Scores

Final

Marshall 31

(4-6, 3-3 C-USA)

UAB 38

(3-7, 2-4 C-USA)

4:30 PM ET, November 10, 2012

Legion Field, BIRMINGHAM, AL

1 2 3 4 T
MRSH 7 0 7 1731
UAB 14 10 7 738

Top Performers

Passing: R. Cato (MRSH) - 216 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Reaves (UAB) - 32 CAR, 184 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Shuler (MRSH) - 5 REC, 77 YDS

UAB 38, Marshall 31

Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Darrin Reaves rushed for 184 yards and two scores and Alabama-Birmingham withstood a late Marshall barrage to win 38-31 Saturday.

The Blazers (3-7, 2-4 Conference USA) led 31-7 with 5:23 left in the third quarter.

Within 2 minutes, the Thundering Herd roared back with a 10-yard TD pass from Rakeem Cato to Jazz King, followed by Kevin Grooms' 7-yard TD run and Justin Haig's 38-yard field goal with 7:18 remaining.

Reaves answered with a 17-yard TD, capping an 11-play, 80-yard drive with 2:50 left to set a single-season UAB touchdown record with 12.

Marshall (4-6, 1-5) then moved downfield quickly and efficiently, with Cato connecting with Tommy Shuler on 30- and 19-yard plays before finding Gator Hoskins for a 3-yard TD with 1:41 remaining.

UAB recovered the onside kick and ran out the clock.

The Blazers' Austin Brown threw two TD passes and Jackie Williams had a 79-yard punt return.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MRSH
UAB
1st Downs1825
Total Yards337406
Passing216197
Rushing121209
Penalties2-305-30
3rd Down Conversions6-167-15
4th Down Conversions1-30-0
Turnovers14
Possession25:2934:31

Passing Leaders

MarshallC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cato25/342166.421
UABC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown20/341975.823

Rushing Leaders

MarshallCARYDSAVGTDLG
Grooms16754.7112
Watson8313.9111
UABCARYDSAVGTDLG
Reaves321845.8220
Coles56012.0039

Receiving Leaders

MarshallRECYDSAVGTDLG
Shuler57715.4030
Hoskins44110.3132
UABRECYDSAVGTDLG
Adams34715.7132
Hearn24723.5133

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMRSHUAB
TD12:27Remi Watson 2 Yd Run (Justin Haig Kick) 70
TD07:59Jackie Williams 79 Yd Punt Return (Ty Long Kick) 77
TD02:39Darrin Reaves 4 Yd Run (Ty Long Kick) 714
SECOND QUARTERMRSHUAB
TD14:50Patrick Hearn 33 Yd Pass From Austin Brown (Ty Long Kick) 721
FG00:17Ty Long 27 Yd 724
THIRD QUARTERMRSHUAB
TD05:23Nick Adams 32 Yd Pass From Austin Brown (Ty Long Kick) 731
TD03:28Jazz King 10 Yd Pass From Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig Kick) 1431
FOURTH QUARTERMRSHUAB
TD14:40Kevin Grooms 7 Yd Run (Justin Haig Kick) 2131
FG07:18Justin Haig 38 Yd 2431
TD02:50Darrin Reaves 17 Yd Run (Ty Long Kick) 2438
TD01:41Gator Hoskins 3 Yd Pass From Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig Kick) 3138