Canceled: Southern Miss at UAB: 11/27/20 College Football Picks and Prediction

Canceled: Southern Miss at UAB: 11/27/20 College Football Picks and Prediction Photo by Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

UAB Blazers (4-3) vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles (2-7)

Game Info: Friday, November 27, 2020 at 12:30 pm (Legion Field)

Betting Odds: UAB Blazers -17 -- Over/Under: 51 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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This game has been Canceled.

The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles will travel to Legion Field (AL) to take on the UAB Blazers this Friday afternoon in College Football action.

The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 2-7 (1-4 C-USA) on the season after being defeated by the UTSA Roadrunners, 23-20, this past Saturday. Southern Mississippi fought back from a 23-10 2nd half defeicit to make it game late, however, the defense could not get a key stop late and allowed the Roadrunners to run out the final 4:36 of the game for the victory. Southern Mississippi outgained UTSA by a 347-304 margin and committed 1 turnover in the loss. Leading the way for the Golden Eagles was QB Tate Whatley who completed 22 of 39 passes for 272 yards, 2 TD, & 1 INT.

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On the season, Southern Mississippi is averaging 23.1 ppg on 356.2 total yards per game (213.4 passing yds/g; 142.8 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Southern Mississippi has been led by the RB duo of Frank Gore Jr. (112 att, 597 yards, TD) and Kevin Perkins (52 att, 246 yards, 6 TD). QB Tate Whatley has completed 56.9% of his passes for 460 yards, 3 TD, & 2 TD since replacing Jack Abraham who opted out of the season a few weeks ago. The top receiving threats for the Golden Eagles have been Jason Brownlee (31 rec, 529 yards, 4 TD), Tim Jones (24 rec, 415 yards, 3 TD), and Demarcus Jones (29 rec, 265 yards, TD).

Defensively, Southern Mississippi is allowing their opponents to average 32.4 ppg on 410.1 total yards per game (227.3 passing yds/g; 182.8 rushing yds/g).

The UAB Blazers have had their last two games cancelled due to Covid-19 and come into this game with an overall record of 4-3 (2-1 C-USA) after dropping a 37-34 in 2OT battle against Louisiana Tech on October 31st. UAB looked like they had the game under control after holding a 31-17 lead entering the 4th quarter, however, allowed the Bulldogs to fight back to force OT and then fumbled to start off the 2nd OT which allowed Louisiana Tech to kick a 35-yard game-winning FG. UAB outgained Louisiana Tech by a 485-381 margin, however, lost the turnover battle by a 3-1 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Blazers was RB Spencer Brown who had 140 yards & 2 TD’s on 29 carries.

On the season, UAB is averaging 30.4 ppg on 398.6 total yards per game (191.9 passing yds/g; 206.7 rushing yds/g). Offensively, UAB has been led by the backfield duo of Spencer Brown (156 att, 740 yards, 10 TD) and DeWayne McBride (39 att, 396 yards, 4 TD). UAB has used two QB’s this season in Bryson Lucero (54.1 Comp %, 969 yards, 7 TD, 8 INT) and Tyler Johnston III (63.2 Comp %, 374 yards, 3 TD, & 1 INT). The top receiving threats for the Blazers have been Austin Watkins Jr. (34 rec, 468 yards, 2 TD), Myron Mitchell (26 rec, 360 yards, 2 TD), Hayden Pittman (15 rec, 168 yards), and Gerrit Prince (9 rec, 102 yards, 4 TD).

Defensively, UAB is holding their opponents to an average of 23.4 ppg on 328.6 total yards (179.3 passing yds/g; 149.3 rushing yds/g).

The Golden Eagles are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games in November, however, are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Blazers are 6-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 home games.

UAB comes into this game riding a 2-game losing streak, however, there is no question that the Blazers are the far better team in this one. Southern Mississippi is averaging just 14.3 ppg over their last four games and between the fact that I think the Golden Eagles will struggle offensively and that the UAB rushing attack won’t have an issue finding the end zone, I’m taking UAB to cover this large home spread. Good Luck!

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Brett’s Pick UAB Blazers -17

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