Everybody wants to know how Southern Miss players are holding up during their five-game losing streak.
The Golden Eagles (2-6, 0-4 Conference USA) are preparing to host Alabama-Birmingham (2-6, 1-3).
The Southern Miss offense under first-year coach Larry Fedora is ranked 18th in the nation. But the defense, always the team's strength under former coach Jeff Bower, can't stop anyone.
The unit is 104th overall (436 yards per game). As Southern Miss tumbles, UAB coaches and players see an opportunity that doesn't come along very often. The Blazers are 0-8 against the Golden Eagles, but can envision leaving Hattiesburg on Saturday with their first series victory.
UAB had a rough start. The Blazers lost six of their first seven games and didn't pick up their first win until two weeks ago against Marshall. With a bye week to prepare, UAB has had plenty of time to dissect Southern Miss' struggling defense.
Kickoff is 7 p.m.
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