The 5-5 UAB Blazers are traveling to Baton Rouge for a date with the LSU Tigers this weekend. This is a team that could be in a totally different situation if one or two drives went the other way, as all five of UAB’s losses were by one possession.
Therefore, LSU shouldn’t overlook the Blazers based on their record. UAB will come to play on Saturday night, and it would love to spoil LSU’s College Football Playoff chances by raining on its Senior Night parade.
UAB will come into the game with nothing to lose and everything to gain. It needs one more win to clinch a spot in a bowl game and that win either has to come against LSU or Louisiana Tech. Vincent, an interim coach, may need a win of this magnitude at this point to have any shot at the full-time job.
He said his Blazers won’t be deterred by the odds, which are stacked against them.
“But, we realize that we’re going into Tiger Stadium in a night game. They’re ranked sixth in the country, they’re going to probably play for the SEC Championship, and this is a game that our players, this football team, we’re not gonna back down,” Bryant Vincent said.
UAB isn’t backing down, but the LSU Tigers aren’t either. The two squads face off on Saturday night at 8 p.m. CT in the final home game of the season in Death Valley.