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One of the top running backs in college football will be on display when Dewayne McBride and the UAB Blazers (4-5) host the North Texas Mean Green (6-4) on Saturday, November 12, 2022.
The Blazers are the favorites (-6) in their matchup versus the Mean Green, with the over/under at 57.5 points. (On the moneyline, the Blazers are -218 and the Mean Green are +176.)
Game Info and Betting Lines for UAB vs. North Texas
- Game Day: Saturday, November 12, 2022
- Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: STADIUM
- Location: Birmingham, Alabama
- Stadium: Protective Stadium
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UAB Betting Insights
- North Texas’ ATS record is 7-3-0 this year.
- In games this year in which they were an underdog by 6 points or more, the Mean Green have a 3-1 record against the spread.
- North Texas has gone over in six of their 10 games with a set total (60%).
UAB Stats & Insights
- UAB is putting up 449.6 yards per game on offense, which ranks 29th in the FBS. On the other side of the ball, the Blazers rank 36th, surrendering 346.7 yards per game.
- UAB is putting up 31.0 points per game on offense (51st in the FBS), and ranks 31st on the other side of the ball with 21.3 points allowed per game.
- Defensively, UAB has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking 23rd-best by giving up only 184.1 passing yards per game. The Blazers rank 99th on offense (205.9 passing yards per game).
- UAB sports the 90th-ranked defense this season in terms of rushing yards (162.6 rushing yards allowed per game), and has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking sixth-best with 243.7 rushing yards per game.
- UAB ranks 49th in third-down efficiency (42.0%) on offense and 74th in third-down conversion rate allowed (39.4%) on defense this season.
- UAB has the 53rd-ranked turnover margin in college football at +2, forcing 14 turnovers (40th in the FBS) while turning it over 12 times (56th in the FBS).
UAB’s Best Players
- Dylan Hopkins has compiled 1,233 yards (137.0 ypg) on 84-of-125 passing with seven touchdowns compared to two interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 115 rushing yards (12.8 ypg) on 35 carries while scoring two touchdowns on the ground.
- McBride has carried the ball 183 times for a team-high 1,284 yards on the ground and has found the end zone 14 times as a runner.
- This season, Jermaine Brown Jr. has carried the ball 90 times for 539 yards (59.9 per game) and three touchdowns.
- Trea Shropshire’s 546 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 45 times and has registered 25 catches and three touchdowns.
- Tejhaun Palmer has put together a 386-yard season so far with two touchdowns, hauling in 26 passes on 38 targets.
- Samario Rudolph has been the target of 15 passes and racked up nine receptions for 203 yards, an average of 22.6 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone two times through the air this season.
- Drew Tuazama leads the team with 3.5 sacks, and also has 3.0 TFL and 12 tackles.
- Noah Wilder, UAB’s leading tackler, has 62 tackles and 3.0 TFL this year.
- Grayson Cash has a team-leading three interceptions to go along with 23 tackles, 2.0 TFL, one sack, and three passes defended.
North Texas Betting Insights
- North Texas has gone 7-3-0 ATS this season.
- North Texas has a 3-1 record against the spread this year when an underdog by 6 points or more.
- Six of North Texas’ 10 games with a set total have hit the over (60%).
North Texas Stats & Insights
- While North Texas’ defense has had trouble stopping opposing offenses, ranking 13th-worst by conceding 449.9 total yards per game, its offense ranks fifth-best with 503.8 total yards per contest.
- North Texas’ offensive attack has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks 18th-best in the FBS with 37.2 points per game. In terms of defense, it is allowing 30.3 points per game, which ranks 99th.
- While North Texas’ pass defense has been stuck in neutral, ranking 20th-worst by allowing 273.2 passing yards per game, its offense ranks 25th-best with 285.2 passing yards per contest.
- North Texas’ rushing attack has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks 15th-best in the FBS with 218.6 rushing yards per game. In terms of defense, it is surrendering 176.7 rushing yards per game, which ranks 102nd.
- North Texas ranks 49th in third-down conversion rate (42.0%) on offense, but it has been worse defensively, ranking 22nd-worst in the FBS with a 44.0% third-down percentage allowed.
- After forcing 12 turnovers (70th in the FBS) and turning the ball over 17 times (110th in the FBS) this season, North Texas sports the 100th-ranked turnover margin of -5.
North Texas’ Best Players
- Austin Aune has thrown for 2,753 yards on 59.2% passing while recording 28 touchdown passes with 11 interceptions this season.
- Ayo Adeyi is his team’s leading rusher with 86 carries for 690 yards, or 69.0 per game. He’s found the end zone four times on the ground, as well.
- Oscar Adaway III has run for 583 yards across 118 attempts, scoring five touchdowns.
- Roderic Burns’ 623 receiving yards (62.3 yards per game) lead the team. He has 33 catches on 51 targets with one touchdown.
- Jyaire Shorter has 18 receptions (on 40 targets) for a total of 452 yards (45.2 yards per game) and eight touchdowns this year.
- Var’Keyes Gumms has racked up 389 reciving yards (38.9 ypg) and five touchdowns this season.
- Mazin Richards paces the team with 6.5 sacks, and also has 5.0 TFL and 29 tackles.
- KD Davis is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s picked up 55 tackles and one sack.
- Ridge Texada has picked off a team-high three passes. He also has 10 tackles and three passes defended to his name.