C-USA Championship Pick UAB / Marshall
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Marshall Thundering Herd (7-0) vs UAB Blazers (5-3)
Friday, December 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm
2020 marks the 3rd year in a row the Blazers have made it to the C-USA Championship game and the 3rd different opponent they will have faced. UAB 5-3 but 2-6 ATS heading into Friday Night’s tilt with Marshall. The Blazers focus on the ground game more so than the pass, averaging 193 yards per game rushing. UAB hasn’t had success much in passing but have remained mid-pack in 3rd conversion rate. UAB is the most penalized team in FBS currently and Marshall could expose the weakness at home. The Thundering Herd are 5-2 ATS with the 2nd best rush defense in FBS allowing only 71.1 yards per game on the ground. Marshall’s stout defense could be problematic for UAB. Marshall’s offense is mediocre overall but have done the job to get to this game. Lay the points with Marshall here and that defense up front.