UAB vs Florida Atlantic prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 9, Saturday, October 29
UAB vs Florida Atlantic How To Watch
Date: Saturday, October 29
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL
How To Watch: CBS Sports Network
Record: UAB (4-3), Florida Atlantic (3-5)
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UAB vs Florida Atlantic Game Preview
Why UAB Will Win
The running game has been crushing.
The Blazers might not have thrown well enough in the 20-17 loss at WKU last week, but the ground attack still averaged close to six yards per carry and managed to pound away throughout. The four turnovers were a problem, but that’s not normal for the UAB O.
Florida Atlantic has been hit or miss defensively, but when the run defense is struggling there’s a huge problem. It got destroyed by North Texas and ripped up by UTEP – both losses – and the three wins this year came when holding running games to under 70 yards.
UAB won’t be held to under 200.
Why Florida Atlantic Will Win
The Owls are a different team at home.
They lost to UCF, but everything else worked find in the other three wins, even if they were close.
They have enough of a running game to matter, but to pull this off N’Kosi Perry has to be the best player on the field. When the quarterback is hitting his midrange throws this is a different attack.
On the other side, the defense has to sell out against the run. UAB is great at bombing away against defenses that do that, but the Owl D has to take that shot because …
What’s Going To Happen
The UAB defense is too good and the running game is great.
However, UAB is a very, very different team away from home, and that starts with turnovers.
0-3 away from Protective Stadium and 4-0 on it, it’s almost all about the mistakes. The Blazers have given it up ten times in the three road games and just twice in the four home dates.
Florida Atlantic will run well enough to go along with the three takeaways needed to pull off a tough, tight battle.
UAB vs Florida Atlantic Prediction, Line
Florida Atlantic 23, UAB 20
Line: UAB -3.5, o/u: 46.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5
UAB vs Florida Atlantic Must See Rating (out of 5): 3
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