UTEP @ UAB
Current Profile: UTEP 7-4; UAB 7-4
What to know
After two games on the road, the UAB Blazers are heading home. UAB and UTEP Miners will go head-to-head in the Conference USA game at 2 p.m. ET on Friday at Protective Stadium. Both teams will likely arrive a bit after having run the full length of the field multiple times in their most recent matches.
The Blazers may have shed their first blood against UTSA Roadrunners last Saturday, but it was UTSA who got the last laugh. It was a tough match, but UAB had to receive a 34-31 defeat to UTSA. Despite the loss, UAB saw some of their players rise to the challenge and put on remarkable plays. RB DeWayne McBride, who dashes in a TD and 144 yards on 24 executions, is the best of comparable forces.
The UAB’s defensive unit amassed five sacks to lose 54 yards. It was a team effort with six contributing boys.
Meanwhile, UTEP beat the Rice Owls 38-28 on Saturday. Miner’s RB Ronald Awatt did his thing and picked up 119 yards out of the ground on nine gills. Awatt’s longest run was 74 yards in the fourth quarter.
The Blazers are the favorite team in this match, with a predicted win rate of 13.5 points. They might be worth a chance against the disparity as they are currently on a three-game ATS winning streak.
UAB and UTEP now have an identical 7-4 ratio. A pair of defensive stats to keep in mind while watching: UAB is facing competition for the 223th most touchdowns allowed nationally, after dropping 23 in the season. The miners have been going through some struggles of their own as they are 183rd in the nation in the number of rush touchdowns allowed, with 16 on the season. Maybe one of these Achilles heels will get in the way of the losing team.
How to watch
- When: Friday at 2 p.m. ET
- Where: Guard Stadium – Birmingham, Alabama
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Streaming online: fuboTV (Free trial. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Monitor: CBS Sports App
Blazers are the most favorite opponent with 13.5 points compared to Miners, according to the latest information college football odds.
Top / Bottom: -111
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UAB has won all the matches they have played against UTEP in the past five years.
- November 16, 2019 – UAB 37 vs UTEP 10
- October 27, 2018 – UAB 19 vs UTEP 0
- November 25, 2017 – UAB 28 vs UTEP 7