UTSA Roadrunners vs UAB Blazers Prediction, 11/5/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UTSA Roadrunners vs UAB Blazers
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Location: Protective Stadium in Birmingham, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Blazers (+1.5)
Protective Stadium is the location where the UAB Blazers (4-4) will go up against the UTSA Roadrunners (6-2) on Saturday. UTSA opens this matchup as 1.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 52.
The UTSA Roadrunners come into this matchup with a record of 6-2 for this year. In their last matchup, the Roadrunners played the North Texas Mean Green and took home the win by a score of 31-27. Frank Harris finished 27/39 with 238 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rate of 132.3 and finished the game with 1 pick. Brenden Brady led the offense in rushing for the Roadrunners with 19 attempts for 112 yds (5.9 yards per attempt). Once the final whistle blew, they had 94 plays which totaled 495 yds. The UTSA Roadrunners ended up rushing 54 different times and amassed 257 yards, earning them an average of 4.8 yards per tote. In the running game, the Roadrunners conceded 22 yds on 21 attempts, which is 1.0 yards per rush allowed. UTSA conceded 15 completions on 31 attempts for a total of 325 yards, and a completion rate of 48.4%.
The Roadrunners currently have 3,918 yards in total for the season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, UTSA has amassed 19 touchdowns via the pass and 17 touchdowns via the ground. They have turned the ball over 11 times. UTSA has accounted for 221 1st downs, and they have committed 54 penalties for 463 yds. Offensively they are averaging 159.4 yards via the ground game giving them a rank of 60th in Division 1. Regarding getting in the endzone, the UTSA Roadrunners are sitting at 35.6 PPG.
The Roadrunners rank 91st in Division 1 in terms of team defense, allowing 29.4 points per contest. The opposition is running for an average of 4.2 yards per rushing attempt and 150.4 rushing yards per contest this season. Overall, they have conceded 1,203 rushing yards through 8 games. When talking about passing yards, the Roadrunners have given up 2,152 yds which ranks them 106th in the country. They have relinquished 269.0 yards per contest via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 61.3%. During this campaign, they have allowed 419.4 yards/game ranking them 103rd in the nation. They have yielded 13 touchdowns by air as well as 13 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Blazers step onto the field holding a record of 4-4 for this year. In their last game, the Blazers took a loss by a score of 24-17 against the Florida Atlantic Owls. DeWayne McBride carried the rock 24 times for 168 yards, ending the contest with 7.0 yards per attempt for UAB. Jacob Zeno (1 touchdown) finished the contest with 192 yards on 18/32 through the air while his QB rating was 117. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 6.0. UAB gave up 35 attempts on the ground for 172 yds (4.9 yards per rush). The Blazers secondary allowed a completion percentage of 56.0%, surrendering 187 yards on 14 for 25 through the air. The Blazers finished with a total of 472 yards on 76 plays (6.2 yards per play). UAB ran the ball for 6.7 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 280 yards on 42 carries.
Concerning putting points on the board, the Blazers currently rank 63rd in college football averaging 30.1 points per outing. During this campaign thus far, the Blazers have thrown for 1,521 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 190.1 passing yards per outing, which ranks 110th in the nation. The UAB Blazers hold an average of 436.5 yards per contest, which ranks them 33rd in the country. The UAB offense has compiled 487 yds of penalties on 56 infractions, which is good for 42nd in the nation in terms of helping out the other team.
UAB has given up a total of 1,254 rushing yards (156.8 yards per game) and 12 touchdowns rushing for the season. They have surrendered 7 touchdowns through the air as well as 171.5 yards/contest, ranking them 9th in D-1. The Blazers defense has been on the field for 532 plays, which ranks them 42nd in the nation. The Blazers are relinquishing 18.5 PPG, which has them ranked 20th in college football. In total, they have surrendered 148 total points.
Who will win tonight's Roadrunners/Blazers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blazers +1.5
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