Southern Miss Golden Eagles (2-7) at UAB Blazers (4-3)
College Football: Friday, November 27, 2020 at 12:30 pm (Legion Field)
The Line: UAB Blazers -16.5 -- Over/Under: 51 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles and UAB Blazers meet Friday in week 13 C-USA college football action at Legion Field.
The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles could use a feel good win here after losing four of their last five games. The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles have lost five of their last eight road games. Jack Abraham is completing 65.1 percent of his passes for 1,224 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions. Abraham and Tate Whatley have combined for 10 touchdown passes and six interceptions. Jason Brownlee and Tim Jones have combined for 944 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Demarcus Jones has 29 receptions. The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles ground game is averaging 142.7 yards per contest, and Frank Gore Jr. leads the way with 597 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Southern Mississippi is allowing 32.4 points and 410.1 yards per game. Hayes Maples leads the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles with 86 tackles, Santrell Latham has four sacks and Eric Scott Jr. has one interception.
The UAB Blazers haven’t played in almost a month and have split their last six games. The UAB Blazers have won three of their last four home games. Bryson Lucero is completing 54.1 percent of his passes for 969 yards, seven touchdowns and eight interceptions. Tyler Johnston III and Lucero have combined for 10 touchdown passes. Austin Watkins Jr. and Myron Mitchell have combined for 828 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Hayden Pittman has 15 receptions. The UAB Blazers ground game is averaging 206.7 yards per contest, and Spencer Brown leads the way with 740 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, UAB is allowing 23.4 points and 328.6 yards per game. Kristopher Moll leads the UAB Blazers with 47 tackles, Nikia Eason Jr. has two sacks and Keondre Swoopes has one interception.
The Golden Eagles are 2-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Blazers are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 home games, 21-9-1 ATS in their last 31 conference games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Golden Eagles last 4 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Blazers last 7 games following a bye week. The Golden Eagles are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings in UAB.
The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles are not a good football team and their offense is in complete struggle mode, ranked at the the bottom of every major stat. The UAB Blazers are obviously the better team here with one of the better defenses in college football and one of the more underrated running backs in the country. However, UAB lost its last two games and hasn't played in ages due to COVID-19 postponing its games, which can't be great for finding a rhythm. UAB also doesn't have a reliable quarterback and its led to an offense that can't finish drives. This is a lot of points to lay with UAB and I'm not buying it.
Give me the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles and the points.