Utah Tech (1-3) VS Abilene Christian (3-1)

Last Time Out:

Utah Tech and Southern Utah met for the first time as conference foes on the gridiron in 60 years on Saturday night in a renewal of the “Battle for the Ax” rivalry.
However three fourth quarter turnovers doomed the Trailblazers as the Thunderbirds claimed round one of a home-and-home season series, and the axe by a 31-17 decision in the WAC opener for both teams inside Eccles Coliseum.
Joey Hobert lead the way with 105 receiving yards 1 td and Quali Conley had 113 Yds rushing

Now the Trailblazers continue WAC play Hosting Abilene Christian this Saturday night at 7 pm. ACU comes in at 3-1 with the only loss to Missouri 34-17 with all 3 wins coming at home. OverLamar, Prairie View & Western New Mexico.

Utah Tech

The Trailblazers Continue to get off to Slow Starts and the Hot start will be the ticket to a win this week back at home the Blazers Offense is putting up 461 yards per game lead by Kobe Tracy, Joey Hobert and Quali Conley. Meanwhile the defense has been susceptable to the big plays and is giving up 491 yards of offense per game.

UT-Key to winning-Trailblazers will need to be efficient on 3rd down on the season UT is just 18/64 on 3rd down a 28% clip. Protecting Kobe Tracy is paramount as the SUU defense Sacked the QB’s of UT 6 times last week. Defensively the Conerbacks have been in flux and that position has to limite big plays. But the Blazers have to stop the run.

Other Blazers to watch:

Offense -Malachi Fakahua, David Fisher, Deven Osborne,Damani Wilkes
Defense- Syrus Webster, Tyrell Grayson, & Malaki Malaki, Jordan Scott

Abilene Christian University

ACU wants to pound the ground game with Jeremiah Dobbins & Rovaughn Banks the 2 headed rushing attack has combined for 485 yards rushing so far in 4 games this season. QB Maverick Mclvor has completed 56% passing for 682 yards and 5 tds.

ACU- Key to winning– establish balanced offense, Get Kobe Clark in open space, Win the battle in the Trenches.

Other Wilcats to watch:

Offense: Kendall Catalon, Tristian Golightly,

Defense: Tyrin Bradley, Reese Young, Jordan Paup

Prediction: Utah Tech 24, Abilene Christian 23.

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