UAB over Tu­lane by 6

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Af­ter wax­ing ul­tra-light­weight Sa­van­nah State, 52-0, in their sea­son opener, the Blaz­ers paid the price in a 47-24 loss as 8.5-point fa­vorites against Coastal Carolina last week. UAB ac­tu­ally led that game, 24-20, at the half but al­lowed 27 unan­swered points in the sec­ond stanza to pull de­feat out of the jaws of vic­tory. Ex­pect a bounce-back to­day, though, as a 25-10 ATS mark as home dogs – in­clud­ing when com­ing off a loss – is def­i­nitely our cup of tea. Tu­lane has some tal­ented skill po­si­tion play­ers on of­fense, in­clud­ing QB Jonathan Banks, RB Corey Dauphine (152 yards on the ground last week ver­sus Ni­cholls State) and WR Ter­ren En­calade, who caught two long TD passes in the opener against Wake For­est. How­ever, the de­fense has been hor­ri­ble, al­low­ing 953 yards in their first two con­tests (ranked 111th in the na­tion among 128 teams). The chalk in this se­ries has not fared well, go­ing 1-5 SUATS in the last 6 meet­ings and we look for that trend to con­tinue at Le­gion Field to­day as UAB tries to blaze its way back to a bowl game.

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