UTSA Roadrunners (6-2) vs. UAB Blazers (4-4)
November 5, 2022 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: UAB Blazers +1.5 / UTSA Roadrunners -1.5; Over/Under: 52.5
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The UAB Blazers and UTSA Roadrunners clash Saturday night in week 10 C-USA college football action at Protective Stadium. The UTSA Roadrunners look to build on their 5-game winning streak. The UAB Blazers look to get a game above a .500 record.
The UTSA Roadrunners have won 8 of their last 10 road games. Frank Harris is completing 68.9 percent of his passes for 2,538 yards, 17 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. De’Corian Clark and Joshua Cephus have combined for 1,424 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns, while Zakhari Franklin has 55 receptions. The UTSA Roadrunners ground game is averaging 159.5 yards per contest, and Brenden Brady leads the way with 517 yards and 7 touchdowns. Defensively, UTSA is allowing 29.4 points and 419.6 yards per game. Jamal Ligon leads the UTSA Roadrunners with 51 tackles, Trey Moore has 4 sacks and Corey Mayfield Jr. has 2 interceptions.
The UAB Blazers have won 6 straight home games. Dylan Hopkins is completing 67.2 percent of his passes for 1,233 yards, 7 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Trea Shropshire and Tejhaun Palmer have combined for 725 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, while TJ Jones has 23 receptions. The UAB Blazers ground game is averaging 246.5 yards per contest, and DeWayne McBride leads the way with 1,143 yards and 12 touchdowns. Defensively, UAB is allowing 18.5 points and 328.4 yards per game. Noah Wilder leads the UAB Blazers with 75 tackles, Kelle Sanders has 3 sacks and Grayson Cash has 3 interceptions.
The Roadrunners are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Blazers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 9-3 in Roadrunners last 12 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Blazers last 8 games overall. The Roadrunners are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The road team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
The UAB Blazers are a tough out at home, but they’ve had some tough losses this season, and they’re hard to trust against respectable teams. The UTSA Roadrunners are looking more and more like the best team in the conference they were supposed to be before the season, and their offense is one of the best in the country. I’m not sure UTSA is a team I’m willing to step in front of right now. I’ll lay the small number with the Roadrunners on the road.