623 yards. The North Texas Mean Green ran the football 42 different times and totaled 209 yards, which came out to an average of 5.0 yards per tote.
The Mean Green have tallied 5,038 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, North Texas has earned 28 touchdowns via the pass and 17 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 17 times. North Texas has earned 235 1st downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 56 penalties for 477 yds. Offensively they average 218.6 yards on the ground ranking them 14th in D-1. When talking about scoring points, the North Texas Mean Green are averaging 37.2 points per contest.
The Mean Green sit in 96th in the country in terms of team defense, allowing 30.3 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 4.6 yards per rushing attempt and 176.5 rushing yards per game so far this season. Overall, they have given up 1,765 running yards through 10 games. In terms of yards through the air, the Mean Green are conceding 2,732 yards which puts them in 128th in the country. They are allowing 273.2 yards per game via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 61.5%. During this campaign, they are conceding 449.7 yards per contest ranking them 118th in college football. They have yielded 17 touchdowns by air and 16 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Blazers head into this matchup 4-5 this season. When they last played, the Blazers walked away with a loss by a score of 44-38 against the UTSA Roadrunners. DeWayne McBride ran the football 19 times for 141 yards, finishing the contest with 7.4 yds per carry for UAB. Jacob Zeno (2 touchdowns) ended the contest with 332 yards on 27/38 through the air while his QB rate was 156.5. He had 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 8.7. UAB surrendered 43 run attempts for 209 yards (4.9 yds per rush). The Blazers secondary conceded a completion percentage of 71.0%, relinquishing 285 yds on 22 out of 31 through the air. The Blazers finished the game with a total of 553 yards and they ran 78 plays (7.1 yds per play). UAB rushed for 5.7 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 221 yards on 39 carries.
The UAB Blazers are averaging 449.4 yards per outing, which ranks them 28th in the nation. The UAB offense has compiled 550 yds of penalties on 66 infractions, which is good for 27th in D-1 in terms of helping out the other team. For the year so far, the Blazers have earned 1,853 yards via the pass not to mention an average of 205.9 throwing yards per outing, which has them ranked 98th in Division 1. When discussing how much they score, the Blazers rank 51st in Division 1 scoring 31.0 PPG.
The Blazers are giving up 21.3 points per game, which has them sitting 29th in the nation. UAB has given up a total of 1,463 yards on the ground (162.6 yards/game) and 13 touchdowns rushing on the year. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 192 total points. They have allowed 11 touchdowns through the air and 184.1 yards/contest, ranking them 22nd in Division 1. The Blazers defense has been on the field for 606 plays, which ranks 51st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Mean Green/Blazers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mean Green +6
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