Miami vs UAB prediction and game preview.
Miami vs UAB Broadcast
Date: Thursday, September 10
Game Time: 8:00 ET
Venue: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
Network: ACC Network
Miami (0-0) vs. UAB (1-0) Game Preview
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Why Miami Will Win
Miami has its quarterback, and it should have the offense in place to finally start rolling like it’s supposed to. The last time we saw the Hurricanes, they were playing against another Conference USA team and did nothing in a 14-0 skunking to Louisiana Tech in the Independence Bowl. Now the O has Houston transfer QB D’Eriq King, a new offensive coordinator, and a renewed energy. It’s the other side that should make even more of a splash.
UAB didn’t have many problems with Central Arkansas in the 45-35 win, but three turnovers kept the game from turning into a blowout. The Blazer offense was balanced, but it’s not going to hit the third down plays they did last week to keep control of the game.
Why UAB Will Win
Is there going to be a Miami running game if King isn’t fantastic? There are just enough decent options at running back, but the offensive line has to start showing it can generate a push – even with all the experience returning – and now it has to go against a veteran defensive front with a game under its belt. The pass rush was fantastic all through last year, and it should generate enough pressure on King to be a problem.
What’s Going To Happen
UAB was outstanding at controlling the clock and settling things down when needed last week against Central Arkansas, and it’s going to own the ball for close to 35 minutes against the Hurricanes.
This is a veteran Blazer team that’s not going blink just because it’s playing a Power Five program, but King will be great, the Miami offense will start to work, and while it won’t be perfect, it’ll be a great step forward for Manny Diaz and the program after the way last year ended.
Miami vs UAB Prediction, Line
Miami 30, UAB 17
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Miami -14.5, o/u: 55
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
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