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    One of the best rushers in college football will be on display when Alex Tecza and the Navy Midshipmen (3-5) host the UAB Blazers (3-6) on Saturday, November 11, 2023.

    The Midshipmen are underdogs, but by less than a field goal (+2.5), against the Blazers (with an over/under of 53 points).

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    Game Info for UAB vs. Navy

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 11, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
    • Location: Annapolis, Maryland
    • Stadium: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
    UAB vs Navy Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    UAB -2.5 -111 -109 53 -110 -110 -137 +114

    UAB Pick Insights

    • UAB’s ATS record is 5-4-0 this season.
    • When it has played as at least 2.5-point favorites this season, UAB is 1-0 against the spread.
    • Six of UAB’s nine games with a set total have hit the over (66.7%).

    UAB Stats & Insights

    • While UAB ranks 19th-worst in the FBS in total defense with 426.1 yards allowed per game, it’s been a different situation on offense, as the Blazers rank 23rd-best in the FBS (450.9 yards per game).
    • With 38.1 points allowed per game on defense, which ranks worst in the FBS, UAB has been forced to lean on their 44th-ranked offense (30.8 points per contest) to keep them competitive.
    • UAB ranks 60th in pass defense this season (226.1 passing yards allowed per game), but has been playing really well on offense, ranking 12th-best in the FBS with 303.3 passing yards per game.
    • UAB has the 82nd-ranked rushing offense this season (147.6 rushing yards per game), and has been less effective on defense, ranking seventh-worst with 200 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • In addition to a 51.7% third-down percentage allowed on defense, which ranks worst in the FBS, UAB has posted the 68th-ranked third-down percentage (39%) on offense.
    • With 14 forced turnovers (43rd in the FBS) against 18 turnovers committed (121st in the FBS), UAB (-4) owns the 100th-ranked turnover margin in college football.

    UAB’s Best Players

    • Jacob Zeno has thrown for 2,389 yards (265.4 ypg) to lead UAB, completing 75.4% of his passes and recording 17 touchdown passes compared to seven interceptions this season. He’s also contributed in the ground game with 145 rushing yards on 70 carries with four rushing touchdowns.
    • The team’s top rusher, Jermaine Brown Jr., has carried the ball 105 times for 479 yards (53.2 per game) and nine touchdowns. He’s proven to be a dual threat, racking up 343 receiving yards on 30 catches with one touchdown through the air.
    • Isaiah Jacobs has racked up 249 yards on 55 attempts, scoring three times.
    • Tejhaun Palmer’s team-leading 609 yards as a receiver have come on 36 catches (out of 51 targets) with five touchdowns.
    • Amare Thomas has caught 44 passes for 388 yards (43.1 yards per game) and three touchdowns this year.
    • Kevin Penn has collected four sacks to pace the team, while also recording three TFL and 23 tackles.
    • UAB’s leading tackler, Michael Moore, has 45 tackles, four TFL, and one sack this year.
    • BJ Mayes has picked off a team-leading two passes. He also has 24 tackles and three passes defended to his name.

    Navy Betting Insights

    • Navy has covered the spread twice in seven opportunities this year.
    • Navy is 1-1-1 against the spread when an underdog by 2.5 points or more this season.
    • Three of Navy’s seven games with a set total have hit the over (42.9%).

    Navy Pick Insights

    • Navy’s offense has been bottom-25 in total offense this season, putting up 300.3 total yards per game, which ranks 10th-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 67th with 373.5 total yards surrendered per contest.
    • Navy has not been getting things done on offense, ranking 12th-worst in the FBS with 18.3 points per game. It has been better defensively, giving up 23.4 points per contest (51st-ranked).
    • Navy ranks second-worst in passing yards per game (102.8), but it has been more effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 93rd in the FBS with 239.3 passing yards surrendered per contest.
    • Navy’s run offense has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 21st-best in the FBS with 197.5 rushing yards per game. In terms of defense, it is ceding 134.3 rushing yards per game, which ranks 52nd.
    • On the offensive side of the ball, Navy is a bottom-25 unit on third down, posting a 27.6% third-down conversion rate (fourth-worst). On the bright side, it is excelling on the other side of the ball, giving up a 32.7% third-down rate (24th-best).
    • Navy owns a top-25 turnover margin this season, ranking second-best at +12.

    Navy’s Best Players

    • Tai Lavatai leads Navy with 522 yards on 40-of-75 passing with four touchdowns compared to two interceptions this season. He has chipped in with 171 rushing yards (21.4 ypg) on 56 carries while scoring two touchdowns on the ground.
    • Tecza is his team’s leading rusher with 82 carries for 547 yards, or 68.4 per game. He’s found paydirt four times on the ground, as well.
    • Dabe Fofana has taken 57 carries and totaled 235 yards with one touchdown.
    • Eli Heidenreich’s 241 receiving yards (30.1 yards per game) are best on his team. He has nine catches on 19 targets with four touchdowns.
    • Brandon Chatman has put together a 186-yard season so far. He’s caught 11 passes on 18 targets.
    • Nathan Kent has racked up 77 reciving yards (9.6 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
    • Will Harbour has collected three sacks to lead the team, while also recording three TFL and 56 tackles.
    • Colin Ramos, Navy’s tackle leader, has 66 tackles, one TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Rayuan Lane leads the team with three interceptions, while also putting up 41 tackles, one TFL, 0.5 sacks, and five passes defended.

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