Scores

Final

UAB 45

(1-7, 0-4 C-USA)

Tulane 55

(2-6, 2-2 American)

3:30 PM ET, October 27, 2012

Superior Dome, Marquette, MI

1 2 3 4 T
UAB 7 10 14 1445
TULN 14 17 7 1755

Top Performers

Passing: R. Griffin (TULN) - 466 YDS, 5 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Reaves (UAB) - 21 CAR, 166 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: R. Grant (TULN) - 6 REC, 184 YDS, 2 TD

Tulane 55, UAB 45

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- Ryan Griffin threw for 466 yards and five touchdowns Saturday as Tulane defeated Alabama-Birmingham 55-45 in Conference USA play.

Griffin, who missed three weeks because of a shoulder injury, has topped 300 passing yards in Tulane's last three games. He has completed 79 of 118 passes, for 10 touchdowns and one interception during that span.

Griffin's 15-yard touchdown pass to Xavier Rush broke a 7-7 first-quarter tie and the Green Wave (2-6, 2-2) quickly extended that lead to 21-7 behind Griffin's 61-yarder to Ryan Grant.

Grant hauled in his second touchdown catch of the day, this time an 8-yarder, to give Tulane a 31-10 halftime lead.

Grant finished with 184 receiving yards on six catches while Rush caught eight passes for 126 yards.

UAB (1-7, 0-4) cut the deficit to 45-38 in the fourth quarter but Cairo Santos converted his second field goal of the game to seal the victory.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UAB
TULN
1st Downs2926
Total Yards622619
Passing409466
Rushing213153
Penalties6-4610-71
3rd Down Conversions5-139-14
4th Down Conversions2-30-1
Turnovers43
Possession25:0134:59

Passing Leaders

UABC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown26/524097.933
TulaneC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Griffin34/4246611.151

Rushing Leaders

UABCARYDSAVGTDLG
Reaves211667.9329
Franklin22713.5029
TulaneCARYDSAVGTDLG
Darkwa20743.7232
Kelley8597.4014

Receiving Leaders

UABRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams614323.8163
Adams511923.8041
TulaneRECYDSAVGTDLG
Grant618430.7261
Rush812615.8229

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUABTULN
TD08:18Xavier Rush 21 Yd Pass From Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos Kick) 07
TD03:59Darrin Reaves 1 Yd Run (Ty Long Kick) 77
TD00:51Xavier Rush 15 Yd Pass From Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos Kick) 714
SECOND QUARTERUABTULN
TD14:34Ryan Grant 61 Yd Pass From Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos Kick) 721
FG10:00Cairo Santos 21 Yd 724
FG08:38Ty Long 25 Yd 1024
TD05:45Ryan Grant 8 Yd Pass From Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos Kick) 1031
TD00:18Kennard Backman 1 Yd Pass From Austin Brown (Ty Long Kick) 1731
THIRD QUARTERUABTULN
TD11:03Darrin Reaves 2 Yd Run (Ty Long Kick) 2431
TD08:00Wilson Van Hooser 16 Yd Pass From Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos Kick) 2438
TD05:29Jackie Williams 12 Yd Pass From Austin Brown (Ty Long Kick) 3138
FOURTH QUARTERUABTULN
TD14:57Orleans Darkwa 1 Yd Run (Cairo Santos Kick) 3145
TD12:33Darrin Reaves 25 Yd Run (Ty Long Kick) 3845
FG08:14Cairo Santos 32 Yd 3848
TD03:42Orleans Darkwa 32 Yd Run (Cairo Santos Kick) 3855
TD03:03Kennard Backman 20 Yd Pass From Austin Brown (Ty Long Kick) 4555