2019 New Orleans Bowl



Blitzalytics Gambling Guide













UAB Blazers Appalachian State Mountaineers


9-4 (Runner-Up C-USA) 12-1 (SBC Champion)


Offensive PPG (23.6) Offensive PPG (39.4)

Defensive PPG (20.8) Defensive PPG (20.2)


Offensive YPG - 353 (159 Rush, 194 Pass) Offensive YPG - 435 (206 Rush, 229 Pass)

Defensive YPG - 294 (107 Rush, 187 Pass) Defensive YPG - 336 (136 Rush, 200 Pass)


Schedule


Ala. St. 24-19 @Akron 31-20 ETSU 42-7 Charl. 56-41


S. Ala. 35-3 @W. Ky 13-20 @UNC 34-31 Coa. Car. 56-37


Rice 35- 20 @UTSA 33-14 Louis. 17-7 La. Monroe 52-7


Old Dom. 38-14 @ Tenn. 7-30 @S. Ala. 30-3 Ga. Sou. 21-24


@S. Miss. 2-37 UTEP 37-10 S. Car. 20-15 Ga. State 56-27


La. Tech 20-14 @N. Tex. 26-21 Texas St. 35-13 Troy 48-13


Fla. Atl. 6-49 Louis. 45-38


Key Players


T. Johnston 58.1% 1952 yds. 15TD-14INT Z. Thomas 63.3% 2576 yds. 26TD-6INT


S. Brown 136 Carries 527 Yards 5 TDs D. Evans 236 Carries 1323 Yards 17 TDs


A. Watkins 47 Catches 933 Yards 5 TDs T. Hennigan 58 Catches 723 Yards 4 TDs


J. Smith 50 Tack. 15.5 TFL 10 Sacks A. Davis-Gaither 95 Tack. 14 TFL 4.5 Sacks


W. Boler 2 INTs S. Jolley 5 INTs


Injuries


QB - Tyler Johnston - Questionable RB - Daetrich Harrington - Questionable


RB - C. Peeples - Out


WR - C. Sutton - Out


Blitzalytics Analysis


Line App. State (-16.5) Over/Under 48 Against the Spread - UAB (7-6) Florida Atlantic (9-4)


This could be one of the most over-matched bowl games on paper. App. State is a fringe New Year’s Six team if it weren’t for an upset by Georgia Southern. UAB did not beat anyone with real credentials. Their four losses were from the toughest four teams on their schedule (W. Kentucky, S. Miss, Tennessee, and Fla. Atlantic). UAB could be in even more trouble if Tyler Johnston is not available at quarterback.


The Degenerate Menace Says: When you look at the strength of schedule only, the best team that UAB beat all year was Louisiana Tech. App. State has beaten two Power Five schools en-route to a 12-1 record. I have a hard time believing that the score will be that much different from the number that Florida Atlantic put up on UAB in the C-USA Championship game.


Prediction: App. State 40 - UAB 17


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