UAB Blazers vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Prediction, 11/26/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UAB Blazers vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Location: Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Bulldogs (+16.5)
Joe Aillet Stadium is the location where the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (3-8) will try to beat the UAB Blazers (5-6) on Saturday. Louisiana Tech opens this contest as 16.5-point underdogs. The over/under comes in at 56.
The UAB Blazers come into this matchup with a record of 5-6 for this season. In their last game, the Blazers played the LSU Tigers and went home with a loss by a final score of 41-10. Dylan Hopkins went 14/29 with 158 yds through the air. He had a quarterback rate of 94 and finished the contest with no interceptions. DeWayne McBride was the leader on the ground for the Blazers with 13 attempts for 34 yards (2.6 yds per attempt). The UAB Blazers ran the ball 22 times and totaled 48 yards, which is an average of 2.2 yards per carry. Overall, they ran 57 plays which gave them a total of 259 yds. UAB allowed 23 pass completions on 31 tries for a total of 299 yds, and a completion percentage of 74.2%. On the ground, the Blazers gave up 269 yds on 41 attempts, which is an average of 6.6 yds per run allowed.
The Blazers have tallied 4,802 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, UAB has amassed 13 touchdowns through the air and 28 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 14 different times. UAB has 237 1st downs offensively, and they have been called for 78 infractions for 658 yds. As a team they hold an average of 228.3 yards rushing ranking them 10th in Division 1. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the UAB Blazers are averaging 30.0 points per contest.
When it comes to yards through the air, the Blazers have conceded 2,125 yards which ranks them 27th in Division 1. They have conceded 193.2 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 57.4%. For the year, they have yielded 359.0 yards/outing which ranks them 46th in college football. They have relinquished 13 touchdowns through the air in addition to 20 touchdowns via the ground game. They are allowing 4.5 yards per rushing attempt and 165.8 rushing yards per game so far this year. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 1,824 rushing yards through 11 games. The Blazers are ranked 42nd in D-1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 23.1 PPG.
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The Bulldogs head into this game 3-8 for this year. The last time they took the gridiron, the Bulldogs took a defeat with a final score of 26-21 when they played the Charlotte 49ers. Marquis Crosby ran the ball 21 times for 105 yards, finishing the contest with 5.0 yds per attempt for Louisiana Tech. Landry Lyddy finished the contest with 213 yds on 23/31 passing while his quarterback rate was 119. He threw 2 picks and his Y/A was 6.9. Louisiana Tech relinquished 32 running attempts for 146 yards (4.6 yds per carry). The Bulldogs passing defense allowed a completion rate of 66.7%, relinquishing 268 yards on 20 for 30 through the air. The Bulldogs finished the contest with a total of 350 yds while running 67 plays (5.2 yards per play). Louisiana Tech ran the football for 3.8 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 137 yds on 36 attempts.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs average 385.2 yards/outing, ranking them 69th in college football. The Louisiana Tech offense has 706 penalty yards on 75 infractions, which is 38th in the nation in terms of helping out the opposition. During the season thus far, the Bulldogs have racked up 2,960 yards through the air as well as an average of 269.1 throwing yards per outing, which is ranked 33rd in the country. When discussing the points being put on the board, the Bulldogs are ranked 61st in college football with 29.2 points per game.
The Bulldogs are relinquishing 38.0 points per game, which has them ranked 128th in D-1. Louisiana Tech has surrendered a total of 2,512 yards rushing (228.4 yards per game) in addition to 31 touchdowns on the ground for the year. This year, they have given up 418 points in total. They have surrendered 19 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 237.8 yards/outing, which puts them in 88th in the nation. The Bulldogs defense has participated in 806 plays, which ranks 112th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blazers -16.5
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