The UAB Blazers have had a week off and are no doubt ready to get back on the field. The Blazers and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will face off in a Conference USA battle at noon ET on Saturday at Protective Stadium. Given that both teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this matchup. UAB vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Match detail is given below.
Two weeks ago, UAB was within a late touchdown of stealing the win, but they took the “L” against the Rice Owls 30-24. What made the defeat an especially bitter pill for UAB to swallow was that they had been favored by 23.5 points coming into the game. RB DeWayne McBride put forth a good effort for the losing side as he punched in two rushing touchdowns.
UAB vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Meanwhile, it was all tied up 10-10 at halftime, but Louisiana Tech was not quite the Old Dominion Monarchs’ equal in the second half when they met last week. It was a hard-fought contest, but Louisiana Tech had to settle for a 23-20 loss against Old Dominion. No one had a standout game offensively for the Bulldogs, but they got scores from WR Isaiah Graham and RB Marcus Williams Jr..
This next matchup looks promising for the Blazers, who are favored by a full 13.5 points. Those burned by picking them against the spread two weeks ago might want to keep in mind that the team has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.
UAB is now 5-3 while Louisiana Tech sits at 2-6. Two defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: UAB is stumbling into the contest with the 214th most passing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up 13 on the season. The Bulldogs have experienced some passing struggles of their own as they are 236th worst in the nation in passing yards allowed per game, with 314.3 on average. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 12 p.m. ET
- Where: Protective Stadium — Birmingham, Alabama
- TV: CBS Sports Network
- Live Stream: CBSSports.com or fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Watch on your Phone: CBS Sports App
- Watch on Connected TV: CBS Sports App on Roku and Fire TV
- Field Ticket: Get Ticket Here as low as $23
The Blazers are a big 13.5-point favorite against the Bulldogs, according to the latest college football odds.
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UAB have won three out of their last four games against Louisiana Tech.
- Oct 31, 2020 – Louisiana Tech 37 vs. UAB 34
- Nov 23, 2019 – UAB 20 vs. Louisiana Tech 14
- Oct 06, 2018 – UAB 28 vs. Louisiana Tech 7
- Oct 07, 2017 – UAB 23 vs. Louisiana Tech 22