gtpdd’s UAB Preview

How to Watch

Today’s game is on Stadium. Stadium is one of those weird pseudo-networks that’s always difficult to find how to watch.

Here’s the list of Regional Sports Networks that Stadium claims will air the UAB/Tech game:

  • AT&T Las Vegas
  • AT&T Pittsburgh
  • AT&T Rocky Mountain
  • Fox Sports Arizona
  • Fox Sports Detroit
  • Fox Sports Florida
  • Fox Sports Midwest
  • Fox Sports North
  • Fox Sports Ohio
  • Fox Sports South (Kentucky and North Carolina)
  • Fox Sports Southeast
  • Fox Sports Southwest
  • Fox Sports West
  • Fox Sports Wisconsin
  • Marquee Sports Network
  • MASN 2
  • MSG Network
  • ROOT Sports Northwest

Games can also be streamed on the Stadium Plus channel if you have YouTube TV, FuboTV, or MobiTV.

Unlike previous games on Stadium, it does not look like the game will be a free stream on the Stadium website, or on social media.

Other People’s Predictions

  • ESPN FPI: Tech has a 26.8% chance to win
  • Massey: Tech has a 46% chance to win, UAB wins 27-24
  • Vegas: UAB wins by 11.5
  • SP+: UAB wins 31-19
  • BleedTechBlue: UAB wins, 23-19
  • NCAA14 Simulation: Tech wins, 27-10

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What to Watch For

Nathan: As Tech fans, all eyes will be on the Bulldog offensive line. Last week’s loss to UTSA marked the fourth straight game with O-Line issues.

Is this something Tech can improve before the end of the season? Or do we just need to accept it and gameplan around it?

Why you should Hate UAB

Evan: Do we really need to tell you? They’re dirty, they’re gross, they beat us in football, and WORST of all, they lost to ULL last week. GROSS. 

Hot Taek

Evan: Tech will score another defensive touchdown, and it will again be the only touchdown of a half.

Kathryn (Evan’s wife): Evan’s going to be distracted because his needy wife just had surgery.

Daniel S: There will be exactly 5 turnovers. 

Nathan: Westin Elliot will enter the game at some point.

Final Prediction

Evan: Bill Clark LOVES to play nasty, low scoring football. Blah blah defense wins championships and whatnot. The thing is, this year Tech is also playing ugly football – not necessarily by choice, but because our OL is ridiculously bad. So which brand of boring, ugly football will win? The purposefully built, recruited, and designed ugly of UAB? Or the U-G-L-Y, you aint got no alibi ugly of Tech? It feels to me like this is a game that neither team will really want to win. With that being said,

Tech loses, 23-18

Kathryn: I think it’s going to be bad, based on the fear in Evan’s eyes. What…? He asked! If there’s one thing I’ve learned watching Evan watch Tech, it’s that anything can happen.

Tech loses, 42-17

Daniel: Let’s be honest I’m aggressively unoptimistic right now. If there ever was a game in conference that felt like a bonafide body bag game, this is probably it. Will I watch it with nothing but hope? Yes. If we manage to win, will I say I believed from the beginning? You are God damned right I will! With that being said, expect this to be an ugly offensive output from both sides with a lot of turnovers. Prepare to not be entertained.

Tech Loses, 27-13

Nathan: This is the third-ish week in a row that my thoughts have been the same: this is a great football team if the offensive line can figure it out. The past couple of weeks, I figured that wasn’t too big of an “if.” It was only a matter of time before everyone was healthy and playing like the unit we know they can be.

I’m no longer as optimistic about the line. But first-half play-calling found a way to be successful despite this. The Bulldogs fell apart in the second half, but I believe Skip Holtz will find a way to get enough points on the board to keep up with UAB’s not-very-good offense.

Tech wins, 27-24

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