UAB Blazers vs Rice Owls Prediction, 10/1/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UAB Blazers vs Rice Owls
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Location: Rice Stadium in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Owls (+10.5)
Rice Stadium is the location where the Rice Owls (2-2) will attempt to defeat the UAB Blazers (2-1) on Saturday. Rice opens this game as 10.5-point underdogs. The total comes in at 53.
The UAB Blazers come into this matchup with a record of 2-1 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Blazers faced the Georgia Southern Eagles and walked away with a win by a score of 35-21. Dylan Hopkins finished 12/19 with 125 yds through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 135.8 and ended the game without throwing an interception. DeWayne McBride led the offense in rushing for the Blazers with 28 attempts for 223 yds (8.0 yards per carry). The UAB Blazers ended up rushing 43 times and totaled 288 yards, which earned them an average of 6.7 yards per attempt. Once the final whistle blew, they had 63 plays which gave them a total of 413 yards. UAB surrendered 24 pass completions on 50 attempts for 204 yards, and a completion rate of 48.0%. On the ground, the Blazers gave up 214 yds on 33 attempts, which is an average of 6.5 yds per rush surrendered.
When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the UAB Blazers are averaging 36.0 PPG. As a team they have an average of 253.3 yards rushing giving them a rank of 6th in the country. The Blazers have earned 1,246 total yards for the year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, UAB has compiled 3 passing touchdowns and 10 touchdowns via the ground. UAB has accrued 61 first downs as a team, and they have committed 21 infractions for 183 yards. They have surrendered the football 5 times.
Concerning yards via the pass, the Blazers are giving up 543 yds which ranks them 5th in the country. They have relinquished 181.0 yards per contest through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 49.2%. In total, they are giving up 347.7 yards per outing which ranks them 49th in the country. They have allowed 1 touchdown by air as well as 5 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing 4.5 yards per run and 166.7 yards on the ground per game on the year. During the season, they have conceded 500 running yards through 3 games. The Blazers rank 14th in the nation regarding team defense, allowing 14.0 PPG.
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The Owls come into this game with a record of 2-2 this season. The last time they took the field, the Owls went home defeated by a final of 34-27 when they faced the Houston Cougars. Kobie Campbell carried the rock 1 times for 34 yds, ending the game with 34.0 yds per carry for Rice. TJ Mcmahon (1 touchdown) ended the contest with 334 yds on 25/39 through the air while his QB rate was 139.4. He tossed 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 8.6. Rice relinquished 32 running attempts for 178 yards (5.6 yds per carry). The Owls secondary gave up a completion percentage of 73.1%, relinquishing 249 yards on 19 for 26 passing. The Owls finished the contest with a total of 426 yards on 65 plays (6.6 yds per play). Rice ended up running for 3.7 yards per carry, finishing the game with 92 yards on 25 attempts.
The Rice Owls maintain an average of 410.5 yards per contest, which has them ranked 72nd in D-1. The Rice offense has compiled 217 yds of penalties on 23 violations, which ranks them 85th in college football in terms of making mistakes. For the year thus far, the Owls have compiled 1,049 passing yards together with an average of 262.3 passing yards per outing, ranking them 53rd in D-1. Regarding how much they score, the Owls are sitting 65th in Division 1 maintaining an average of 31.5 points per game.
The Owls are allowing 32.8 PPG, ranking them 104th in Division 1. Rice has surrendered a total of 619 yards via the ground game (154.8 yards per outing) as well as 7 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the season. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 131 pts. They have surrendered 5 touchdowns through the air as well as 196.0 yards per game, which has them ranked 40th in D-1. The Owls defense has been on the field for 210 plays, which is 10th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Owls college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blazers -10.5
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