UAB vs Jacksonville State Football Today Live Stream Free Wednesday,1 September 2021
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How to watch Jacksonville State vs. UAB football game
Last Season Records: Jacksonville State 10-3; UAB 6-3
What to Know
The UAB Blazers will play against a Division II opponent, the Jacksonville State Gamecocks, in an early-season tune-up Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET at Cramton Bowl. While the Blazers were not exactly top dog last year, they did wrap up the year with a winning record of 6-3.
UAB is the favorite in this one, with an expected 16-point margin of victory. A victory is hardly a sure thing, especially this early in the season, so expect a good game.
How To Watch
When: Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: Cramton Bowl -- Montgomery, Alabama
Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
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The Blazers are a big 16-point favorite against the Gamecocks, according to the latest college football odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Blazers, as the game opened with the Blazers as a 14.5-point favorite.
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This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.This year's final cutdown day was already going to be different. Typically, the NFL's deadline for teams to announce their 53-man rosters took place on the Saturday before the first week of the regular season. By the time most NFL fans had finished their first cup of coffee, teams would make their initial cuts before releasing their first 53-man roster sometime in the mid-afternoon.
Things are different in 2021. With the advent of the 17-game season, the NFL's final cutdown day was moved to a weekday. Instead of Saturday morning mayhem, NFL fans experienced their version of Super Tuesday, a term usually reserved for election Tuesdays. Several teams made moves that made national headlines, while other teams managed to mostly stay out of the limelight. No team, however, was able to avoid making at least one or two tough decisions. Players who did not make their team's roster will now look to either find a spot on another roster or find a home on a practice squad.
Now that the 4 p.m. deadline has passed, let's take a look at each team's most notable roster cut. We've also included several trades that went down throughout the course of the day.
UAB vs. Jacksonville State odds, line: 2021 college football picks, Week 1 predictions from proven expert
SportsLine's Emory Hunt has revealed his college football picks for Jacksonville State vs. UAB on Wednesday
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are set to kick off their second season of the calendar year when they take on the UAB Blazers in a non-conference opener on Wednesday. The Gamecocks participated in the alternate FCS spring schedule, after playing just four games last fall due to the coronavirus pandemic. Jacksonville State was 3-1 last fall, and finished the spring with a 7-2 mark. UAB closed out 2020 with a 6-3 record, including 3-1 in the Conference-USA West Division. The Blazers defeated Marshall 22-13 in the C-USA Championship Game, their second conference title in the past three years.
Kickoff from the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala., is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. This will be the sixth meeting between the schools, with UAB holding a 3-2 edge in the series. The Blazers are 14.5-point favorites in the latest UAB vs. Jacksonville State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 47.5. Before making any Jacksonville State vs. UAB picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine's Emory Hunt.
Hunt is the founder and CEO of Football Gameplan, which has been supplying analysis of all levels of football since 2007, and a former running back at Louisiana-Lafayette. He knows the game from a player's perspective.
Hunt went 178-149 on his college football picks over the past two seasons, returning $1,477 to $100 players. Anybody who has been following him is way up.
Now, he has set his sights on UAB vs. Jacksonville State. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college football odds and trends for Jacksonville State vs. UAB:
UAB vs. Jacksonville State spread: UAB -14.5
UAB vs. Jacksonville State over-under: 47.5 points
UAB vs. Jacksonville State money line: UAB -650, Jacksonville State +450
UAB: The Blazers return 17 starters, including nine on defense and eight on offense
JSU: The Gamecocks have had 18 consecutive seasons at .500 or better, tied with James Madison for the longest active streak in the FCS.
Why UAB can cover
The Blazers return 11 seniors who will utilize their extra year of eligibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Of those, seven are All-Conference USA performers, and include All-American safety/linebacker Kristopher Moll. Moll led the Blazers in tackles in 2020 with 59, including 40 solo. He also registered two sacks for 14 yards and broke up two passes. His best game was an 11-tackle performance at Miami on Sept. 10, which included seven solo stops.
Redshirt junior Tyler Johnston III returns after leading UAB to two Conference-USA titles as the starting quarterback. In five games last season, Johnston completed 57 of 97 passes (58.8 percent) for 843 yards and seven touchdowns. He was intercepted just once and had a rating of 153. In the conference title game win, he completed 12 of 22 passes for 252 yards and two touchdowns. Johnston is 13-5 as UAB's starting quarterback.
Why Jacksonville State can cover
Despite that, the Blazers are not a lock to cover the UAB vs. Jacksonville State spread. That's because the Gamecocks are also coming off a conference championship, winning the Ohio Valley Conference with a 6-1 mark this spring. It was their 24th conference crown in the school's football history. Jacksonville State advanced to the FCS spring playoffs, where they lost to fifth-ranked Delaware 20-14 on May 2. They join the Atlantic Sun Conference this season.
Redshirt senior quarterback Zerrick Cooper enters the game needing just 161 yards to pass Eli Jenkins as the Gamecocks' all-time leading passer. Jenkins threw for 7,652 yards from 2013-16. Cooper started all four games in the fall, completing 54 of 81 passes (66.7 percent) for 671 yards and a touchdown, before being sidelined with a season-ending injury against Florida International. Cooper was named to the Phil Steele FCS All-American second team as well as the All-OVC team in his third season at quarterback for the Gamecocks.