UAB Blazers vs Marshall Thundering Herd 12/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

UAB Blazers vs Marshall Thundering Herd 12/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The UAB Blazers will be banging helmets against the Marshall Thundering Herd at the Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington on Friday, December 18, 2020, at 7:00 PM ET. The Alabama-Birmingham Blazers beat the Rice Owls 21-16 in their game, Saturday. UAB topped all teams in the Conference USA West Division with a 5-3 overall standing and a +54 point-difference. The Blazers were left behind at the half by 7-13, but managed to catch-up after the break and outscored Rice 14-3, for the win for a ticket to the C-USA title match.

UAB’s QB Tyler Johnston III completed 50% of his attempted passes for 217 yards and scored 2 touchdowns for the win. Johnston also rushed for 41 yards on 7 carries while Larry Wooden carried the ball 11 times for 33 yards in the winning effort. Myron Mitchell caught 1 pass for 63 yards and earned 1 touchdown while Samario Rudolph had 1 reception for 42 yards and landed a touchdown for the Blazers. Jordan Smith and Kristopher Moll led UAB’s defensive line with 7 tackles apiece and a combined 3.5 sacks in the secondary.

UAB Blazers vs Marshall Thundering Herd Predictions 12/18/2020

The Marshall Thundering Herd canceled their final game in the regular season versus Charlotte due to injuries and COVID-19 concerns. In their recent stint, Marshall suffered their lone defeat from the hands of the Rice Owls at 0-20 and concluded the regular season with a 7-1 overall standing. The Thundering Herd finished the C-USA East Division tour at first place with a 4-1 conference record on a +61 point-difference and acquired the right in the conference title game on Friday against the UAB Blazers. Marshall recorded an impressive defense that allowed an average of just 11.4 points per match for the year.

QB Grant Wells strived hard in his offense with 18 of his 35 passes for 165 yards and 5 interceptions in the losing effort. Brenden Knox carried the ball 20 times for 76 yards while Talik Keaton caught 7 passes for 48 yards in leading the Thundering Herd for the loss. Tavante Beckett started 8 total tackles with 1.0 sack while Eli Neal had 4 solo tackles and 11 assisted tackles with 0.5 sack in the secondary. Rasheen Ali returned 4 passes caught for 76 yards.

UAB Blazers vs. Marshall Thundering Herd. The NCAAF Pick for this game is Marshall -5.5. Alabama-Birmingham ranked 58th in offense and 35th on defense while Marshall ranked 20th in offense and 4th on defense. Though the Thundering Herd canceled their regular season’s final tour due to injuries and COVID-19 issues, Marshall retained their best defensive team title in the C-USA and one of the best in the league with 11.4 points allowed per outing. Marshall is 9-0 SU in their last 9 games at home. Final Score Prediction, the Marshall Thundering Herd will win and cover ATS at 24-17.

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UAB Blazers vs Marshall Thundering Herd 12/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAF Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET

Location: Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, WV

Date: Friday, December 18, 2020


NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Marshall Thundering Herds -5.5

NCAAF Totals: 42

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