UAB is 4-1 and is playing great defense only giving up 16 points per game which is good for 18th in the country. The offense is led by quarterback Tyler Johnston III who has 11 touchdowns, but does have eight interceptions and has struggled with turnovers over the past two games. The Blazers may be without starting running back Spencer Brown who was injured against Rice. The good news is that Lucious Stanley has played well in a backup role this season. Stanley has averaged over five yards a carry and has scored a pair of td’s.UTSA is without starting quarterback Frank Harris who injured his shoulder a few weeks again and is out Saturday. Lowell Narcisse stepped in and led the Roadrunners to a win over UTEP last week. UTSA had over 300 yards on the ground and only 46 passing yards. Moving forward Narcisse will need to step up and provide plays in the passing game.The Blazers are 5-2 ATS over their past seven games and UTSA is 2-9 SU over their past 11 games. UAB is 14th in the nation in rushing defense and I think they stack the box and force UTSA to beat them in the passing game. I like UAB’s chances against Narcisse and the Roadrunners passing game. UTSA’s defense has struggled this season and I think Johnston and the UAB offense will have some success early and often. Look for the Blazers to win and cover the 12 points.
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