Scores

Final

UAB 20

(1-6, 0-3 C-USA)

Houston 45

(3-3, 2-0 American)

Coverage: CBS Sports Network

8:00 PM ET, October 9, 2008

Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX

1 2 3 4 T
UAB 3 17 0 020
HOU 0 3 21 2145

Top Performers

Passing: C. Keenum (HOU) - 360 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: B. Beall (HOU) - 12 CAR, 107 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Carrier (HOU) - 7 REC, 108 YDS, 1 TD

Houston 45, UAB 20

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Case Keenum threw for 360 yards and two touchdowns as Houston rallied to score six touchdowns in the second half to beat Alabama-Birmingham 45-20 Thursday night.

Keenum, who went 24-for-36, threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Tyron Carrier and a 70-yard TD pass to Patrick Edwards as the Cougars (3-3, 2-0 Conference USA) erased a 20-3 halftime deficit and scored 42 straight points in the second half.

Bryce Beall rushed 12 times for 108 yards for the Cougars, who had 375 yards of total offense in the second half after getting only 174 in the first half.

UAB quarterback Joe Webb completed 24 of his 40 passes for 234 yards and a touchdown and also had 25 carries for a team-high 72 yards and one touchdown on the ground.

The Blazers (1-6, 0-3 C-USA) dominated the first half as Webb carried the ball 16 times for 86 yards, but Houston's defense shut him down in the second half. He gave UAB a 10-0 lead just 37 seconds into the first quarter with a 3-yard run.

After Ben Bell got Houston its first points with a 35-yard field goal with 1:27 left in the first half, the Blazers answered with a quick 80-yard scoring drive capped by a 21-yard touchdown pass from Webb to tight end Zach Lankford.

The Cougars regrouped at halftime and scored 21 points in each the third and fourth quarters en route to their second straight win after losing three straight.

The comeback equaled Houston's largest in a win. They also came back from 17 down in a 36-31 win against Texas A&M in 1990.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UAB
HOU
1st Downs1820
Total Yards352549
Passing234417
Rushing118132
Penalties7-853-23
3rd Down Conversions2-164-14
4th Down Conversions0-21-3
Turnovers31
Possession34:3425:26

Passing Leaders

UABC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Webb24/402345.913
HoustonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Keenum24/3636010.020

Rushing Leaders

UABCARYDSAVGTDLG
Webb25722.9117
Slaughter8445.5022
HoustonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Beall121078.9178
Kohn6274.5119

Receiving Leaders

UABRECYDSAVGTDLG
Forrest88410.5038
Carter47418.5038
HoustonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Carrier710815.4135
Edwards59318.6170

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUABHOU
FG10:47Swayze Waters 50 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERUABHOU
TD14:23Joe Webb 3 Yd Run (Swayze Waters Kick) 100
FG09:36Swayze Waters 23 Yd 130
FG01:27Ben Bell 35 Yd 133
TD00:21Zach Lankford 21 Yd Pass From Joe Webb (Swayze Waters Kick) 203
THIRD QUARTERUABHOU
TD10:24Tyron Carrier 14 Yd Pass From Case Keenum (Ben Bell Kick) 2010
TD06:35Andre Kohn 3 Yd Run (Ben Bell Kick) 2017
TD01:28Brandon Brinkley 35 Yd Interception Return (Ben Bell Kick) 2024
FOURTH QUARTERUABHOU
TD14:47Patrick Edwards 70 Yd Pass From Case Keenum (Ben Bell Kick) 2031
TD12:19Bryce Beall 2 Yd Run (Ben Bell Kick) 2038
TD07:14Case Keenum 1 Yd Run (Ben Bell Kick) 2045