The UAB Blazer Football team just took apart Rice in Houston 42-0 and did it in dominating fashion. The line in this game was -16.5 in the Blazers’ favor.
Oddsmakers likely just did not know if last week’s domination in the second half was the UAB we would see today, or the one that lost to Coastal Carolina. AJ Erdely started last week 0-12 but he looked like the man who went 20/21 last year against the Owls this afternoon.
- Erdley: 11 of 17 274 yards 2 TDs 238.9 rating
Two of his first four passes went for TDs, including a 95-yard pass to Xavier Ubosi, who was too much for the Owl secondary. Ultimately Erdley’s 11 completions went for six first-downs and two TDs.
Back to Ubusi: Xavier had four grabs for 196 and two scores on four targets. Nearly everyone got in on the run game later, when things were far in control. UAB continued their rushing dominance, putting up 208 on 45 carries. It would have been more if it was necessary, but it was not.
Have a day Xavier Ubosi!
— Conference USA (@ConferenceUSA) October 13, 2018
The Blazers outgained Rice 482 to 186, including 7.5 yards per play and 4.6 per rush.
Rice, who had struggled last week offensively against UTSA, did no better and seemingly got worse. They did not manage even the three points they did against the Roadrunners. This was the first shut out since 2000, against TCU.
For the Blazers, this was the first shut out since 2008 against UCF.
UAB faces North Texas at home next week in a game that could all but sew up the division for the home team. North Texas is currently playing USM in Denton and has the one loss to LT on the 29th. Getting a nice little workout but keeping everyone fresh for the game bodes well for the Blazer fortunes.