UAB over NORTH TEXAS by 7
Looks like Shame Bags are in order for coach Seth Littrell and his not-soMean Green after they fell to pitiful Rice last week, 20-14, and dropped
out of the 2019 bowl hunt. So how in the world did these guys open as
chalk over UAB today? True to form, the public went after that opening
line like Ian Ziering after a sharknado, and it’s now hovering at UAB -3.
We had a hard time envisioning the firebreathers as dogs in this matchup given their penchant for winning big games under HC Bill Clark. And
from where we sit, only one side has a reason to play this afternoon.
The Blazers are in a 3-way tie in the CUSA West chase, and a win here
coupled with a Southern Miss loss at FAU wraps it up for the boys from
Birmingham. The Lean Green snapped a 3-year bowl skein this season and
enter today’s season-ender 1-3 SUATS and ITS in their last four games.
They’ve also failed to cash in three straight versus the Blazers. Good luck
to the camera operators trying to find some semblance of a crowd at
Apogee Stadium this afternoon.
KANSAS ST over Iowa State by 7
Talk about scary bad series numbers: the Cyclones are a horrendous
1-13 SU in their last 14 contests against K-State in Manhattan and
just 1-11 SU their last 12 overall games versus the Cats. They’ve also
allowed 400-plus yards in 4 of their last five games. Meanwhile,
KSU is 6-2 SUATS as an underdog in Last Home Games, including
3-0 SUATS the last three, and 5-1 ATS when coming off a win. The
Wildcats started the season with back-to-back 500-yard games for
the first time in school history and have been a handful ever since.
A 42-38 loss in the season finale at Iowa State last year denied KSU
a bowl bid in Bill Snyder’s career closer, so this one’s for Pops. THE
CLINCHER: Head coach Chris Kleiman is 28-4 SU in his last 32