Uab over COASTAL CAROLINA by 3

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With Con­way perched a few miles from the At­lantic Ocean, we have a hard time be­liev­ing that Coastal Carolina fans are go­ing to pass up a late-sum­mer Satur­day at Myr­tle Beach to bust a sweat cheer­ing for the Chan­ti­cleers – es­pe­cially after the banty roost­ers got cock-blocked by South Carolina in last week’s sea­son opener, 49-15. But one loss does not a sea­son ruin, and we think a time change to a 7:00 pm start tonight will give boost­ers plenty of time for a day at the beach be­fore de­scend­ing on Brooks Sta­dium. That and the fact that well-liked CCU head coach Joe Moglia will make his first ap­pear­ance on the Chan­ti­cleers side­lines at home in well over a year. In­vad­ing UAB went 8-5 in 2017’s Res­ur­rec­tion Tour and the Blazers didn’t skip a beat to open 2018, blank­ing bare­foot Sa­van­nah State last week, 52-0. With 17 starters back and a bal­anced of­fen­sive at­tack that saw Bill Clark’s team gain 285 yards rush­ing and 263 yards pass­ing against SSU, the Birm­ing­ham Blazers could be some­thing spe­cial this sea­son. But we’ll see first if they past this test in a tough venue against a coach that doesn’t take well to be­ing roughed up. The Joe-less Chan­ti­cleers lost at UAB as 1.5-point dogs last year, 30-23, and are get­ting quite a few more points tonight. Note that Moglia’s Coastal Carolina squads have av­er­aged at least 34 PPG in ev­ery sea­son he’s guided them. Be care­ful here.

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