Who's Playing

Western Kentucky @ UAB

Current Records: Western Kentucky 1-3; UAB 3-1

What to Know

The UAB Blazers have had a week off and are no doubt ready to get back on the field. UAB and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will face off in a Conference USA battle at 1:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Legion Field. The Blazers will be strutting in after a win while WKU will be stumbling in from a defeat.

UAB beat the UTSA Roadrunners 21-13 two weeks ago. RB Spencer Brown was the offensive standout of the game for UAB, picking up 144 yards on the ground on 26 carries. Brown's longest run was for 73 yards in the first quarter.

UAB's defense was a presence as well, as it got past UTSA's offensive line to sack the QB four times. It was a group effort with four picking up one sack apiece.

Meanwhile, things couldn't have gone much worse for the Hilltoppers as they lost 38-14 to the Marshall Thundering Herd last week. WKU was down 38-7 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. Western Kentucky's loss came about despite a quality game from QB Kevaris Thomas, who passed for one TD and 148 yards on 18 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 30 yards.

UAB is the favorite in this one, with an expected 13.5-point margin of victory. Against the spread, they have been house darlings this year with a chancy 1-3 ATS record.

UAB is now 3-1 while WKU sits at a mirror-image 1-3. The Blazers are 1-1 after wins this season, and the Hilltoppers are 1-1 after losses.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 1:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Legion Field -- Birmingham,, Alabama
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $49.00


The Blazers are a big 13.5-point favorite against the Hilltoppers, according to the latest college football odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Blazers as a 12.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Western Kentucky won the only game these two teams have played in the last four years.

  • Sep 28, 2019 - Western Kentucky 20 vs. UAB 13