Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Best Preview: Blazers and Cougars 12/18/2021

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Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Best Preview Blazers and Cougars 12-18-2021

Blazers and Cougars 12/18/2021 – The UAB Blazers finished second in the C-USA West to punch their ticket to the Independence Bowl against the BYU Cougars. Both teams will kick off at the Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Cougars were one of the top teams in the Independents (FBS) that finished second in their regular season. The Cougars entered this game riding a hot five-game winning streak. BYU will look forward to dominating the Blazers with their potential offense, but this is going to be a tough call between both teams. The best college football betting picks are flourishing online with all the odds and lines of this exciting game.

Blazers and Cougars 12/18/2021

When: Saturday, December 18, 3:30 PM ET
Where: Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana
Stream: Sofascore
Blazers and Cougars 12/18/2021
Blazers +8.5 (-107) 55.5 o (-107) +274
Cougars -8.5 (-107) 55.5 u (-107) -316
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The UAB Blazers finished their conference with a 6-2 record and won eight of their 12 overall games. The Blazers came off an important victory in their last game against the UTEP Miners as they scored 42 and gave up only 25 in return. QB Dylan Hopkins is completing close to 65 percent of his passing attempts with 15 TDs in a span of 2085 passing yards. RaJae Johnson-Sanders managed to complete 23 receptions in total. The Blazers are touching an average of 176.7 yards per game.

Players to watch: D. Hopkins QB (CMP 136, ATT 212, YDS 2085, CMP% 64.2, AVG 9.8, LNG 74, TD 15, INT 6, SACK 28, SYL -205, RTG 164.5), T. Johnston III QB (CMP 27, ATT 49, YDS 408, CMP% 55.1, AVG 8.3, LNG 46, TD 2, INT 3, SACK 4, SYL -23, RTG 126.3), D. McBride RB (ATT 176, YDS 1188, AVG 6.8, LNG 67, TD 12), J. Brown Jr. RB (ATT 115, YDS 584, AVG 5.1, LNG 59, TD 7), T. Shropshire WR (REC 25, YDS 682, AVG 27.3, LNG 74, TD 6).


The Cougars defeated the USC Trojans in their final regular-season game and improved their overall record to 10-2. The Cougars scored 35 and gave up only 31 in return. BYU has Jaren Hall converting close to 64 percent of his passing attempts. Hall has covered 2583 passing yards with 20 TDs and five interceptions. Tyler Allgeier is the leader with 1414 yards and 20 TDs. The Cougars have Ben Bywater as their leader in tackles with 93 and are giving up a total of 24.3 points from the defensive end.

Players to watch: J. Hall QB (CMP 189, ATT 296, YDS 2583, CMP% 63.9, AVG 8.7, LNG 67, TD 20, INT 5, SACK 13, SYL -100, RTG 156.1, ATT 62, YDS 307, AVG 5, LNG 56, TD 3), B. Romney QB (CMP 41, ATT 57, YDS 584, CMP% 71.9, AVG 10.2, LNG 55, TD 6, INT 0, SACK 2, SYL -13, RTG 192.7), T. Allgeier RB (ATT 249, YDS 1414, AVG 5.7, LNG 67, TD 20), P. Nacua WR (REC 42, YDS 796, AVG 19, LNG 55, TD 6).

Blazers and Cougars Betting Numbers



Alabama-Birmingham are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Alabama-Birmingham’s last 5 games.
Blazers are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games.
Alabama-Birmingham are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
Alabama-Birmingham are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Independents (FBS) conference.


Brigham Young are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Brigham Young’s last 15 games.
Brigham Young are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
Brigham Young are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brigham Young’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Conference USA conference.

Blazers and Cougars Betting Picks

The expert college football picks have predicted the Cougars to take out the Blazers in this game. The Cougars seem to have their defense intact with some of the top running back players on their squad. Back the Cougars to win with a 35-30 final score.