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    One of the top rushers in college football will be on display when Byrum Brown and the South Florida Bulls (3-2) visit the UAB Blazers (1-4) on Saturday, October 7, 2023.

    The Blazers are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+3.5), versus the Bulls (with an over/under of 68.5 points).

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    Game Info for South Florida vs. UAB

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 7, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN2
    • Location: Birmingham, Alabama
    • Stadium: Protective Stadium
    South Florida vs UAB Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    South Florida -3.5 -110 -110 68.5 -111 -109 -168 +141

    South Florida Pick Insights

    • So far this season, South Florida has put together a 3-1-0 record against the spread.
    • Two of South Florida’s four games with a set total have hit the over (50%).

    South Florida Stats & Insights

    • South Florida ranks 39th in total offense (435.6 yards per game) and 92nd in total defense (398 yards allowed per game) this year.
    • South Florida is averaging 30.2 points per game on offense, which ranks them 63rd in the FBS. On defense, the defense ranks 84th, giving up 28.2 points per game.
    • Despite having a bottom-25 pass defense that ranks 14th-worst in the FBS (279.6 passing yards allowed per game), South Florida has had more success on offense, ranking 51st in the FBS by putting up 252 passing yards per game.
    • On offense, South Florida ranks 40th in the FBS with 183.6 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 46th in rushing yards allowed per contest (118.4).
    • South Florida is averaging a 39.3% third-down percentage on offense (79th in the FBS), and ranks 36th on defense with a 33.8% third-down percentage allowed.
    • South Florida has forced seven total turnovers (53rd in the FBS) this season and have turned it over nine times (102nd in the FBS) for -2a turnover margin of -2, 93rd-ranked in college football.

    South Florida’s Best Players

    • Brown has thrown for 1,223 yards, completing 61% of his passes and tossing nine touchdowns and three interceptions this season. He’s also run for 330 yards (66 ypg) on 89 carries with five rushing touchdowns.
    • Nay’Quan Wright has been handed the ball 70 times this year and racked up 287 yards (57.4 per game) with two touchdowns.
    • Naiem Simmons’ leads his squad with 380 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 20 receptions (out of 31 targets) and scored two touchdowns.
    • Sean Atkins has put together a 331-yard season so far with three touchdowns, reeling in 28 passes on 37 targets.
    • Khafre Brown’s 14 receptions are good enough for 248 yards and two touchdowns.
    • Daquan Evans leads the team with three sacks, and also has seven TFL and 23 tackles.
    • South Florida’s leading tackler, Jhalyn Shuler, has 28 tackles this year.
    • Logan Berryhill has picked off a team-leading two passes. He also has 16 tackles and two passes defended to his name.

    UAB Betting Insights

    • UAB’s ATS record is 3-2-0 this season.
    • UAB is 2-1 against the spread when an underdog by 3.5 points or more this season.
    • The teams have hit the over in three of UAB’s five games with a set total.

    UAB Pick Insights

    • UAB has sputtering defensively, ranking 17th-worst with 433.6 total yards allowed per game. It has been better on the other side of the ball, putting up 418.2 total yards per contest (52nd-ranked).
    • UAB’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit in scoring defense this season, conceding 36 points per game, which ranks 10th-worst in the FBS. Offensively, it ranks 80th with 27 points per contest.
    • UAB’s pass defense ranks 71st in the FBS with 229.2 passing yards allowed per contest, but it has been carried by its offense, which ranks 22nd-best by racking up 294 passing yards per contest.
    • UAB has been struggling to stop the run, ranking 12th-worst with 204.4 rushing yards allowed per game. It has been more productive on the other side of the ball, posting 124.2 rushing yards per contest (102nd-ranked).
    • UAB has been struggling on third down, ranking third-worst with a 54.2% third-down conversion percentage allowed per game. It has been more productive on offense, generating a 43.8% third-down rate (48th-ranked).
    • At +2, UAB owns the 34th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with 10 forced turnovers (14th in the FBS) and eight turnovers committed (83rd in the FBS).

    UAB’s Best Players

    • Jacob Zeno has compiled 1,442 yards (288.4 per game) while completing 75.5% of his passes and recording eight touchdown passes with four interceptions this season. He’s also rushed for 102 yards with three touchdowns.
    • Isaiah Jacobs is his team’s leading rusher with 55 carries for 249 yards, or 49.8 per game. He’s found paydirt three times on the ground, as well.
    • Jermaine Brown Jr. has taken 40 carries and totaled 154 yards with three touchdowns while also gaining 125 yards through the air .
    • Tejhaun Palmer has racked up 231 receiving yards on 20 catches to pace his squad so far this season while scoring one touchdown as a receiver.
    • Amare Thomas has put up a 227-yard season so far with one touchdown. He’s caught 23 passes on 29 targets.
    • Fred Farrier II’s 10 catches (on 16 targets) have netted him 193 yards (38.6 ypg).
    • Kevin Penn paces the team with three sacks, and also has two TFL and 13 tackles.
    • UAB’s top-tackler, Keondre Swoopes, has 29 tackles this year.
    • Chris Bracy leads the team with one interception, while also collecting three tackles and one pass defended.
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