North Texas vs. UAB fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, October 20
Game Time: 7:30 ET
Venue: Legion Field, Birmingham, AL
Network: beIn Sports
North Texas (6-1) vs. UAB (5-1) Game Preview
What’s Going To Happen
This isn’t necessarily for the Conference USA West title – Louisiana Tech, UTSA, and Southern Miss are still players in the race, but …
It’s probably for the Conference USA West title.
Brilliant over the last three games, the UAB defense has allowed just 14 points in blowout after blowout. The D has been amazing at getting off the field, it’s not allowing a thing through the air, and it’s almost all due to a pass rush that’s suffocating the Conference USA offenses.
North Texas lost to Louisiana Tech, but it got its offense rolling again after a few underwhelming performances, beating Southern Miss 30-7.
Mason Fine and the passing game don’t turn the ball over, there’s just enough of a ground game to keep things honest, and when the O works, it takes over games in dominant fashion.
Can the Blazer defensive front get to Fine enough to throw him off? It’s not like the D has faced a who’s who of passing games – at least, besides Louisiana Tech’s.
The Mean Green won in a 46-43 firefight last season, and while this won’t be nearly as much fun this time around, it’ll be a better game for the Blazers.
The defense will keep UNT down just enough with third down stop after third down stop to survive.
Fearless Prediction & Line
UAB 27, North Texas 24
Line: UAB -1.5, o/u: 54.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1
Must See Rating: 3.5
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