The Old Dominion Monarchs (1 - 5, 0 - 2 CONF) are on the road this week with a game against the UAB Blazers (5 - 1, 2 - 1 CONF). UAB will be hosting this game at the Legion Field in Birmingham, AL. UAB comes into this matchup with a nice win over UTSA in their rearview mirror. Old Dominion comes into this game with a five-game losing streak to their name. UAB will be heavily favored in what could quickly become a blowout.
Old Dominion will be taking to the field in this game with a team that was built for low-scoring outings. Old Dominion is scoring just 17 PPG on offense while surrendering 26 PPG to opposing teams on defense. Old Dominion can't really sling the ball due to the limitations of their QB, Stone Smartt (820 yards, 1 TD, 5 INT). Smartt will need to play a perfect game for Old Dominion to keep this competitive.
UAB takes the field with a high-scoring offense that shouldn't have trouble punishing Old Dominion. UAB is scoring 29 PPG on offense behind QB Tyler Johnston (1,503 yards, 13 TD, 9 INT). If Johnston plays a clean game then expect UAB to walk away with an easy victory. If Johnston struggles with turnovers, Old Dominion might end up keeping this game close.