Through 3 Quarters
Down six at the end of last quarter, the UAB Blazers have now snagged the lead. Sitting on a score of 21-13, they have looked like the better team out there today, but there's still one more quarter to play. They have been led by QB Tyler Johnston III, who so far has passed for two TDs and 216 yards on 14 attempts.
Johnston III has led the way so far for UAB, as he has passed for two TDs and 216 yards on 14 attempts. Johnston III's 63-yard touchdown toss to WR Myron Mitchell in the third quarter made for one of the most memorable moments of the afternoon.
The Blazers have been a nightmare for Rice's offensive line with three sacks already. We'll see if UAB can continue to haunt the offensive line.
UAB @ Rice
Current Records: UAB 4-3; Rice 2-2
What to Know
The UAB Blazers are on the road again Saturday and play against the Rice Owls at 1 p.m. ET Dec. 12 at Rice Stadium. Rice should still be feeling good after a victory, while the Blazers will be looking to regain their footing.
UAB fought the good fight in their overtime game against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs six weeks ago but wound up with a less-than-desirable result, falling 37-34. UAB was up 31-17 at the end of the third quarter but couldn't hold on to the lead.
Meanwhile, Rice got themselves on the board against the Marshall Thundering Herd last week, but Marshall never followed suit. The Owls had enough points to win and then some against the Thundering Herd, taking their contest 20 to nothing. Rice's only offensive touchdown came from TE Jordan Myers.
Rice's defense was a force to be reckoned with, as it collected five interceptions. Those interceptions were spread across their defensive unit.
UAB is the favorite in this one, with an expected 7-point margin of victory. But bettors beware: they are only 1-3 against the spread when favored.
The Blazers are now 4-3 while the Owls sit at 2-2. A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: UAB ranks 11th in the nation when it comes to rushing touchdowns allowed, with only five on the season. As for Rice, they enter the matchup with only three passing touchdowns allowed, good for fourth best in the nation.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 1 p.m. ET
- Where: Rice Stadium -- Houston, Texas
- TV: ESPN3.com
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Blazers are a solid 7-point favorite against the Owls, according to the latest college football odds.
Bettors have moved against the Blazers slightly, as the game opened with the Blazers as a 9-point favorite.
UAB have won all of the games they've played against Rice in the last six years.
- Oct 05, 2019 - UAB 35 vs. Rice 20
- Oct 13, 2018 - UAB 42 vs. Rice 0
- Nov 04, 2017 - UAB 52 vs. Rice 21