UAB vs Navy Prediction - College Football Picks 11/11/23

Navy Midshipmen (3-5) vs UAB Blazers (3-6)

Game Info: Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 3:30 pm (Jack Stephens Field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium)

Betting Odds: Navy Midshipmen +2.5 -- Over/Under: 53.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The UAB Blazers will play the Navy Midshipmen in an AAC game on Saturday afternoon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. UAB has lost two of their last three games, while Navy has lost two games in a row. 

UAB Preview

The UAB Blazers are 3-6 (2-3) this year after they defeated FAU by a score of 45-42 last week. UAB led 28-14 at the half, but trailed 42-35 in the fourth quarter, before they scored 10 unanswered points to win. The Blazers out gained FAU by a total of 614-484 and turned the ball over two times in the game. UAB’s two other wins this season came against South Florida and NC A&T. The UAB offense is scoring 30.8 points per game with 303.3 passing yards per game and 148.7 rushing yards per game, while going 39% on third downs. Jacob Zeno has thrown for 2,389 yards, 17 touchdowns, and seven interceptions for the Blazers this season. Jermaine Brown Jr. has rushed for 479 yards and nine scores, while Tejhaun Palmer has caught 36 passes for 609 yards and five touchdowns. The UAB defense is allowing 38.1 points against per game this year.

Navy Preview

The Navy Midshipmen are 3-5 (2-3) this season after they lost to Temple by a score of 32-18 in their last game. Navy trailed 17-0 at halftime, but did cut the lead to 24-18 in the fourth quarter, before Temple pulled away. The Midshipmen were out gained by a total of 448-268, but did force four turnovers in the game. Navy’s three wins this season came against Charlotte, North Texas, and Wagner. The Navy offense is averaging 18.3 points per game with 102.8 passing yards per game and 197.5 rushing yards per game, while going 27.6% on third downs. Xavier Arline played quarterback last week and he has thrown for 124 yards and one touchdown for Navy this year. Alex Tecza has rushed for 547 yards and four scores, while Eli Heidenreich has caught nine passes for 241 yards and four touchdowns. The Navy defense is giving up 23.4 points against per game this season.

Navy Midshipmen Team Facts

  • Navy has lost four of its last five November games against non-AP-ranked teams.
  • Navy has covered the spread in eight of its last nine November games against non-AP-ranked teams.
  • Six of Navy's last seven games against conference opponents at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium have gone OVER the total points line.

UAB Blazers Team Facts

  • UAB has won each of its last eight November games as a favorite against non-AP-ranked teams.
  • UAB has failed to cover the spread in each of its last four games as a road favorite.
  • Eight of UAB's last nine games in November have gone OVER the total points line.

Pick

Both of these teams have been disappointing so far this season, but they are both clinging to hopes of a bowl berth. Navy has had issues scoring this year, but their defense has been solid. On the other side, UAB can score plenty of points, but their defense is a sore spot. The Blazers have a great passing attack that is averaging over 300 passing yards per game and I think they continue that success here. Take UAB on the road. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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