Scores

Final

Troy 39

(1-0, 1-0 away)

UAB 29

(0-1, 0-1 home)

12:00 PM ET, September 1, 2012

Legion Field, BIRMINGHAM, AL

1 2 3 4 T
TROY 10 7 8 1439
UAB 0 7 10 1229

Top Performers

Passing: J. Perry (UAB) - 317 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: S. Southward (TROY) - 28 CAR, 204 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: C. Reeves (TROY) - 6 REC, 125 YDS, 1 TD

Troy 39, UAB 29

Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Shawn Southward ran for a career-high 204 yards and three touchdowns as Troy defeated Alabama-Birmingham 39-29 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams.

Troy's win spoiled Garrick McGee's head coaching debut for UAB.

UAB's Jonathan Perry threw for 307 yards and two touchdowns but had two costly turnovers in the fourth quarter. Both led to Troy touchdowns.

With Troy up 25-23, De'Von Terry intercepted a Perry pass and the Trojans capped it off with a 25-yard touchdown pass from Corey Robinson to B.J. Chitty. On UAB's first play of the next drive, Perry was hit by Troy's Tyler Roberts and fumbled. Tony Davis recovered inside the 10-yard line.

After an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against UAB, Southward scored from 5 yards out.

Robinson hit 12 of 21 passes for 184 yards and two touchdowns. Chip Reeves had six catches for a career-high 125 yards and a 55-yard touchdown reception.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TROY
UAB
1st Downs1923
Total Yards453459
Passing191325
Rushing262134
Penalties11-1079-47
3rd Down Conversions5-138-16
4th Down Conversions0-00-2
Turnovers24
Possession28:4731:13

Passing Leaders

TroyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Robinson12/211848.820
UABC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Perry18/333179.621

Rushing Leaders

TroyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Southward282047.3355
Albert8506.3016
UABCARYDSAVGTDLG
Reaves11484.4011
Perry13463.5112

Receiving Leaders

TroyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Reeves612520.8155
Chitty12525.0125
UABRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams615726.2047
Hearn710815.4028

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTROYUAB
FG11:52Will Scott 44 Yd 30
TD01:19Shawn Southward 1 Yd Run (Will Scott Kick) 100
SECOND QUARTERTROYUAB
TD12:08Chip Reeves 55 Yd Pass From Corey Robinson (Will Scott Kick) 170
TD00:34Greg Franklin 21 Yd Pass From Jonathan Perry (Ty Long Kick) 177
THIRD QUARTERTROYUAB
TD13:31Dontavius Jackson 9 Yd Run (Ty Long Kick) 1714
SF05:15- Team 1914
FG02:20Ty Long 27 Yd 1917
TD01:22Shawn Southward 7 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 2517
FOURTH QUARTERTROYUAB
TD12:15Jonathan Perry 1 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2523
TD06:53B.J. Chitty 25 Yd Pass From Corey Robinson (Will Scott Kick) 3223
TD06:29Shawn Southward 5 Yd Run (Will Scott Kick) 3923
TD03:45Jamarcus Nelson 24 Yd Pass From Jonathan Perry (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 3929