Scores

Final

UAB 27

(2-7, 1-4 C-USA)

Southern Miss 19

(0-9, 0-5 C-USA)

7:30 PM ET, November 3, 2012

M. M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, MS

1 2 3 4 T
UAB 0 0 14 1327
USM 0 16 3 019

Top Performers

Passing: A. Brown (UAB) - 203 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Reaves (UAB) - 35 CAR, 223 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: P. Hearn (UAB) - 5 REC, 54 YDS

UAB 27, Southern Miss. 19

Associated Press

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Darrin Reaves rushed for a season-high 223 yards and two touchdowns and Alabama-Birmingham erased a 16-point halftime deficit to defeat Southern Mississippi 27-19 Saturday night.

The Golden Eagles (0-9, 0-6 Conference USA) led 16-0 at the half, but the Blazers (2-7, 1-4) scored three second-half touchdowns and hit two long field goals to seal the comeback.

Reaves rushed for 169 of his 223 yards in the second half and scored on plays of 14 and 8 yards.

Reaves' first touchdown put the Blazers on the board just after the half. His second put the game out of reach with 2:41 left.

UAB quarterback Austin Brown recovered from a shaky first half to complete 17 of his 29 pass attempts for 228 yards, including a third-quarter, 18-yard touchdown pass to Sam Accursio.

The Blazers' defense held Southern Miss to 117 yards of total offense and forced two second-half turnovers.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UAB
USM
1st Downs2516
Total Yards435295
Passing228112
Rushing207183
Penalties6-614-41
3rd Down Conversions6-143-13
4th Down Conversions0-10-2
Turnovers33
Possession33:3726:23

Passing Leaders

UABC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown17/292287.911
Southern MissC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Alford10/261124.301

Rushing Leaders

UABCARYDSAVGTDLG
Reaves352236.4227
Coles3227.3018
Southern MissCARYDSAVGTDLG
Richard9829.1135
Hester10575.7016

Receiving Leaders

UABRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams45714.3040
Hearn55410.8018
Southern MissRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sims15656.0056
Llanos5479.4020

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERUABUSM
SF14:41UAB Blocked Punt Recovered by UAB in End Zone 02
TD12:26Anthony Alford 10 Yd Run (Corey Acosta Kick) 09
TD01:27Jalen Richard 29 Yd Run (Corey Acosta Kick) 016
THIRD QUARTERUABUSM
TD11:02Darrin Reaves 14 Yd Run (Ty Long Kick) 716
FG08:17Corey Acosta 41 Yd 719
TD04:50Sam Accursio 18 Yd Pass From Austin Brown (Ty Long Kick) 1419
FOURTH QUARTERUABUSM
FG13:54Ty Long 43 Yd 1719
FG08:51Ty Long 40 Yd 2019
TD02:41Darrin Reaves 8 Yd Run (Ty Long Kick) 2719