Week 5: UTSA at UAB: 10/3/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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UTSA Roadrunners (3-0) at UAB Blazers (2-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 12:30 pm (Legion Field)
The Line: UAB Blazers -20.5 -- Over/Under: 53 Click Here for the Latest Odds
UTSA (Texas-San Antonio) faces UAB (Alabama Birmingham) on Saturday, October 3rd at Legion Field for week five NCAA football action.
UTSA is coming off a two-point victory over MTSU by the final score of 37-35 on September 25th. UTSA is now a perfect 3-0 on the season and 1-0 in conference play thus far. UTSA has not had the strongest schedule, however, as the UTSA played an FCS school and a weaker Texas State team as well. UTSA lives and dies by its offense, as the Roadrunners score 37.3 points per game through their first three games. UTSA has a balanced attack on offense, as both the passing and rushing game has excelled for the team. UTSA will need to be better on the defensive side in this game if it wants to take down a UAB team that can torch many teams through the air. UTSA allows 335 yards per game through the air so far this season, and that is not going to be good enough against a tough UAB team.
UAB is 2-1 this season and it has not played in a conference game so far. UAB is coming off a 42-10 dominant performance over South Alabama on the road in its last game on September 24th. UAB's quarterback, Bryson Lucero, threw for 319 yards and two touchdown passes in the win over South Alabama. Spencer Brown, UAB's running back, earned three rushing touchdowns and broke the record for most rushing touchdowns in a collegiate career in UAB school history. UAB's offense has played well this season (other than the game against Miami), and I will look for the Blazers to take advantage of a weak UTSA defense in this one.
I like UAB to roll at home here, as UAB has a much stronger team on both sides of the ball. I expect Spencer Brown to have yet another solid game, with Bryson Luceron also taking advantage of a weak UTSA secondary. UAB should have no trouble winning this game by at least three touchdowns, as this game could get ugly in a jiffy.