UAB Blazers (4-3) at Southern Miss Golden Eagles (5-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm (MM Roberts Stadium)
The Line: Southern Miss Golden Eagles -14 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
We have some C-USA action on the gridiron as the UAB Blazers face off against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in week 9 college football action.
The UAB Blazers will try to bounce back after a 25-24 overtime loss to Charlotte in their last outing dropped UAB to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in conference this season. A.J. Erdely threw for 182 yards and a touchdown on 21 of 29 passing, while also rushing for 41 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the ground. Spencer Brown led the Blazers with 71 rushing yards on 16 carries, while Sederian Copeland led the way with 47 receiving yards. Andre Wilson and Ronnie Turner Jr. shared the team lead with 5 catches apiece in the loss. Defensively, the Blazers combined for a pair of interceptions as they gave up 376 yards of total offense to the 49ers in the loss.
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles will try to build on their current 3-game winning streak aftera 34-27 double OT win over Louisiana Tech in their last outing. Keon Howard threw for 301 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 32 of 53 passing, while also rushing for 63 yards on 13 carries. Tez Parks led the team with 77 rushing yards on 15 carries and Ito Smith chipped in 48 rushing yards of his own in the W. Smith added 40 receiving yards and a touchdown through the air, while Korey Robertson led the team with 9 catches for 127 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Paxton Schrimsher logged a pair of sacks, while Tarvarius Moore and Curtis Mikell each logged an interception as Southern Miss held Louisiana Tech to 355 yards of total offense in the win.
UAB is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games while the over is 19-7 in their last 26 road games. Southern Miss is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall while the under is 9-4-1 in their last 14 games in October. UAB is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams at Southern Miss.
I was let down by UAB against the conference cellar-dwellers in Charlotte, but is Southern Miss two touchdowns better that UAB here? I’m not so sure. However, I can’t read a whole lot into head-to-head trends as these two last met in 2014. What I do know is that Southern Miss comes in as the hotter team in much better form, so I’ll take a shot with Southern Miss, laying the points here.