BALL ST over Uab by 16
After school officials shut down the UAB program at the end of the 2014 season, the Blazers saw over 1000 days go by without an NCAA football game. Despite some early rust, Bill Clark’s team celebrated their rise from the ashes with a big 38-7 win over Alabama (A&M that is) last week. The largest crowd in program history (45,212) cheered along with them in a stadium that normally held crowds of under 10,000 before the shutdown. However, a mark in Game Two for UAB means the celebration is likely to end here today. Clark is 5-3 ATS as a dog with the Blazers, including 3-0 ATS coming off a non-conference clash, but we expect a champagne hangover from the green-and-gold today. Especially against an improved Ball State squad that outplayed Illinois last week – the Cardinals outgained the Illini, 375-216, only to lose 24-21 when BSU had a 54-yard FG blocked as time expired. In addition, a 7-0 SU record over the last seven years in home openers, and a 3-1-1 ATS home mark after battling a Big Ten opponent, sets the tone here.